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.
Pharmacy technician in institutional or retail environments.
1,050 clock hours
A standard high school diploma or GED diploma; TABE scores of math (11), reading (10), and language (10) or an earned associate of applied science degree or higher (official transcript must be sent to Enrollment Services and Student Success at TCC); be 17 years of age or older; successfully pass local/national Level 1 criminal background check (student expense); successfully pass drug screen (student expense); and submit a completed TCC Immunization form (needed immunizations are at the student’s expense).
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 deadline.
See Additional Healthcare Program Requirements for more important information.
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