Connecticut Community College System Pharmacy Technician Program

Learning Experience Reviewed 2015

  • Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program 

Credit Recommendation

  • Pharmacy Technician Training: 4 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates

May 2010 through May 2020

Source of Records

Asnuntuck Community College

Capital Community College

Gateway Community College

Housatonic Community College

Manchester Community College

Middlesex Community College

Tunxis Community College

About the Reviewed Program

The program is offered in partnership with the Connecticut Pharmacists Association, using the same curriculum at each of the Connecticut Community College System training sponsors listed above.

How to Apply for the Credit


Certified Pharmacy Technician Training: 4 credits, lower division level
This comprehensive 60-hour program is designed to prepare students for an entry-level position in a community, hospital or long-term care setting. It also serves as preparation for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam. Topics include medical terminology specific to the pharmacy; reading and interpreting prescriptions; defining drugs by generic and brand names; dosage calculation; I.V. flow rate; drug compounding; dose conversion; dispensing of prescriptions; inventory control; billing, and insurance reimbursement.

About the Review

This review was funded by the Connecticut Health & Life Sciences Career Initiative (HLSCI), a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor. HLSCI is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.