• pharmacy tech

    This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.

    This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the health care industry; planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.

    The content includes but is not limited to metric system, medical terminology, medicinal drugs, pharmaceutical compounding, USP 795 standards, sterile techniques, USP 797 and USP 800 standards, maintenance of inventory, IV preparation, receiving and handling of hazardous materials, preparing purchase orders, receiving and checking supplies purchased, printing labels, typing prescription labels, delivering medications, pricing prescription drug orders and supplies, prepackaging unit dose packages, patient record systems, control records, data processing automation in pharmacy, computer application, employability skills, leadership and human relations skills, health and safety, including CPR. 

    Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
    Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam
    Basic Life Support (BLS) & Basic First Aid
    State Board Pharmacy Registration *Pharmacy Technicians are required to register with the State of Florida to be eligible to work in the field of Pharmacy.



    American Society of Health System Pharmacists
    7272 Wisconsin Avenue
    Bethesda, Maryland 20814
    (866) 279-0681

    *This program does not in any way lead to a doctoral degree (PharmD) to become a pharmacist.*

  • "As a Graduated Certified Pharmacy Technician (2018 - 2019), I can see that Osceola Technical College has been an amazing investment toward my future. They have helped me grow and decide what my true calling is in life, to be a pharmacy technician. The resources are outstanding at this school. Our instructor Ms. Brown has created a positive environment, detailed and hands-on training, with valuable information. This class gave us a realistic understanding of our responsibility as a pharmacy technician. I am so grateful to have gotten my RPhT and CPhT because of Osceola Technical College."

    - Foroo Rahmani, BS, RPhT, CPhT

Program Details

  • Time to Complete: 1050 hours / Approximately 9–11 months

    Estimated Cost: $4,556.02

    Requirements: CTE Basic Skills Assessment Requirements  

    Reading 10

    Language 10

    Math 11


What you'll learn

  • Occupational Completion Points

    Basic Health Care Worker - 90 hours
    Pharmacy Technician 1 - 360 hours
    Pharmacy Technician 2 - 300 hours
    Pharmacy Technician 3 - 300 hours
    *Successful completion of an OCP may qualify a student for employment.

    Central Florida Wage Statistics Source

    Florida Department of Economic Opportunity


class offering

  • St. Cloud

    Kissimmee (Dual Enrollment ONLY)

additional requirements

  • Background Check
    Drug Screen
    Annual Physical Examination

Class Schedule

  • Full Time:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    7:05 am - 2:00 pm

    7:05 am - 1:00 pm

     Part-time offered for dual enrollment students ONLY!