Pharmacy Technician ATD

Program Details

Program Description:

This program will focus on working in community, institutional, compounding, and long term care pharmacies. Students gain knowledge in pharmacology, medication processing, law & ethics, IV/chemotherapy preparation, inventory, automation/computer applications and customer service.

Program graduates are prepared to earn the PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT). Certified in Basic Life Support CPR AED. Completing students will earn the Pharmacy Technician Registration and Certification to Administer Immunizations from the Florida Board of Pharmacy.

SkillsUSA and/or HOSA are the approved cocurricular career and technical student organizations which provide activities for students as an integral part of the instruction by providing leadership training and reinforcing specific career and technical skills.

An ATD program may consist of either technical credit or college credit. A public school district may offer an ATD program only as clock hour credit, with college credit awarded to a student upon articulation to a state college.

Nationally accredited and recognized by PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) program:

Start Date:


Program Length:

Full-Time Hybrid: 1050 hours – about 9 months to complete; includes clinical hours.
View and Download the MTC Distance Learning Handbook


Course Number: HSC0003

Course Title: Basic Healthcare Worker

Length: 90 hours


Course Number: PTN0084

Course Title: Pharmacy Technician 1

Length: 360 hours

Course Number: PTN0085

Course Title: Pharmacy Technician 2

Length: 300 hours

Course Number: PTN0086

Course Title: Pharmacy Technician 3

Length: 300 hours


Day (on campus): Tuesday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hybrid (online): Monday & Friday – Remote (Online)

Campus Location:

 MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211.  

You are not accepted into the program after applying. You must complete your To-Do list.

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:

Program #H170700 CIP #0351080507

Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee


Physical Examination & Immunizations

Estimated: $100

Background Check (All for Life)


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Books and Uniforms

Textbook Estimate (Online)


*Uniforms: Dark Gray (pewter) Scrub Top; Dark Gray (pewter) Scrub Pants with embroidery from The Scrub Club .
Dark Gray (pewter) scrub pants and Dark Gray (pewter) tops will be worn each day. Scrub sets will have MTC program **embroidery done by The Scrub Club.

  Estimate: $70.00

Estimated Total Cost of Program


Uniforms may be covered for Pell eligible students once aid has been applied to all Tuition & Fee charges.

*How to order:
In the upper right hand corner, click on Group Sign-In
The code to log-in to MTC’s personal shopping page is MTC1 
**The cost of the embroidery is already included on their scrub tops. We will embroider the program name based on the scrub color you choose.
If purchasing Black or Teal Blue scrubs, please specify at checkout which program.

The Scrub Club: 8527 SR 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34202 (941) 755-9669.

Financial aid available depending on the student’s eligibility.
All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid.
Prices are subject to change. Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).
Textbook estimate. Current book list and prices: 

Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents.

Visit MTC Financial Aid page for more information.

Download Florida Department of Education Curriculum: Framework (.rtf)

Career Outlook:

31-9099.00      Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
29-2099.00      Pharmacy Technicians

Download Pharmacy Technician ATD Program Details and Costs (PDF, 237KB)

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1050 hours, about 9 months to complete; includes clinical hours


East Campus,
Lakewood Ranch




Ready to Start Your Career? Have Questions?

Amy Gates

Career Counselor

5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211
Call   941.752.8100
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