Pharmacy Technician Program


The Pharmancy Technician Program is a two semester program that prepares students to work as technicians under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.  Students may obtain the Certificate of Achievement in Pharmancy Technician by successfully completing the 30 units of instruction consisting of didactic and practical experience in a simulated community pharmancy, homecare or hospital pharmacy.

In the classroom, sudents will learn the role and function of pharmacy technicians.  The practical experience is in a simulated retail, homecare, or hospital pharmacy.  The students will perform the procedures and techniques that are assigned to pharmancy technicans.

Admission Requirements:

  1. 18 years of age or older
  2. Official high school transcript indicating graduated or G.E.D.
  3. A 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on prior college or high school transcripts is advised
  4. An individual orientation

Upon Acceptance:

A physicial examination, negative TB test, and proof of immuity for specified communicable diseases.

All applicants must attend an orientation.  You must bring ONE of the following documents with you:

  1. Copy of your CCSF Placement Test results or test waiver
  2. Copy of your CCSF transcript
  3. Copy of your college transcript or diploma indicating an award of an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree or higher  

Click here for an orientation flyer.

Prerequistes and Preferred or Completed Courses

MATH 40 or placement in Math 60 and ENGL 93 or 95 or 88 or placement in ENGL 96 or 88B.

Preferred or completed:

  1. Successful completion of a course in Introductions to Computers
  2. Documentation that student types 35 words per minute
  3. Medical terminology knowledge
  4. Anatomy 14 or equivalent knowledge of human anatomy