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Program Description:
Continuing Education at Hunter College in conjunction with The Institute of Pharmacy Technician Training will provide a course that prepares students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), and furthermore prepares students to be employed by teaching career development skills and providing an opportunity for externships.

This course will prepare students to take the Pharmacy Technician (PTCB) certification exam. The curriculum and training content is designed to align with PTCB exam competencies.

Technologies Included: Student and instructor learning portals (LMS)

Program Modules:

  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Diseases & Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • Integrated Theory Seminar

    Requirements (Certification by Pharmacy Technician Certification Board PTCB)

  • GED or High School diploma
  • Proof of full medical examination within last 12 months
  • Students must pass a Pre-Assessment math exam prior to registration: click here for the test
  • Students with a criminal record or drug use do not qualify
  • In order to be certified students must complete one of the following:
  • Pathway 1: A PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program (or completion within 60 days).
  • Pathway 2: Equivalent work experience as a pharmacy technician (min. 500 hours). This alternative path will serve experienced pharmacy technicians who were not in a position to attend a PTCB-recognized program.
  • Program Length: • One 3-hour live class per week for 15 weeks (45 hours of live instruction)
    • 155 hours of self-paced learning and assignments
    Location: • Fully Online (live instruction + self-paced online learning)
    • Self-paced narrated and interactive online lectures
    • Digital self-scoring practice exams
    Instructor: The Institute of Pharmacy Technician Training
    • Ash Garrett, PharmD, RPh
    • Wale Omoluju, PharmD, RPh
    • Patrick Campbell, MA
    Course material/Book • Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice,
        5e 5th Edition Publisher: Elsevier Buy now from Amazon
    • Computer and broadband internet access
    • Calculator
    • Notebook
    • Index cards
    Tuition: $1295 plus registration fee of $35
    Payment Plan: Down payment of $730 + 2 payments of $300

    The externship costs consist of two fees:

    1. Background check and drug screening fee:
    •    Approximately $165
    •    The exact cost for the background check will vary slightly based on the state in which the student lives
    •    The student pays Validity Screening Solutions directly

    2. Externship site coordination fee:
    •    Approximately $300-400
    •    The exact fee varies depending on the training site
    •    The coordination fee is a pass-through cost to compensate the site for the time and resources necessary to onboard and train the student
    •    The student can pay the site fee using our online portal - this tends to keep the process efficient and smooth for the sites involved

    For students that opt to enroll in an externship we will provide them with a clear and helpful instruction guide that describes the enrollment process. This guide will also provide the two links that students will use to pay for the background check/drug screen and the site coordination fee.


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