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Allied Health, Workforce at Cumberland

Allied Health, Workforce at Cumberland

Certified Pharmacy Technician

​​​​​​Pharmacy Technician work under licensed pharmacists to help dispense prescription medication to cu​stomers or health professionals. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 20% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average of all occupations. ​

pharmacist counting pills
  • Prescription filling basics 
  • Counting pills ​
  • Measuring medications 
  • Labeling products 
  • Terminology 
  • Effects of medications 
  • Communication & human relations skills 
  • Ethical standards 
  • Hands-on externship
This program is comprised of ​80​ hours of classroom instruction and practical clinical experience. It provides students with the technical knowledge and fundamental principles of pharmacy practice within retail or hospital setting. It also enables students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) examination and obtain an entry-level position as a pharmacy technician. 
Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions and inventory control.

​​Learn more about being a Pharmacy Technician in the video below from

For more information, please call 856-776-2​372.
Click here for dates and to register.
Get started by completing a Pharmacy Technician Packet.

This program is offered on both the Gloucester and Cumberland campuses. ​
*US Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook Handbook

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Gloucester; Cumberland