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Meet a growing need and explore a dynamic career as a pharmacy technician! Expert AACC faculty provides high-quality, career training  applicable to multiple pharmacy environments, such as retail drug stores, hospital pharmacies and closed pharmacy settings. Students successfully completing the program are fully prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam, a nationally recognized certification.


Working under the supervision of a pharmacist, pharmacy technicians collect patient information, measure and package prescriptions, organize medication inventories, process insurance claims, and assist customers.


PHT-306 and PHT-307 Pharmacy Tech 1 and Pharmacy Tech 2 (sequential courses)
OPA-344 Career Development

Externship (Each section is 80 hours and requires an application)
PHT-309 and PHT-310 Pharmacy Tech Externship 1 and Pharmacy Tech Externship 2

This program has been approved by the Maryland Board of Pharmacy and prepares students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national exam for CPhT certification.


In 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) placed the median pay for pharmacy technicians at $32,000 per year. With a greater demand for pharmaceutical services, employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow by nearly 12% through 2026.


Learn more about the role of the pharmacy technician, prerequisites, the program format, externship opportunities and financial aid options by going to one of AACC’s MANDATORY information sessions for the Pharmacy Technician Program.

The dates and times are as follows and all will be held in the Florestano Building, room 310. Get directions.

6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018
10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018 
10-11:30 a.m Tuesday, July 17, 2018
6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 2, 2018 

How to Enroll

The courses on this page are noncredit, meaning you won’t earn college credit toward a degree. You don’t need to apply. Just choose a program or course that interests you, and check the noncredit schedule for a class that fits your schedule. Note the course number, section number and start date and register through our online portal, MyAACC.

For help, email or call the Instructional Support Center at 410-777-2325.

Find a course using our online course search.

Learn more about registering for noncredit courses.


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