Pharmacy Tech Classes

Students participate in over 400 hours of instruction that includes class and lab instruction, tutoring, workshop sessions, and hands-on training in a pharmacy.

The comprehensive curriculum is taught by a staff of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Classes include:

  • Intro to Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacy Communications/Customer Service
  • Pharmacy Terminology & Abbreviations
  • Pharmacy Law
  • Pharmaceuticals/Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy Calculations
  • OTC & Healthcare Devices
  • Managed Care
  • Professional Development
  • Prescription Computer Processing
  • Compounding
  • Institutional Pharmacy Practice
  • Outpatient Pharmacy Practice
  • Clinical Pharmacy Externsh

Clinical training in pharmacies to work with pharmacy personnel and apply theoretical knowledge.

Externship sites include, but not limited to:

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Walgreen’s
  • CVS
  • El Camino Hospital
  • Other leaders in pharmacy 

Mission College's Pharmacy Technician Program is not only theory, it is real world application.

Pharmacy Visits & Field Trips: students observe first hand pharmacy practice in action and are given the opportunity to ask pharmacy personnel about their jobs.

Lab Activities: simulations of real-life settings and hands-on practice with the dispensing and compounding of drug products, pharmacy software, cash register transactions, drug labeling, inventory, and aseptic technique.