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Montclair State University Continuing and Professional Education Catalog > Allied Health

Pharmacy Technician Program  

This comprehensive 50 hour certificate program will prepare learners to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, learners will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

This program meets the necessary requirements to take the Pharmacy Technician Certified Board (PTCB) – Certified Pharmacy Technician (PTCB) exam.

As part of this Pharmacy Technician program, you will be eligible to participate in a 80 hour clinical externship .


Pharmacy Technician Program Fee: $1,299.00
Instructor(s): Instructor TBD
Length of Course: 1/28/2019 - 3/20/2019  
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM  
Contact Hours: 50
Location: The Graduate School & School of Nursing,
Registration for this program ends on 1/24/2019.

This program meets every Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.