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Pharmacy Technician Certificate Part 1 E-A (starting Feb. 20 with Sterile and Non Sterile Products & Compounding)

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Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program - Part 1

Pharmacy Technicians primarily assist the pharmacist, help prepare and distribute medications, review prescriptions for completeness and authenticity, assist in payment and billing, control inventory and place orders. Full-time Pharmacy Techs earn between $31,000 and $46,000 per year (part-time positions also exist) and often receive benefits. Pharmacy Techs working in a clinical environment like a hospital typically earn 30-40% more per hour, up to $79,000 per year. Pharmacy Technician is among the fastest growing occupations in California, predicted to grow by 25-35% through 2018. The Westside Extension Pharmacy Technician Program can prepare you for a career in this high-demand field in 9 months.

Program Features

  • Certificate program can be completed in 9 months.
  • Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturdays. Attend school while you work!
  • 8 start times a year, you can begin your training almost any month.
  • Our clinical training gives you greater opportunities to earn money as a Pharmacy Tech and to advance in your career.
  • AFFORDABLE! Program cost is $3,300 plus books, materials and other required fees. Or pay as you go in three installments (total $3,550).
  • Our program curriculum meets the requirements of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
  • When you complete the required course work and meet the state requirements, you are able to obtain a State of California Pharmacy Technician license and can work in retail pharmacies, hospitals and other healthcare settings.
  • Program is WorkSource Center (iTRAIN) approved and can be provided FREE to job seekers who qualify for occupational training. CLICK HERE to find your local WorkSource Center.

Program Schedule - Part 1

E. Sterile and Non Sterile Products & Compounding   Feb. 20-March 29 (No meeting March 31-April 6)
Learn to prepare non sterile compound mediations, including creams, ointments, lotions, gels, suspensions, syrups and capsules. Receive hands-on training in the preparation of sterile products, like IVs, which are used in hospitals and other clinical facilities. Covers aseptic techniques, parenteral calculations, sterile dosage forms and quality assurance procedures.

A. Pharmacy Calculations  April 10-May 5
Learn to perform the calculations related to drug dosage, measurements of strength and preparations of medications.

Classes meet Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45-10 pm and Saturdays 9 am-5 pm. Dates and times are subject to change.

To register for your first installment, add this class to your cart and checkout. Also, please complete this questionnaire so we can learn more about you.

To enroll in enroll in the full 9-month program, click here to go to the Pharmacy Technician Full Program.

Note: To participate in the clinical experiences, you must be a high school grad and at least 18 years old. You will also need to get a clear criminal background check and a clear drug screen (this and other lab materials will cost about $200).

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Class Details

29 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Tue, Thu.  
  Weekly - Sat.  

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Verej Isanians  2.Christine Tannious 



Please read:  PART 1 COVERS ONLY the modules listed in the description and costs $1,450. Part 2, covering your remaining classroom modules, costs $1,450 and will be due before you start that portion of class work. Part 3 covers the Externship module and will cost $650 and be due before you begin your Externship.

Class Fee: 


Registration Closes On
Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 10:00 PM

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Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 03/29/2018, 03/31/2018, 04/03/2018, 04/05/2018)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/20/2018 - 5/3/2018 Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:45 PM - 10:00 PM Culver City, West Los Angeles College  Map Christine Tannious  ; Verej Isanians 
2/24/2018 - 5/5/2018 Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Culver City, West Los Angeles College  Map Christine Tannious  ; Verej Isanians