Pharmacy Technician II Program


Free 12-week training program to become a nationally certified Pharmacy Technician II beginning September 17, 2018.  Funded provided by the RI Department of Labor & Training and the U.S. Department of Labor in partnership with CCRI, Skills for Rhode Island's Future and CVS.  

This program is designed to teach students the fundamentals and particulars of being a Pharmacy Technician II. 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.

In addition to the classroom training of 180 hours, students will need to complete a 120-hour externship.

Recruiters are scheduling interviews now!

If you are interested in this career training program with preferred hiring status, contact Skills for Rhode Island's Future and ask to speak with Shawnee Taveras at 401-680-5963 or send her an email The first class is expected to begin in September, 2018.

Contact Information

CWCE Office Locations

Knight Campus, Warwick
400 East Avenue, 4th Floor
Warwick, RI 02886
Tel: 401-825-1214

Flanagan Campus, Lincoln
1762 Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865
Tel: 401-333-7070

Liston Campus, Providence
One Hilton Street
Providence, RI 02905
Tel: 401-455-6144

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Last Updated: 7/31/18