Pharmacy Technician Program

Pharmacy Technician Program

The Three RIvers Pharmacy Technician Program is a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program for students seeking to earn their PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential.

What is an Pharmacy Technician?

A Pharmacy Technician supports pharmacological services by distributing, stocking, and assembling medication. Pharmacy Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, clinics, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies, retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, long-term care facilities, pharmacy benefit managers, or large industrial complexes.

Course Description

Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn:

  • dosage calculations
  • I.V. flow rates
  • drug compounding
  • dose conversions
  • dispensing of prescriptions
  • inventory control
  • billing and reimbursement.

A great way to begin a new career!


This comprehensive 84-hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field, and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s (PTCB) exam. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Program, includes a graded final exam to help prepare students for the PTCB exam. The instructor will provide details in class. The PTCB exam is included in the cost. This is a national certification program that enables pharmacy technicians to work more effectively with the pharmacists to offer safe and effective patient care and service.

There will be a computer component to this course. Please make sure you have access to a computer or laptop to complete homework assignments. Students can use any of the open computer labs on campus. Students wishing to use our labs are responsible for making sure their TRCC computer account is active for the current semester and are able to log in prior to the first class. Please contact the IT Department at (860) 215-9049 to arrange to activate your account.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide proof of high school completion or equivalent, (foreign students must provide a notarized English-translated transcript)
  • Must also successfully complete our in-house English and mathematics exam or provide proof of prior college-level English and math. (Call our main office at 860-215-9028 to schedule time to take the test)
  • Basic 4-function calculator. No cell phones or programmable calculators allowed

Please Note:
It is mandatory that you provide all necessary forms with your registration. A seat will not be held until all of your documentation and payment are received.

Course Schedule

Spring 2020 – CRN# 14227

Instructor:  Peter Sposato, R.Ph.

Dates/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3/3/20 – 6/4/20, 5:30-8:30pm, Room: B118

Cost: $1,800, textbook and exam fee included*

*SNAP E&T and WIOA eligible, SNAP E&T is a voluntary work program. Participants must be able to work upon completion of the program.

CEUs: 8.4

Registration deadline: 2/24/20

Learn how to register.


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SNAP and WIOA Eligible

The Pharmacy Technician Program is WIOA and SNAP eligible.

SNAP-eligible recipients – Please note this is not an enrichment program. The outcome of this training is employment. Please note that employment may directly impact your disability benefits.