Pharmacy Technician

Program Content: The content includes, but is not limited to, communication and interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, pharmacy terminology, pharmacology, medication processing, IV/Chemo-therapy preparation, inventory control, automation/computer applications and customer service. Upon employment, pharmacy technicians work under the direction of a licensed pharmacist and are trained to prepare prescription medications, provide customer service, and perform administrative duties within a pharmacy setting. Coursework includes but is not limited to: pharmacy terminology, pharmacology, medication processing, law and ethics, IV/Chemotherapy preparation, inventory control, automation/ computer applications and customer service. Upon successful completion of the program the student is eligible to register as a Registered Pharmacy Technician (RPT) in the state of Florida and to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) in order to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

1. Apply to Manatee Technical College here:
2. Attend a program information session. Call 941.752.8100, prompts 2, 3, and 5 for more information.
2. Submit a completed program application that includes the following:

a. TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) pre-entrance scores required
b. Proof of Florida residence (ex. Florida Driver’s License)
c. Completed background check
d. Proof of High School Diploma or GED

3. Entrance exam required.

Length of Program: This program is 1050 clock hours, which takes approximately 11 months to complete if attending full-time.

Industry Certification: Program graduates are prepared to earn the PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification.

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Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Pharmacy Technician (H170500)

For More Information: Contact Amy Gates: 941.752.8100 x 2032, Email