Pharmacy Technician

About the Pharmacy Technician Program

Pharmacy technicians play a crucial role in providing safe and effective patient care, with duties including but not limited to measuring medication amounts, managing inventory, receiving prescriptions, and establishing and maintaining patient records. The pharmacy industry is evolving, and as of April 2021, you must be registered in New York State. Many clinical duties have been extended to the pharmacy, which expands the role of both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The program also includes resume, interview preparation, and job placement.

This course introduces pharmacy practice and the technician’s role in a variety of pharmacy settings. Topics include medical terminology and abbreviations, drug delivery systems, law and ethics, prescription and medication orders, and the health care system. The student will learn pharmacy and medical terminology and information about the top 200 selling prescription drugs (brand name, generic name, drug classification, and indication for use). The laws pertaining to the pharmacy profession, the technician’s duties and responsibilities, and laws governing the handling and dispensing of controlled substances.

This program prepares the student to earn certification from NY Registered Pharmacy Technicians & National Healthcareer Association Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).


Must be at least 18 years of age and completed high school or its equivalent

Upcoming Programs

Location: Suffern
Mode: In person
Dates: September 10 – December 12, 2024
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $1,297 
CRN: 90007

Employment and Salary Outlook

Workforce Development Registration Instructions

  1. Complete the Workforce Development Application
  2. After submission, you will receive a Welcome Email containing very important information on how to sign into your application status portal.
    • This message will be sent to the email address you provided when you completed your application.
  3. Once your application status is updated, you will receive an email to view the portal for further instructions on how to register for the Workforce Development program. You will also be contacted by a member of our team, who will provide you with details regarding registration.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone at 845-574-4521 or email at [email protected].