Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

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    Classes return this Fall.

    Are you looking for an exciting career in the medical field? Do you have a desire to work with people in a professional health environment? A health career as a Pharmacy Technician may be the career path for you!

    The health industry has a high demand for Pharmacy Technicians. This comprehensive course will prepare you to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.

    Course content and tuition includes:

    • 50 classroom hours and 80 clinical hours
    • Pharmacy medical terminology and calculations
    • Reading and interpreting prescriptions
    • Defining generic and brand name drugs
    • Books and materials


    Students who successfully complete the program qualify for a clinical externship
    at Walgreens.

    Interested candidates must attend an orientation and be assessed for literacy skills.

    Classes will resume in the Fall semester.



    Contact CTE Coordinator, Stephanie Kriebel at 650-558-2119 or


    This class is presented by San Mateo Adult School and ACCEL San Mateo County.