Pharmacy Technician

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The State of Maryland requires that all Pharmacy Technicians will be certified. Students who successfully complete this program and clinical, and provide and pass the background check will be eligible to register with the Maryland Board of Pharmacy. This program also prepares students for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam. See website at

Pharmacy Tech
Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists dispense medication. Technicians work in pharmacies, including those found in grocery and drug stores, and hospitals on a full or part-time basis. This five-month program, including 160 hours of clinical experience is approved by the Maryland Board of Pharmacy and results in Maryland state certification. This program also prepares students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam (PTCE) for national certification.


Required Courses:                                                           

  •  HES 332 -  Pharmacy Technician                            Tuition:   $945                                          
  •  HES 529 -  Pharmacy Technician Clinical Pt. 1      Tuition:   $125       
  •  HES 530 -  Pharmacy Technician Clinical Pt. 2      Tuition:   $125        

Free Orientation:

Attend a free pharmacy orientation on 6/23/14 or 7/28/14  from  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Center for Health Studies - Room 2101.

 Highlights of the Pharmacy Technician Training program: 

  • offered in the Spring and Fall semesters
  • competitively priced
  • small - evening classes with lab
  • taught by pharmacists and technicians with years of experience

Employment Trends

  • Job opportunities are expected to increase by 24% from 2010 to 2020.
  • Many technicians work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • 54% of all jobs are in pharmacies and drug stores.


  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Complete Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Placement Test with a score of 82 or higher, or have successfully completed DVM-0071, or provide proof of recent college credits (2 yrs), or provide proof of successful completion of HES 577 - Medical Math course with a minimum score of 75%.
  • Complete Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Placement Test with a score of 65 or higher, or provide proof of college credit.
  • Note: For Accuplacer Testing: Present a completed Placement Test Referral form to the Student Assessment Center.                                                                        
  • Have access to the Internet
  • Have a working e-mail address
  • Have an OWL Link account
  • Background and drug screening are required prior to clinical

Get Started on a Rewarding Career as a Pharmacy Technician Today !

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