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Pharmacy Technician

This program prepares students for employment as Pharmacy Technicians in a hospital, clinic or retail pharmacy. The content includes safe and efficient work practices, legal and ethical responsibilities. The program also introduces medical terminology, medicinal drugs, pharmaceutical compounding, sterile techniques, maintenance of inventory, IV preparation and prepackaging of unit dose medications.

It focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Health Care Industry; planning, management, fi nance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety and environmental issues.


This occupation has an average wage of $13.81 an hour, based on the Florida Occupational Employment and Wages for Polk County.

Pharmacy Technician:

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
HSC0003 A Basic Healthcare Worker 90
PTN0084 B Pharmacy Technician 1 360
PTN0085 Pharmacy Technician 2 300
PTN0086 Pharmacy Technician 3 300
TOTAL HOURS 1050
Ridge Technical College
7700 State Road 544
Class Times

Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Mon/Tues/Thur
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM