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Pharmacy Technician II Program
This program is WIA-approved [ Learn more... ]
This program is approved under the GI Bill.
The next program is scheduled to begin on May 14. Classes will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Please call 401-455-6070 for more information or to make an appointment for a one-on-one orientation session.
Comprehensive Certified Pharmacy Technician Program
This RI Board of Pharmacy approved course is designed to teach students the fundamentals and particulars of being a Pharmacy Technician II. This course is taught in three modules. This program must be taken in its entirety. Courses are not available separately.
The program is geared toward a variety of students including those interested in becoming pharmacy technicians, pre-pharmacy students or those with a health care background looking to strengthen their current skills. This class introduces students to various pharmacy practice settings and covers drug classes, basic physiology, drug interactions and daily pharmacy operations. This program trains individuals to effectively assist in pharmaceutical preparations and complete daily required tasks in any pharmacy environment, although on-the-job training is still a part of pharmacy training. This class also will prepare you to take the national certification exam.
Also, students will be thoroughly trained in the basic concepts of pharmacy calculations. Students will have the opportunity to understand and practice math concepts and calculations needed to become a certified pharmacy technician.
Following the classroom training, 105 hours, students will have a time frame of approximately two weeks to sit for the national certification exam and obtain their state license.
They will then be assigned to an externship position of 60 hours which will complete their training.
If you are interested in this program, you must attend an orientation. All applicants must supply a copy of a high school diploma or GED certificate and complete a TABE assessment comprising math, reading and language, as well as complete a Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) form.
This program is not eligiable for financial aid.
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