Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

This 16-week course is designed to prepare students for employment in the pharmacy technician field. This class consists of convenient online instruction, with an in-person ability lab each week.

Course Content

Through instruction, labs, and job shadowing, students learn:

  • the basics of pharmacy including various pharmacy calculations
  • pharmacy law
  • pharmacology
  • medical terminology and abbreviations
  • medicinal drugs
  • sterile techniques
  • USP 795 and 797 standards
  • maintenance of inventory
  • employability skills

Successful completion of this course prepares the student for national certification for employment as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).  

Registration Requirements:

This information packet will answer the majority of your questions.

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Program Contacts

Program Information


For Registration Information

Watauga Instructional Facility
460 Community College Drive
P.O. Box 3318
Boone, NC 28607

Course available via Continuing Education

Title Instructor
Start Date End Date Meeting Information Available
Pharmacy Technician Training Broome
08/15/2024 12/05/2024 Classroom Hours Thursday 05:00PM - 09:00PM, W372, Room 114 (more)...

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Item Cost
Pharmacy Technician Class Registration Fee $187.00
Student ID $2.50
Textbooks $130.00
Supplies varies

Employment Opportunities

  • Pharmacies and drug retailers
  • Hospitals; state, local, and private

Estimated Hourly Earnings:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average mean average salary is $37,590 per year or $18.07 per hour in North Carolina.

For additional information, contact

Watauga Continuing Education Department
460 Community College Drive
P.O. Box 3318
Boone, NC 28607