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Pharmacy Technician Program

Tuition-Free Pharmacy Technician Program
Cohort starts August 26, 2024

Mission College is proud to announce the Pharmacy Technician Program is now non-credit, offering tuition-free courses to those who live in the West Valley-Mission service area.

Pharmacy Training Toward a Certificate of Completion

Our nine-month program takes a very practical approach to pharmacy training and is designed to prepare graduates for work in one of many pharmacy settings in a short period of time.

The program is excellent for recent high school graduates, college students, other health care workers, those looking for a career change, anyone who wants entry into the pharmacy or health fields, or anyone who wants to learn and skill and start a new career!

Classes are taught by both pharmacists and certified pharmacy technicians practicing in all areas of pharmacy. Students will receive hours which include class and lab instruction, tutoring, and clinical externship training in a pharmacy.

Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion, qualify for licensure (registration) by the CA State Board of Pharmacy, and Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam eligibility.

Application Process
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  • Acceptance notifications will be emailed by July 19, 2024
  • Qualified applicants are accepted on first come-first serve basis.
  • Program starts August 26, 2024

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Career Outlook

Skills Needed

  • Integrity and Ethics
  • Accuracy
  • Ability to relate to people (interpersonal skills)
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Computer Literacy

Select Jobs in the Field

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Retail pharmacy, filling prescriptions.
  • Closed-door pharmacy that works with specific groups like hospice facilites, jails or online medication companies.
  • Hospital pharmacy providing round-the-clock coverage.
  • Pharmacy benefit manager, overseeing the operations.