Instructor Bio

Instructor at CCSF for over 14 years for the Pharmacy Technician Program and over 2 years for the CCSF Nursing program. 

Pharmacy Technician: PHTC 101, 102, 103, 104A and 104B

The Pharmacy Technician Program is a 2 semester certificate program with the option to continue on for a AA degree. The program is asynchronous online with a in person Lab component and 240 hours of externship experience in a pharmacy. 

Course Syllabus

Pharmacy Technician

  • PHTC 101, Pharmacy Technician Theory I
  • PHTC 103, Pharmacy Technician Theory II
  • PHTC 102, Pharmacy Technician Lab
  • PHTC 104A, Pharmacy Technician Clinical Externship
  • PHTC 104B,  Pharmacy Technician Clinical Lab
  • Course Syllabus for Pharmacy Technician Program

PHTC 101 Syllabus

PHTC 102 Clinical Lab

PHTC 103 Syllabus

PHTC 104 Syllabus

PHTC 104B Syllabus

Students may obtain the Certificate of Achievement in Pharmacy Technician by successfully completing the two semester program. The Pharmacy Technician Program starts in the Fall Semester each year. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to work under the direct supervision of a pharmacist in hospitals, retail pharmacies and other institutional settings.

To be considered for admission to the program, applicants must:

  1. Complete the pre-requisites to the Program: Math 70 or higher. 
  2. Attend one orientation session scheduled in fall or spring and pick up the Application to the Pharmacy Technician Program.
  3. Complete and submit the Application to the Pharmacy Technician Program to the Pharmacy Technician Office, Room 111, Gym Building, John Adams Center, by the deadline date and time.
  4. Attend the individual orientation session scheduled with the Pharmacy Technician instructors to review prerequisite compliance and clinical placement requirements
  5. File with the Office of Admissions and Records a completed credit application for admission to City College

Successful applicants are required to submit evidence of a recent tuberculin skin test or chest x-ray, proof of immunizations, and a physical examination which indicates they are in good physical health to include the following:

  • 20/100 vision correctable to 20/30 in both eyes with normal color perception
  • able to stand unassisted for long periods of time
  • able to walk, bend, reach, lift product, and stoop frequently
  • possess normal hearing or corrected hearing within the normal range
  • able to manipulate stationary and mobile medical equipment

All applicants who meet the above requirements are eligible for the program. Classroom space and clinical site placements limit the class size to 30 students; therefore, students are selected by lottery from the eligible applicants.

Background Check. A background check may be required by the assigned clinical sites. The cost of this will be incurred by the student. Students must complete this background check prior to clinical placement.

Drug Screening. Drug screening may be required by the clinical placement site. The student is responsible for this cost. 

Immunization Screening. Certain immunizations may be require by the clinical placement site. The student is responsible for this cost.

The minimum time for completion of this certificate is 2 semesters. Students must have a valid BLS Health Care Provider CPR card to complete the work experience.

Courses Required for the Certificate of Achievement in Pharmacy Technician


        First Semester

PHTC 101 Pharmacy Technician Theory I    9 units

PHTC 102 Pharmacy Technician Clinical I   7 units

Both PHTC 101 and PHTC 102 must be taken in the same semester

       Second Semester

PHTC 103 Pharmacy Technician Theory II   9 units

PHTC 1034A Pharmacy Technician Clinical Lab  2.5 units

PHTC 104B  Pharmacy Technician Clinical II   2.5 units

30 Units Total

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

    • Perform the administrative and clinical skills necessary for entry-level employment as a pharmacy technician in a hospital, retail pharmacy, or other institutional setting.
    • Provide professional customer service to patients and clients in a pharmacy setting.
    • Apply for a license as a Pharmacy Technician to the California State Board of Pharmacy.


Important Dates

The Pharmacy Technician Program starts the first day of class with a CityZoom Meeting to get all students off to a great start. All students should have received an Acceptance letter via email to our program before the start of the semester. The system is designed to block everyone from registering for the courses until the first day of school, August 16, 2023. On that day, you will make a request to be added to both PHTC 101 and PHTC 102. I will then "Approve" and "Add" you to both classes.




Designed for students continuing in the Registered Nursing Program. This semester online asynchronous course provides an overview of pharmacology with emphasis placed on nursing implications of drugs: including administration, adverse effects, clinical indications, dosages and frequencies, drug interactions, pharmacologic effects, and precautions and contraindications to use.

Important Dates

We will begin our semester meeting on CityZoom on the first day of class to get all students off to a great start. This will give an opportunity for students to meet each other and to ask any questions concerning the course.  Please check CityZoom in Canvas for the Zoom Link.

Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus for Nursing 50B

Nursing 50B Syllabus


Lilley: Pharmacology and the Nursing Process, 9th Edition

If you have purchased a nursing pharmacology textbook other than this one please make sure it is up to date and that all content from this class is included within.

Recommended Electronic Resources:

  • Epocrates: Free mobile drug reference for Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Palm OS, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry (free basic plan) (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.): A free independent website with links to study tips, NCLEX style quizzes, care plan examples and instructional videos on skills and many other topics. Nursing Central: (Links to an external site.) Subscription web based and mobile application electronic resource with drug guides, disease and testing information geared towards nursing knowledge.