Pharmacy Technician ATD

Program Details

Program Description:

Industry Certification: 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).

Train to be Certified Pharmacy Technician, Compounding Technician.

This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the health care industry; planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, health, safety, and environmental issues.
The content includes but is not limited to metric system, medical terminology, medicinal drugs, pharmaceutical compounding, USP 795 standards, sterile techniques, USP 797 and USP 800 standards, maintenance of inventory, IV preparation, receiving and handling of hazardous materials, preparing purchase orders, receiving and checking supplies purchased, printing labels, typing prescription labels, delivering medications, pricing prescription drug orders and supplies, prepackaging unit dose packages, patient record systems, control records, data processing automation in pharmacy, computer application, employability skills, leadership and human relations skills, health and safety, including CPR.

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Articulation: 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; 240 hours clinical
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Day (on campus): Tuesday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hybrid (online): Monday & Friday Remote

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 #H170530 CIP #0351070715

*Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes administrative fee of $40 per Sem.)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee


Textbook Estimate


Background Check (All for Life)


Physical Examination & Immunizations

Price Varies


Patches (two patches must be purchased) (Purchased at MTC Outfitters at Main Campus)


Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)

Uniform: Light grey scrubs (Brand Varies)

  Price Varies

*Estimated Total Cost of Program


*Prices are subject to change

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

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1050 hrs (9 mos) incl. 240 hrs, clinical


East Campus,
Lakewood Ranch




Have Questions? Ready to Start Your Career?

Amy Gates

Career Counselor

5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211
Call   941.752.8100
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