$180, plus additional fees (see Admissions tab at bottom of page)

46120Aug. 5 – Oct. 14
Registration Deadline: July 29
T/Th7 – 10 p.m.Online
 46836Oct. 14 – Jan. 13, 2022
Registration Deadline: Oct. 7
T/Th7 – 10 p.m.Online
 46837Dec. 2 – Feb. 17, 2022
Registration Deadline: Nov. 23
T/Th7 – 10 p.m.Online


For more information on the Pharmacy Technician course, contact us by email at   Lori.Watlington@piedmontcc.edu  or by phone at (336) 694-8080. To register, click the “Register for Classes here” link.

High School/High School Equivalency Diploma

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 technician 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.

Work Based Learning (WBL) Externship (Optional)

  Set by Externship site and WBL Coordinator.Face to Face at local Pharmacy

Work-Based Learning Contact:
Kimberly Bowen, (336) 322-2245 or   Kimberly.Bowen@piedmontcc.edu 

WBL is not required for students to complete the course. This is optional but offered to students so you are able to obtain 120 hours of “unpaid” on the job experience with potential for employment. Students will need to contact Ms. Bowen as they approach their completion date of the course to apply or inquiry on the WBL externship. Please keep in mind, the externship is voluntary and you are not paid for your time worked at the clinical site.

Process for Admissions

To register, click the “Register for Classes here” link. Once you have been registered, you will receive an email from Lori Watlington with further instructions. The deadline for enrollment is 1 week prior to the first day of class. Payment is due by the indicated deadline that is sent from Lori Watlington after you have been registered to the class.

Required Fees:

$180 Registration (includes textbook)
$117 National Board Exam (NHA)
$30 Listing on the NC Board of Pharmacy
$74 NHA Online Study Guide and Practice Test for exam prep

Work Based Learning Externship: (optional)
$189 Registration – paid at time of registration