Program Content: The content includes, but is not limited to, communication and interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, pharmacy terminology, pharmacology, medication processing, IV/Chemo-therapy preparation, inventory control, automation/computer applications and customer service. Upon employment, pharmacy technicians work under the direction of a licensed pharmacist and are trained to prepare prescription medications, provide customer service, and perform administrative duties within a pharmacy setting. Coursework includes but is not limited to: pharmacy terminology, pharmacology, medication processing, law and ethics, IV/Chemotherapy preparation, inventory control, automation/ computer applications and customer service. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to register as a Registered Pharmacy Technician (RPT) in the state of Florida and to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) in order to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/
Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.”
2. Attend a Program Information Session. Call 941.752.8100, prompts 2, 3, and 5 for more information.
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
4. Submit your criminal background information as shown on your “To-Do List.”
The deadline for your completed “To-Do List” is 4 weeks prior to the class start date.
Note: TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) must be taken within 6 weeks of your admission date unless exemption criteria have been documented.
For exemption information, see TABE exemption in the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Length of Program: This program is 1050 clock hours, which takes approximately 10 months to complete if attending full-time.
Industry Certification: Program graduates are prepared to earn the PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification.
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Pharmacy Technician (H170500)
Required Books and Materials: Pharmacy Technician
Estimated Total: $4,900*
Location: MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211 | 941.752.8100
For More Information: Contact Amy Gates: 941.752.8100 x 2032, Email
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required.