Hybrid Program for Fall.
Why wait to begin training for a rewarding career as a pharmacy technician? With heightened concerns for health and public safety, pharmacy technicians are in demand! Unlike self-paced, online programs, Rio Hondo College’s pharmacy technician program is taught in real-time by a live instructor in a virtual classroom using Zoom technology. This 260-hour program covers topics such as pharmacology for technicians, pharmacy law and regulations, sterile and non-sterile compounding, quality assurance, and medication safety. Students will complete most skills labs virtually, and an in-the-classroom lab day has been scheduled for January 9, 2021.
This training qualifies students to sit for either the PTCE (offered through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) or the ExCPT (offered through the National Healthcareer Association).
Students will need to have access to internet, PC, laptop, or tablet and access to a printer in order to participate. Program includes a 120-hour externship where you will receive hands-on training in a pharmacy under the direction of a pharmacist. Upon successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician program, you will be eligible to apply for your California Pharmacy Technician License. *
*This program fulfills the education requirements of the California Board of Pharmacy (Business and Professions Code Section 4202) for pharmacy technician licensure.
Must be 18+ years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED. A clean background check is necessary for licensure in CA.
Online Info Session 1 - June 6 @ 10 AM – To receive the Zoom link and password, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Info Session 2 – June 20 @ 10 AM - To receive the Zoom link and password, email email@example.com
Tuesdays 6-9:30 & Saturdays 9 AM – 12:30 PM
July 18, 2020 – December 1, 2020, Lab Day – January 9, 2020, 9 AM – 5 PM
No Class Sep 5, Nov 28
$2,100 (**Textbook, lab coat/scrubs, license application fee is not included in tuition. Payment plan available.)
Payment Plan - $700 due at registration, $700 due August 18, $700 due September 18
Homework, quizzes, and handouts are accessed online; access to internet, printer, and email are required.