Isothermal Community College

Continuing Education

Pharmacy Technician

This 140-hour hybrid course is designed to provide instruction in the technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in the hospital and retail settings under supervision of a registered pharmacist. Topics include drug packaging and labeling, out-patient dispensing, hospital dispensing procedures, controlled substance procedures, inventory control, and non-sterile compounding. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic supervised dispensing techniques in a variety of pharmacy settings.  Students who successfully complete this training program will be eligible to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).  CLASS DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  Please call 828-395-1675 to confirm course dates.

*Financial aid opportunities may be available for qualifying students


Mon, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., and online
September 10 - December 17
Rutherford Campus, Maple Room, Foundation Building, $180

Registration/Orientation (required): August 16, 2017 @ 2 p.m., Hickory Room, Foundation Building.