Pharmacy Technician

A pharmacy technician is a health care provider who performs pharmacy-related functions, generally working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. As a pharmacy technician you will help the pharmacist package or mix prescriptions, maintain client records, refer clients to the pharmacist for counseling, assist with inventory control and purchasing, as well as collect payments and coordinate billing.

Degrees & Certificates

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive a certificate of completion and become eligible to apply for registration as a pharmacy technician in their state, and be prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or National Healthcareers Association (NHA) examinations.

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Program Information

Admission Requirements

Individuals must meet the following requirements for admission:

  • Have earned a high school diploma, GED, or High School Equivalency Certificate.
  • Be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Have a photo ID and a Social Security card.
  • Be willing to complete a criminal history background check (individuals with any infractions that would prohibit state certification will not be admitted into the program).
  • Be willing to provide evidence of the following required immunizations: tuberculosis skin test, flu shot, hepatitis B series vaccine, tetanus, two measles, rubella, mumps, and two varicella.
  • Prior to the beginning of the externship, students must:
    • Be willing to provide the results from a drug screening test (wait on the instructor to request before completing).
    • Provide proof of completion of the CPR for Healthcare Providers course (available through BCE).
    • Have paid their tuition in full.
Application Procedure

The Pharmacy Technician course is offered once a year and the class size is limited to the first 25 students who have completed the application process.

The completed application packet and all required documentation must be dropped off in person at the BCE Registration Office.

Please Remember

  • Only complete applications are accepted
  • Be prepared to pay for the course

   Application Packet

Tuition & Payment Options

Total Cost: $2,495 (includes textbooks and PTCB exam voucher)

Payment  Plan: $2,525 Total Cost (includes tuition, textbooks, exam voucher, and a $30 one-time payment plan fee)

The first payment of $529 is due at the time of registration and includes the one-time $30 fee. Four additional payments of $499 are due monthly. Cash payments cannot be used to set up payment plans; payment plans are set up online. Checking and routing information is preferred.  Credit and debit card payments are accepted but additional fees apply.

Financial Aid: Eligible students may receive financial aid for 50% of the tuition.  Apply at

Loans: Student loans may be available through SallieMae’s Smart Option Student Loan.  Call 1-866-439-0993 for more information.

Additional Program Costs
Set of Scrubs

$15-$25 (price varies)

Tech Trainee License      


Finger Printing              


Criminal Background Check $79 (paid with a credit or debit card)
Drug Screen

Included in background check fee,
instructor will provide additional info

CPR Course                       $65
Next Start Date

Fall 2021


Starting pay averages $13 an hour

*U.S. Department of Labor