Certified Pharmacy Technician

Bitterroot College Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) program is a Workforce Training program which does not require college admission.

Program prepares students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands-on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing, and reimbursement. Program prepares students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam

Bitterroot College Certified PharmacyTechnician (CPhT) program provides 50 hours of classroom and laboratory instruction.

Application, Cost, Dates, and Deadlines

Next Program Offering

  • Application/Fee Deadline: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Program Dates: January 27 - March 18
  • Program Fee: $1,650 (see Program Information for fee assistance options)

Download Program Information and Application

Future Program Dates

  • Future Program Start Date: TBA

Employment Outlook

Pharmacy Technician jobs are predicted to grow nationally by 12% between 2016 and 2026. The median national annual salary for Pharmacy Technicians is $32,700; in Montana, the median annual salary is $34,470For more employment information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, Projections Central, and Montana's Informational Wage Rates by Occupation.

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