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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Program

The Pharmacy Technician program, at Valley College of Medical Careers, will teach students pharmacy operations and procedures, computer applications, job readiness techniques, personal development, and basic pharmacology skills.

More info & start dates

2018 Classes start

November (AM) - 13, 29
November (PM) - 20
December (AM) - 20
December (PM) - 20

VCMC graduates may find employment in retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, and other clinical drug environments. The VCMC Pharmacy Technician program provides our students with the basic knowledge and skills that will qualify them to work as entry-level Pharmacy Technicians.

Upon successful completion of the training, the VCMC Pharmacy Technician graduate will be able to identify and understand drug nomenclature, dosage forms, routes of administration, and abbreviations used in pharmacy, identify the most common medications by their trade and generic names, perform conversions and/or calculations of weights and measures, understand California pharmacy law, understand basic pharmacology, perform pharmacy operations of the Drug Distribution system, and sterile product preparation.

There is a huge demand for employment in this medical field and advancement can come quick with the right training.

Program Details
Program Length 860 hours/40 weeks
45.5 Semester Credit Hours
CIP Code 51.0805
SOC Code 29-2052
O-NET 29-2052.00
Credential Level 01=Undergraduate Certificate
Cost of program
Tuition $13,350.00
Registration Fee $100.00
Books & Supplies $500.00
STRF $0.00
TOTAL $13,950.00

*Non-refundable.
STRF = $0.50 for every $1,000 rounded to the nearest $1,000

Completion and Placement Rates

Period 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2016

On-Time Completion Rate: 86.0%
Job Placement Rate:  70.0%
Median Loan Debt
Federal Loan Debt: $8,294.00
Private Loan Debt: N/A
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