Start the new year as one of the most in-demand professionals in California and the nation! Pharmacy Technicians in Southern California earn an avarage of $37,000 per year with greater Los Angeles ranking as third highest in urban center for PT employment in the nation (Source U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Prepare to work in a retail pharmacy and pass a national certification exam through 182 hours of classroom instruction with a 160-hour pharmacy externship Prepare to work in a retail pharmacy and to pass a national certification exam. You will gain exposure to the preparation of medications, maintaining client records, assisting with inventory control, purchasing, collecting payments, coordinating billing, and much more. Fees are inclusive of all externship, instruction. Students should bring the following required texts:
>Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 5th Edition, ISBN: 9781455751785
>Math Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians, 3rd Edition, ISBN: 9781437723663
Workbook & Lab Manual for Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician: Principles & Practice, 4th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1455751808
This is a 23-week course with one topic or “module” covered each week. Attendance is very important to get the most out of this class and your California Pharmacy Board mandated hours-of-instruction.
A payment plan is available! Call for details.
By the end of the class, you will receive a document that is officially signed and marked by LACC that will qualify you to apply for the licensing exam
For those who asked, your proof of a High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent and background check is only required at the time you apply for the licensing exam. You do not need it to take the class.
Externships are like internships, but you’ll do most of the logistics and scheduling yourself. Your instructor will help you look in the right place and smooth out the details once you've found a good pharmacy to learn at.
You can also watch the video here. Some audio to be desired, but the important bits are there. Note: some details have changed for the current offering of Pharmacy Technician from the time of this recording for the Spring 2015 offering.
Check out the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website for information about Pharmacy Technician jobs in the U.S., California, and the Los Angeles area!