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Pharmacy Technician Program

The Community Hospital Pharmacy Technician Program prepares students for a pharmacy technician position in a retail or hospital setting. This program is intended for individuals with a high school degree seeking a career in the pharmacy profession. After completing the 12-week program, graduates will be prepared to take a national certification exam, such as the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).

Areas of Instruction:

  • Introduction to pharmacy
  • Pharmacy law
  • Community and ambulatory care pharmacy practice
  • Hospital pharmacy practice
  • Drug information resources
  • Medication dosage forms and routes of administration
  • Processing medication orders and prescriptions
  • Pharmacy calculations
  • Sterile compounding
  • Non-sterile compounding and repackaging
  • Purchasing and inventory control
  • Bill and reimbursement
  • And more

Experienced pharmacy technicians and pharmacists serve as designated trainers, guiding the students through real-time daily processes for a practical pharmacy experience.

Admission Requirements:

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Minimum overall GPA 2.50
  • Completed high school course in sciences (biology/chemistry), math (algebra) and English/composition
  • Three references: one personal, one academic and one from a previous employer
  • Criminal background check, drug screen, essential functions
  • $1,500 tuition expense
  • On-site interview

For more information and an application packet, contact Fred Tokarchuck IV, CPhT, program director at 219-703-1159 or fred.tokarchuck@comhs.org.