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Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

Certificate

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2019. Current students - log in to BHCC Self-Service to review the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students - go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Admission Requirements Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
Diploma

Possess a High School Diploma or GED

Session

Attend a mandatory Information session

ENG-095 Writing Skills II
3

Completion of ENG-095 or higher placement

Total Credits:
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
PMT-111 Pharmacy Practice for Pharmacy Technicians I
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ENG-095 or placement

PMT-112 Pharmacy Practice for Pharmacy Technicians II
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: PMT-111

PMT-113 Pharmacy Practice for Pharmacy Technicians III
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: PMT-112

PMT-299 Practicum and Seminar for Pharmacy Technicians
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ENG-095 or placement

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 22, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Upon completion of the certificate program and after attaining a 75% or better score on the Board of Pharmacy Qualification Exam, the student will be able to apply and be licensed as a Pharmacy Technician in Massachusetts.
  • Graduates are prepared to apply and sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
  • Upon passing the National PTCB Exam graduates will be able to be registered as a Pharmacy Technician in Massachusetts.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase by more than 20 percent by 2022.