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Campus: Westminster Campus

Advanced Pharmacy Technician Training Certificate

This certificate is currently known as "Pharmacy Technician". It has been requested to be retitled to "Advanced Pharmacy Technician Training". This award will undergo review by the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and  the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for the title change requested. Upon final ED approval, this statement will be removed and a note placed in our Catalog Addendum noting the date of the approved title change.

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. This program functions as cohorts starting fall and spring semester of each academic year. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Program Director or Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one-year (two semester) Certificate in Pharmacy Technician and enter the workforce. This certificate provides the advanced level of pharmacy technician training. This program will prepare you to perform pharmacy-related functions, generally working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Our training includes both didactic and simulated components along with a clinical component. Our curriculum prepares students to work in both community and institutional pharmacy settings. This program will also prepare you to sit to take the Pharmacy Technician National Examination. Upon successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician Training Program, the student is awarded a certificate of completion in Advanced Pharmacy Technician Training from Front Range Community College. Our program also offers an ACPE - National Sterile Compounding Certification Course, which you can take after you have completed your pharmacy technician courses or you have taken the National Pharmacy Technician Certification exam. Students can enter the program in the fall or spring semester. FRCC is committed to meeting the pharmacy technician needs of the community it serves.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHT 112Pharmacy Law and Ethics


PHT 115Pharmacology I


PHT 116Institutional Pharmacy


PHT 118Pharmacology II


PHT 119Community Pharmacy


PHT 235Pharmaceutical Calculations & Compounding Techniques


Total Credit Hours:18

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHT 170Pharmacy Clinical: Institutional


PHT 171Pharmacy Clinical: Community


Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 26

Information Session Required for Registration:

You can start the Advanced Pharmacy Technician Training Program in Fall or Spring semester. Learn more about our Advanced Pharmacy Technician Training Program by listening to the Info Session PowerPoint.