Our Pharmacy Technician Program can prepare you for a rewarding career assisting pharmacists in hospitals, clinics, long-term care and community pharmacies.
Our next program info session for Pharmacy Technician is January 14 at 3 p.m. in Building 21, Room 108. Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!
Pharmacy Technician Degree: $8,142
Pharmacy Technician Certificate: $6,910
Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.
You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.
Pharmacy Technician Degree: 3-4 quarters
Pharmacy Technician Certificate: 3-4 quarters
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.
The median annual wage for pharmacy technicians in Washington is $39,300.
The median annual wage for pharmacy assistants in Washington is $26,000.
This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net
You'll learn how to process prescriptions, prepare intravenous drugs, order and stock medications, prepare billing, and operate and troubleshoot automated drug-dispensing systems.
Pharmacy Technician Instructor Maureen Sparks' dedication and commitment to CPTC, the community and her field is also evident outside of the classroom.
CPTC instructor Maureen Sparks is the first Pharmacy Technician to be appointed to the WA State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission.
Trisha graduated from an ASHP accredited program in 1995 and has worked as a pharmacy technician in a hospital, a retail setting and a nursing home. She's been an instructor in CPTC's Pharmacy Technician Program since 2000.Contact Trisha
After working as a grade-school classroom assistant, Maureen attended CPTC's Pharmacy Technician program from 1992-93. She has worked at St. Francis Hospital, St. Peter's Hospital, and now works as an on-call technician at St. Clare Hospital. She started teaching at CPTC in 1996 as a part-time clinical instructor.Contact Maureen