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Pharmacy Technician


Registration Fee: $3,195

Includes Books and Training Material

Additional Fees:

Cost of scrubs for externship

$129 Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam

$140 Application for California State Certification

$69 LiveScan Fingerprinting 


Next training

March 5 - October 30, 2019

120 Hours of Classroom Lecture

 March 5 - July 11, 2019

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

60 Hours of Online Instruction

Follows classroom lecture schedule

120 Hours of Clinical Externship

July 12 - October 30, 2019

Training held at the College of the Desert, Indio Campus 

45524 Oasis St., Indio, CA 92201 



The Professional Pharmacy Technician program is an introductory course that is designed to teach students the fundamentals and particulars of becoming a pharmacy technician. This class introduces students to various pharmacy practice settings and covers drug classes, basic physiology, drug interactions and daily pharmacy operations. This program trains individuals to effectively assist in pharmaceutical preparations and complete daily required tasks in any pharmacy environment, although on the job training is still a part of pharmacy training. This course also is designed to introduce students interested in pharmacy to the basic concepts of pharmacy calculations. Students will have the opportunity to understand and practice math concepts and calculations needed to become a certified pharmacy technician.


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“This program is eligible for financial assistance under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). Certain eligibility requirements apply.” Call 760-863-2500 for more information.