Pharmacy Technician

Career Certificate

Get Hands-On Pharmacy Experience

From our simulation laboratory to clinical rotations, you gain thorough training for your new career as a pharmacy tech.  
This accredited Pharmacy Technician Certification Board program prepares you pass the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam® (PTCE®). You spend 11 months in school developing your expertise in five core modalities:

  • interpersonal skills
  • foundational professional knowledge
  • processing and handling of medications and orders
  • quality patient care
  • regulatory compliance

What can you do with a Pharmacy Technician certificate?

Pharmacies depend on pharmacy techs. You influence healthcare outcomes and may play varied roles in the healthcare industry. The job outlook is above average. With experience, you may be promoted to a senior pharmacy technician or pharmacy technician manager. You may then progress to become a group manager or senior manager and take over operations as the managing director of the location.

  • Pharmacy technician
  • Pharmacy technician manager
  • Retail manager
  • Pharmacy specialist 


CLC's Pharmacy Technology is jointly accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

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Students graduating from CLC’s Pharmacy Tech program will sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.

PTCB certificants are required to recertify to maintain active certification. Get more information on PTCB or access recertificate requirements.

  • PTCB Certification is accepted in all 50 States and Puerto Rico.
  • The exam is administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.


Career Outlook

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    PHM 120 4
    HWP 290 3
    PHM 130 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PHM 120
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HWP 290
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PHM 130
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    PHM 151 3
    PHM 150 3
    • Course Code PHM 151
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PHM 150
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    PHM 201 2
    PHM 202 2
    PHM 190 2
    • Course Code PHM 201
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PHM 202
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PHM 190
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours


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Pharmacy Technician at CLC

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