Program Description

This course emphasizes calculations and conversations of pills and intravenous drugs as ordered by a physician. The student is taught the fastest and most popular drugs, their brand and generic names, side effects and food and drug interactions. At the externship site, the student will learn how to work with the unit dose system, type labels, and understand the use of computers in Pharmacy and mix medications under a Laminar Hood.


The Pharmacy Technician program provides students with the technical and practical training needed for work as an assistant to a licensed pharmacist in a variety of health system settings, including pharmacy chains, hospitals, and skilled-care facilities. Students will examine pharmacy computing, medication preparation, inventory, billing, and quality customer service care. The student acquires the knowledge in preparation of medications, intravenous mixtures, drugs and their side effects.


Months7/11  ∇ Clock Hours 490

Upon successful completion of this program students will be awarded the Diploma in Pharmacy Technician.

Day Program Schedule and Evening Program Schedule

State licensure/registration

Effective January 1, 2010, the state of Florida requires Pharmacy Technicians to be Registered/ Licensed with the Florida Board of Pharmacy in order to practice in the State. Certification exams taken through PTCB or ICPT are encouraged but not required by the State. H.T.I. does not control state licensure/registration requirements in Florida or in any other state, and cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to work as pharmacy technicians in Florida or any other state, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

490 Contact Hour Credits – 36/42 Instructional Weeks (Day / Evening)Diploma Program