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​Pharmacy Technician, PSAV Program Certificate (5022)

Pharmacy technicians  help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication. They have a strong knowledge of medication names, actions, uses and dosages and work under the supervision of a pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians perform a multitude of tasks such as receiving information from patients or healthcare professionals on prescriptions that need to be filled, counting or measuring out medications, compounding (mixing) medications, preparing IV mixtures, arranging for patient consultations with the pharmacist, and at times delivering medications to hospital patients ready for discharge.

Students in this certificate program will learn from lecture, lab work, and internship experience.

The graduates from this program are qualified to work as pharmacy technicians in retail and online pharmacies, hospital, inpatient and outpatient clinics, pharmaceutical companies, and many more exciting locations. Students who complete the program are eligible to register with the State of Florida, as well as sit for the national pharmacy technician certification examination administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians. Pharmacy technicians who successfully pass the exam are eligible to use the title certified pharmacy technician.

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Students must complete the following requirements by the deadline in order to be eligible for the Pharmacy Technician program: 

  • Submit a TCC Application
  • Submit copies of official transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services
  • Submit an application to the Pharmacy Technology program
  • Pass a Level 1 Background Check (background nchecks are approximately $146.75)
  • Required immunizations/screenings

Program Application:

This is a limited-access program. Persons interested in entering the Pharmacy Technician program should begin the application process. Applicants must submit a Pharmacy Technician program application; this is a separate application from the College application.

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 Program Details


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Program Purpose:

To prepare students to assist a pharmacist with the technical tasks that take place in the pharmacy. Successful completers will be eligible to register as a pharmacy technician in the State of Florida (RPT) through the Florida Department of Health. Additionally, pharmacy technicians who successfully pass the program are eligible for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exams administered by either the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians. Those who pass this exam are then able to use the title Certified Pharmacy Technician, in conjunction with the title Registered Pharmacy Technician.

Employment Types:
Pharmacy technician in institutional or retail environments.

Program Length:
1,050 clock hours

Admission Requirements:
Standard high school diploma or GED diploma. Must be at least 17 years of age. Must successfully pass local/national Level 1 criminal background check (student expense) and successfully pass drug screen (student expense). Must submit a completed TCC Immunization form. (Needed immunizations are at student’s expense.)

Note: Students must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) within the first six months of participation in the program or present evidence of allowable substitute. (Learn more .) In order to successfully complete the program, students must earn a score of 11 or higher in mathematics, 10 or higher in language, and 10 or higher in reading).

Program Application:
The Pharmacy Technician program begins each Fall and Spring and is a limited-access program. Persons interested in entering the Pharmacy Technician program should begin the application process during the term prior to which entry is anticipated. Applicants must submit a TCC admission application ( and Pharmacy Technician program application by the published application deadline.

See Additional Healthcare Program Requirements  for more important information.

Healthcare Professions

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View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry .

Course Information

Semester I (245 clock hours)

Semester II (260 clock hours)

Semester III (545 clock hours)


All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail

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