pharmacy technician

This course is designed to train students to obtain entry-level positions in the Pharmacy Technician industry. The program teaches students basic pharmacology, measurement and calculating techniques, terminology and classification, preparations of unit bose packaging, preparation and delivery of medications, inventory control, legal and ethical responsibilities, clerical skills, customer service skills. Upon successful completion, students can expect to find entry-level positions in community/retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, pharmaceutical industry, and other medical settings. All students will participate in hands-on activities and skills. Students will leave the program with a certificate from Technical Center for Career & Adult Education. This programs allows successful students to sit for the National Healthcare Association's Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. Pharmacy Technician Flyer

Uniform Example

For Gainful Employment Information, visit our Gainful Employment Disclosures tab- *All students who completed program between 7/1/2014 and 6/30/2015 are included in this calculation*

Completion Rate: 100%    Placement Rate: 75%       Licensure Exam Pass Rate: 100%

For employment information, visit

*Data as reported to COE and is updated annually in December of each calendar year.
Placement calculation may exclude (if applicable) program completers that are awaiting exam results,
refused employment, continued post-secondary education, or may be otherwise unavailable for employment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where do I  register for the Pharmacy Technician Program?
A: Technical Center for Career & Adult Education, 1426 19th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Q: What are the prerequisites for the Pharmacy Technician Program?
A: No, however students must have high school diploma or its equivalent to sit for the PTCE or ExCPT exam.

Q: Is there any entrance testing?
A: Yes, all applicants for Career and Technical Education programs 450 hours or more are required to take a state-mandated TABE prior to enrollment.

Several exemptions to TABE are accepted. In order to be exempt, a student must submit official documentation for verification of an exemption:
  • Possess a college degree at the associate in applied science (AAS) level or higher;
  • Demonstrate readiness for public postsecondary education pursuant to s. 1008.30, F.S. and applicable rules adopted by the State Board of Education; Revised July 29, 2016 4a.
  • A student who entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma or a student who is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services shall not be required to take the common placement test and shall not be required to enroll in developmental education instruction in a Florida College System institution. However, a student who is not required to take the common placement test and is not required to enroll in developmental education under this paragraph may opt to be assessed and to enroll in developmental education instruction, and the college shall provide such assessment and instruction upon the student’s request.
  • Pass a state or national industry certification or licensure examination that is identified in State Board of Education rules and aligned to the CTE program in which the student is enrolled; or is enrolled in an apprenticeship program that is registered with FDOE in accordance with Chapter 446.                                                                                                     
  • Students enrolled in law enforcement training academies are exempt from the requirements. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has designated the Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) is used with these students.
Q: Is Financial Aid available?

A: Yes, contact Technical Center for Career & Adult Education at (772) 564-4970

Q: Is a payment plan available?
A: A payment plan is available for information contact (772) 564-4970

Q: Where can I work as a Pharmacy Technician?
A: Pharmacy Technicians are employed at community/retail pharmacy's, hospital pharmacy, pharmaceutical industry,and other medical settings.


For more information contact call 772-564-4970.



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