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Pharmacy Technician Program

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Get a Start on Your Pharmacy Career

With the growing need for pharmaceuticals and a rapidly expanding healthcare field, the timing has never been better to begin a career in the industry. About 71% of pharmacy technician jobs are in retail pharmacies, grocery stores or mass retailers.

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Pharmacy Technician In-Person Information Sessions


Fall 2020 Course Description and Schedule Information

Course Prerequisites and Special Notes

Program requirements: High school diploma or G.E.D, Adequate knowledge of 9th and 10th grade math (algebra), Proficient in English (verbal and written communication skills), No prior criminal record, 18 years old (some exceptions), Hand to eye coordination and finger agility.

This is an online course that requires using Canvas and Zoom.

Please Note: We are committed to the safety and security of online instruction and are constantly adapting to offer the best experience for all users. To help ensure security during Zoom webinars, a password to enter the Zoom session will be provided to assist with these measures.

All pharmacy technicians must be nationally certified. This course will prepare you for both national certification exams.

This program may be eligible for funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to qualified participants that are unemployed and meet the eligibility requirements. Email professionalworkshops@clcillinois.edu or call (847) 543-2990 for additional information.

Veterans should contact the College of Lake County Veteran Student Services office at (847) 543-2018 to determine if veteran education benefits could be applied to this course.

All classes are not offered every semester.



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