link Pharmacy Technician Program

Pharmacy Technician Program

Day session starts August 28, 2023.

Our accelerated and PTCB-approved Pharmacy Technician program prepares you for California State Board of Pharmacy Technician Licensing.

Accelerated Pharm Tech

Become an essential worker. Get your foot in the door to the growing healthcare field. Low instructor to student ratio.

Please Note: Mission College Pharmacy Technician does not offer an AS/AA degree. The program offers a certificate of completion. 

  • Financing is available for qualified applicants through Excite Credit Union. Rates are low, over a period of time to make your education goals affordable.
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  • This 30-week intensive program takes a very practical approach to pharmacy training, and is designed to prepare graduates for work in one of many pharmacy settings in short period of time.
  • The program is excellent for recent high school graduates, college students, ex-healthcare workers, those looking for a career change, and any one who wants entry into the pharmacy or health fields.
  • The curriculum is written by pharmacists, and classes are taught by both pharmacists and certified pharmacy technicians practicing in all areas of pharmacy.
  • Students will receive 400 contact hours that include class and lab instruction, tutoring and workshop sessions, externship experiential training in a pharmacy.
  • Graduates of the training program will receive a Certificate of Completion and eligibility for licensure (registration) by the CA State Board of Pharmacy.
  • We are a PTCB approved program
  • Facebook Live Presentation with former student Natalie Buccholz (now at USC.)
  • PDF of Presentation
  • Summer PharmTech Facebook Live Presentation with former students Ranbir Kahlon and Lyli Do
Evening Classes Start in February. Day Classes Start in August
Career Outlook
Skills Needed
  • Integrity and Ethics
  • Accuracy
  • Mathematics
  • Ability to relate to people (interpersonal skills)
  • Communication skills
  • Management skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Diplomacy
  • Computer Literacy
Select Jobs in the Field
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Retail pharmacy, filling prescriptions and answering questions in a place like CVS
  • Closed-door pharmacy that works with specific groups like hospice facilites, jails or online medication companies
  • Hospital pharmacy providing round-the-clock coverage
  • Pharmacy benefit manager, overseeing the operations