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Our Pharmacy Technician certificate workforce training program includes lectures; an interactive, virtual component; and hands-on practice in a fully equipped mock pharmacy stocked with the top 200 drugs, a sterile compounding hood and other equipment commonly used in the pharmacy setting.

Approx. Number of Hours/Months:

105 hours/3 months

Program Cost:**


Est. Hourly Wage:*

$17 per hour

Min. Occupational Requirements:

Must be registered to work in Maryland

Pharmacy Technician Job Overview


Pharmacy technicians work in pharmacy settings in clinics, retail locations, hospitals and sometimes in physician’s offices. Their main job is to assist the pharmacist in the preparation and packaging of prescription drugs.  

Working hours may span day, evening, night and weekend shifts depending on the facility. 

Financial Assistance

Funding is available to help pay for short-term job training. Up to 90% of costs may be covered to complete this training program.

Licensure/certification earned

This course prepares you to sit for one of the national pharmacy technician certification exams: the PTCE offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or the ExCPT offered by the National Healthcareer Association. Passing either exam gives the designation of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).  

Our PTCE pass rate exceeds the national average.


View all current course offerings. Not all courses are offered within every term schedule. 

Prepare to enter the fast-growing field of pharmacy as a pharmacy technician with employment opportunities in retail, home care or hospital settings. Learn the practice of pharmacy and prepare to take a national pharmacy technician certification exam. Begin your review of the top 200 drugs. Learn about pharmaceutical calculations, dosage unit conversions, medical terminology, controlled substances, and pharmacy law, regulations and ethics. Training includes a virtual component and practical experience working in a mock pharmacy. A strong foundation in math and computer concepts is recommended. High school diploma or GED® required for employment and certification exam. You must register for Pharmacy Technician Training I and II together, and courses must be taken consecutively. Veterans: Pharmacy Technician Training is an approved program for Veterans Education Benefits. Call 410-386-8100 for more information.

Complete your review of the top 200 drugs and continue practicing in the mock pharmacy. Learn about aseptic technique, sterile and nonsterile compounding, medication safety, inventory management, OSHA regulations and durable medical equipment. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pharmacy Technician Training I.

Additional Information & Program Requirements

Pharmacy Technicians must be registered to work in Maryland.  

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An understanding of medical terminology is fundamental for anyone working in the health care field, whether direct patient care or medical office. This course provides an in-depth study of medical terms. Emphasis is placed on learning the language of medicine in relation to the body systems rather than on rote memorization of terms.

In the healthcare field, a working knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body is essential. Learn the fundamental structure and physiology of the body, and the diseases and disorders that may result in impairment, deterioration or malfunction. This course is part of the Medical Assistant program.

Learn the essentials of becoming successful as a student and employee in today’s healthcare systems. Topics include communication, working well on teams, respecting and valuing differences, and the importance of professionalism. Discuss the availability of healthcare careers in the local region, marketing your skills to potential employers, resumes, application letters and how to prepare for interviews.


Interested in enrolling?

Contact our Continuing Education Office (Room A115) if you have any questions or concerns.

410-386-8100 |

*Wages are based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only. 

**Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.