Pharmacy Technician Program

Class Number: 10803

Fall 2019

CE 9850

5 CEUs


This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students 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, students 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 parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.




Course Fee: $1,299
* Class meets at the Downtown Campus in the Westfield San Francisco Centre, 835 Market Street.
Class meets on every Saturday, September 7- November 9 from 9:00am-3:30pm, (includes 1-hour lunch break)
This course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to pursue certification including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam.
Upon successful completion of the course requirements, a certificate of completion is awarded from SF State's College of Extended Learning. With the certificate of completion students would be eligible to sit for the PTCB exam
The PTCB exam is not offered or included as part of this course. To learn more about the PTCB exam, fees and general information, visit the PTCB Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's website at:
This course is also offered online in partnership with Health Ed Today, learn about the online course at:
Registration is open and ongoing for this online course, students can register at any time through Health Ed Today.

Class Number: 10803

Refund Information

Refund Code Full Refund 75% Refund No Refund
CEL_2 Class dropped one day prior to class start day Class dropped on class start day Class dropped beyond class start day


Last Update: Oct 15, 2019 8:36am