The Pharmacy Technician program is a dynamic and engaging educational experience designed to prepare aspiring pharmacy technicians with the knowledge, skills and hands-on training necessary for success as a pharmacy technician. This program combines rigorous coursework with practical, real-world application to prepare students for a rewarding career in pharmacy.
1. Comprehensive Curriculum
: The well-rounded curriculum covers essential topics such as pharmaceutical calculations, drug classifications, dosage forms, medication safety, and pharmacy law and ethics. Students will also gain proficiency in prescription processing and compounding techniques.
2. Hands-On Training:
Through a simulated pharmacy environment, students have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical setting. This hands-on experience helps build confidence and ensures that graduates are well-prepared for the demands of the workplace.
3. Experienced Faculty:
The dedicated faculty members bring a wealth of knowledge from their years of experience as pharmacy technicians. They provide personalized attention, mentorship, and guidance to help students thrive academically and professionally.
4. Externship Opportunities
: Students will participate in externships at reputable pharmacies and healthcare facilities. This invaluable real-world experience allows students to interact with patients, healthcare professionals, and various healthcare systems.
5. Certification Preparation:
The program is designed to prepare students the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). Achieving certification is a significant milestone that enhances employment opportunities and earning potential.
For more information, please visit the Pharmacy Technician website
Class is held as follows:
A working knowledge of Algebra is essential for this class.
- Tuesday and Thursday, April 30th-July 18th, 6-9:30pm in-person, on campus. Please note, BRCC is closed July 4th, therefore that lab date has been moved to Friday, July 5th.
- 13 hours of required online work each week, outside of scheduled classroom time
- Clinicals start the week of July 22nd. 24 hours a week required, minimum. Class will not meet outside of clinical times.
- Clinical sites and schedule TBD
- Last day of class is in person, on campus: September 6th, 8am-4:30pm
Required math and reading proficiency assessment can be taken here.
Instructor will follow-up with test results. Students must pass prior to enrollment but can take test more than once.
BRCC currently has scholarship funding to defray the cost of many workforce courses - such as Pharmacy Technician. Most Virginia residents receive a 2/3 discount on tuition and, for many unemployed individuals or individuals in low paying jobs, courses are free or nearly free. Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (540-453-0264) to talk with an advisor who can help get you into a short term training course at BRCC today!
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