FULL Registration Closed
Sept. 5 – Dec. 15OnlineOnline
*Limited to 30 students
Opens Nov. 1Jan. 15 – May 3OnlineOnline
*Limited to 30 students

Opens Nov. 1

Instructor: Angela Livingood, PharmD, MHA, BCGP, CPHQ


  • High School/High School Equivalency Diploma


  • Basic Algebra Math Skills; The Pharmacy Tech course requires students to have strong math skills, basic knowledge of Algebra. Please refer to this webpage:
  • Computer Skills; This course is 100% online via Blackboard. Students should have good computer skills in order to maneuver through the program.
  • E-mail and access to a computer with Internet


  • Registration: $180 (Scholarship funds may be able for NC Residents only. If funds are available, information will be sent with your payment instructions)
  • Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice 6th Edition (ISBN 978-0-323-73407-3)
    ($139.31 from the PCC Bookstore)
  • Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice Workbook and Lab Manual 6th Edition (ISBN 978-0-323-73408-0)
    ($77.13 from the PCC Bookstore)
  • National Board exam through PTCB : $129
    Students must apply for exam within 60 days of completing the course. Exam is not covered by scholarship funds.

Scholarships funds may be available for North Carolina residents to cover registration fees and textbooks. If funds are available, information will be sent automatically to all students in their payment instructions email after they have been registered for the course. Students may also contact their local NCWorks Office to see if they qualify for WIOA funds.

Topics Covered:

  • Understand the practice of pharmacy
  • Identify and understand the regulatory agencies and laws that affect the practice of pharmacy
  • Recognize and process drug orders in both retail and institutional environments
  • Describe the process for bringing new drugs to market through the NDA process
  • Describe the naming of drug products and the patent process
  • Understand the use of the patient profile and hospital charts in drug use and patient monitoring
  • Order, maintain, and control pharmacy inventory including the disposition of expired or recalled medications
  • Identify and understand the differences required in handling controlled substances and their drug orders
  • Demonstrate proficiency in pharmacy calculations involved in the practice of pharmacy (math skills)
  • Demonstrate sterile product compounding and aseptic techniques
  • Discuss pharmacology and the concept of pharmacological classes of medications
  • Discuss pharmacokinetics and factors that can affect drug kinetics
  • Demonstrate ability to engage in the administrative duties of the pharmacy
  • Identify and understand the ways pharmacy technicians support the pharmacist in the performance of their duties
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam or the National Healthcareer Association (ExCPT) exam.