This program only accepts high school seniors. Juniors are encouraged to enroll in Introduction to Health Careers.
If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, flourish with organization, and have a deep passion for people, then let CTEC bring out the inner Pharmacy Technician in you!
When a customer comes to the pharmacy, they are more than likely ill with some sort of disease state. As a pharmacy technician, one must be extraordinarily compassionate, knowledgeable of the illnesses that are associated with the top 200 medications and be as accurate as they are amiable.
CTEC’s Pharmacy Technician program is a one-year course. During the second semester of the program, some students may have the opportunity to serve an internship at a local pharmacy.
Designations offered to students completing the Pharmacy Technician program include:
Pharmacy Technician students should be proficient in reading and writing comprehension skills. Math skills must include the ability to multiply and divide fractions and basic mathematical conversions.
In order to be considered for a second-semester internship, students must be at least 18 years of age at time of internship, have a social security number, obtain fingerprint clearance through the Department of Justice, and pass a drug test.
Students earn 15 general elective units each semester toward their high school graduation. College prep course. Meets area “G” approval for UC admission.
This is a career awareness class that instructs students on the basics necessary for entry-level employment. Successful Pharmacy Technician students often pursue careers in the following:
Advisory Board/Industry Partners
The Advisory Board provides crucial guidance for the Pharmacy Technician program at CTEC. These industry partners have generously donated their time and expertise to share industry trends, offer assistance, and ensure the curriculum is providing the highest levels of training and career development opportunities for our students.