The Pharmacy Technology Program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as a pharmacy technician, providing medications and other healthcare products to patients and consumers.
Under the supervision of a Pharmacist, students learn to fill prescriptions, establish and maintain patient profiles, prepare insurance claim forms, take inventory, and stock medications. A background check may be required for clinical experience. The California Board of Pharmacy may deny the Pharmacy Technician license based on convictions substantially related to Pharmacy Technician practice. Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading, and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select. Students may also earn an Associate of Science Degree in Pharmacy Technology.