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FF - Pharmacy Technician-HPHV Hybrid Class

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This course is designed to include the best features of face-to-face instruction with web-based activities and resources. This mix of traditional in-person instruction and technology based online learning provides students a greater flexibility and reduces the amount of classroom time.  Contact one of our Career Navigators to get on the path to a career with our accelerated program today!

The pharmacy is often the most accessible form of health care, and pharmacy technicians play a vital role in hospitals, health systems, and community, grocery or drug store pharmacies. This course will prepare you to support pharmacists to provide safe and effective patient care. Pharmacy technicians are comfortable communicating with diverse audiences, performing data entry with various software programs, problem-solving to work in a busy environment, and maintaining professionalism to provide quality patient care. At the end of the course, you will apply for the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). 


• Customer service and interpersonal communication
• Accurately read and fill prescriptions
• Perform calculations, routes and formulations
• Maintain patient confidentiality and medical ethics
• Perform basic insurance billing and medical record keeping

Students will be prepared to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). 

  • Online learning tools and study materials
  • Loaner copy of printed textbook
  • The Pocket Guide Generic to Brand Reference
  • PTCE Online Practice Assessment & Exam Voucher by PTCB 

  • Mandatory attendance at Workforce Healthcare Orientation. Date to be determined, students will be notified.
  • Transportation to utilize campus computer labs or personal computer for work performed outside of class time.

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Demonstrate college readiness by completing one of the following: 
• Proof of GED or US high school diploma valid within past five years. Scores or GPA to be evaluated for college readiness.
• US college diploma or transcript showing completion of non-developmental English and Math.
• Take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) for English and Math. Developmental scores not eligible to register. 
• Submit results from the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). 
High school diploma or equivalent education diploma: (e.g., a GED or foreign diploma). Candidates who are within 60 days of acquiring their high school diploma or equivalent will be eligible to apply for the PTCE with a copy of a high school diploma, transcript, or school official letter. PTCB certification will not be granted until proof of high school completion (or equivalent) is provided to PTCB.
Full disclosure of all criminal and State Board of Pharmacy registration or licensure actions; must disclose when registering for the PTCE at the end of the course.  

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Class Details

12 Sessions
Weekly - Tue


Sheila Duff Iqbal 



Please read:  I am enrolling in this class as part of the New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program (WCG). As a condition to receiving a grant, I agree to the following terms and conditions as specified on this site: WCG Release Form.



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/15/2020 - 12/1/2020 Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM TBD Sheila Duff Iqbal  Lecture