Join a rewarding health care field in just two semesters
Want to be part of a growing field in health care without spending years and years in school? Join a rewarding health care field after just two semesters with Tidewater Community College’s pharmacy technician program! In addition to building your skills in general pharmacology and medical terminology, the curriculum provides real-world, hands-on experience.
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Career Studies Certificate - Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy technicians order, stock, package, prepare, and dispense medications under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. You’ll also be prepared to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination to become a Pharmacy Technician (Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Pharmacy).
Additional Program Information:
Students will prepare to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examinations in order to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).
Admission to the pharmacy technician program is very selective and requires a separate application in addition to general admission to the college.
To qualify for this competitive program, you will need to complete your program application by the following deadlines:
- October 1 to November 1 for Spring Semester
- March 1 to April 1 for Summer Semester
- June 1 to July 1 for Fall Semester
This program prepares students to sit for professional exams and/or apply for professional licensure that is required for employment in the related occupation in Virginia. If you live or move outside of Virginia, you must consult with the program lead to confirm whether the program will meet your state’s requirements prior to enrolling in courses. Visit this website to learn more.
Is this program for you?
Yes, if you:
- are detail-oriented
- have excellent communication skills
- are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment