Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for upcoming dates and times.
This 200-hour course prepares individuals to take national Pharmacy Technician Certification exams, and trains individuals to work under the supervision of Pharmacists in retail or institutional settings.
Students are taught Pharmacy Technician responsibilities and duties and the basic knowledge and skills to provide competent assistance to Pharmacists. Topics covered include medications, federal requirements, patient safety and quality assurance, order entry processing, regulations and technician duties, drug and drug products, the dispensing process, and math calculations necessary for daily pharmacy operations in various types of pharmacy settings.
- Seated: All class material is delivered on campus. Daytime and evening classes are available.
- Online: All class material is delivered online (no trips to campus required). Requirements for online classes include a reliable connection to the Internet to access Blackboard, the PowerPoint Viewer (free download), Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF files (free download available), and basic word processing (such as Microsoft Word or Notepad).
Coastal Carolina Community College uses a team of Pharmacists and certified Pharmacy Technicians to instruct this class.
Coastal’s Pharmacy Technician class has been approved as a Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Recognized Education/Training Program.
Textbooks are available at The College Store.
Prerequisite Placement Testing
Students should refer to the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for details about the prerequisite placement assessment.
Registration & Payment
Please refer to the Registration & Fees page to download the registration form and view registration instructions.
Continuing Education Financial Assistance
Financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is available for students who qualify. These funds may assist with registration fees, books, required supplies, and national/state exams.
For more information, see the Continuing Education Financial Assistance page.
National Certification Information
Pharmacy Technician Student Evaluation Course Comments