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: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Length of Program: Day: 1050 clock hours, which takes approximately 10 months to complete – includes 240 hour clinical. Evening: The evening program is a hybrid program with 49% online and 51% on-campus/clinical time: 296 hours on campus + 514 hours online + 240 hours clinical.
Dual Enrollment Available: Yes
Industry Certification: Program graduates are prepared to earn the PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification.
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Pharmacy Technician
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Latest Employment Trends: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Regional Labor Supply Dashboard
Estimated Total: $4,400*
*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. The price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at the point of sale.
Location: MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211 | 941.752.8100
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Evening: (On Campus) Tuesday – Thursday, 6 – 10 p.m. + (Online): TBD
For More Information: Contact Amy Gates: 941.752.8100 x 2032, Email
Program Podcast: https://anchor.fm/mtc-pharmacy-tech