Do you want to be part of a growing field in health care without spending years and years in school?
Tidewater Community College’s Career Studies Certificate in Pharmacy Technician prepares you to work in hospitals, clinics and retail pharmacies, where you are the liaison between pharmacists and customers or patients.
TCC's certificate is recognized by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy as an approved training program. You will learn how to order, stock, package, prepare and dispense medications under the supervision of a pharmacist.
Get started in one of the most trusted fields in health care. Pharmacy ranks second in Gallup’s annual poll in ethics and honesty among professions.
Certify your skills
The Career Studies Certificate in Pharmacy Technician requires the following:
- An application to the program. Download the Pharmacy Technician program application or fill out the application form online
- Placement into Math Essentials (MTE) 3 or higher and English (ENG) 111 based on the results of your Virginia Placement Test
TCC’s Career Studies Certificate in Pharmacy Technician consists of 2 semesters of full-time study, with classes held mainly on the Portsmouth Campus.
Estimated Program Cost*:
24 credits x $185.35 per credit = $4,448.40 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.
Graduates of this program are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce in retail and clinical settings. You can also choose to pursue another health professions program at TCC.
Veterans, transitioning military, spouses and dependents: TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education provides academic guidance and help in maximizing your GI Bill® and other educational benefits.
Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.
100% pass rate on the Virginia Pharmacy Technician Exam. After 8 classes, you're ready to take the test!
Gain hands-on experience with a second-semester internship that could lead to immediate employment
Day and evening classes offered
* Salary estimate is provided for comparison purposes only and doesn’t constitute a promise of employment or earnings. Salaries were calculated based on related job codes and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.