Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technician

All of our course offerings will be conducted "live" online through Zoom. The courses will be held at the same date and times as indicated in the schedule. You will be able to take the courses using any type of device that has internet access: PC, Mac, tablet, even a smartphone.

Pharmacy is a health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences and it is charged with ensuring the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs.  Pharmacy Technicians work in pharmacies under the direction of a pharmacist. Their main responsibility is filling prescriptions according to doctors' orders under the supervision of a pharmacist. They also update and maintain patient profiles, inventory control, as well as a patient advocate to name a few.

Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 7% increase in CPhT employment projected from 2018- 2028, as per the U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics

Molloy University, Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies has offered a pharmacy technician program since the spring of 2013. The program is made-up of 80 hours of didactic learning that is faculty-led followed by an externship component in the pharmacy practice setting. The ability to integrate theory into real situations within the pharmacy setting will take place during the externship.
This program will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam to become certified.

Program and Certification Requirements
- Entrance into the pharmacy technician program requires a high school diploma or equivalent. 
- Certification takes place through PTCB and is achieved by meeting specific eligibility requirements

  • Earning a passing score on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). 
  • Full disclosure of all criminal and State Board of Pharmacy registration or licensure actions.
  • Compliance with all applicable PTCB Certification policies. See Pharmacy Technician Certification Board for details.

Once you complete the certificate requirements you can request a certificate of completion by emailing our records coordinator, Danielle Albanese at: to request it.

Program Schedule and Location 
The course will be conducted "live" online through Zoom. It will be held at the same date and times as indicated in the schedule. You will be able to take the course using any type of device that has internet access: PC, Mac, tablet, even a smartphone.

Next schedule: 6/8/2024-9/14/2024 → Saturdays, 9am-3:30pm

After successful completion of the classroom component, the student can schedule the externship. 

The program is offered three (3) times a year - fall, spring and summer. If you have made an inquiry or registered for the Career Seminar you will automatically be sent the upcoming schedule for the rest of the year once it becomes available. The schedule will also be posted on this website. To be placed on the mailing list call 516.323.3550, or email                                     

Faculty and Curriculum
Distinguished faculty are selected to teach in the program.  Our faculty include both PharmDs (Doctors of Pharmacy) and CPhT (Certified Pharmacy Technicians).Molloy University faculty use the topics as outlined by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) as a framework in the design of the curriculum. For an outline of the curriculum click here.

Candidates for the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program must complete an application for admission. Candidates need a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent to be considered for admission. 
No application fee is required. For an application click here or call the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development Studies at 516-323-3550.

You should complete the application and send it back as soon as possible to avoid being closed out of classes. There is no fee involved to apply and a deposit is not necessary until you are accepted and register for classes.

Course Number: PT2150
Tuition: $2150
Faculty: Christopher Hanley, PharmD, RPh, CMTM

Registration and Tuition
Candidates who have been accepted into the program will be notified of the registration procedures. Tuition for the program is $2,150. A tuition deposit of $1075 is due at the time of registration and does not include the cost of the textbook, practice exam or a lab coat. The balance of the tuition is due prior to the start of classes. However, a payment plan is available. Please call 516.323.3558 for further details. Tuition can be paid by MasterCard, Visa, Discover or AMEX. If you pay by credit card there will be a fee of 2.75% for domestic cards and 4.25% for international cards added to the tuition. You can avoid the credit card fee by paying with a check online or in person. Some forms of financial are available. 

Financial Assistance
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This program is approved for Veterans Benefits, you would need to contact your Veterans Administration.

Displaced and/or Dislocated Workers should contact Hempstead Works (Department of Occupational Resources) at 516 485-5000.

Other government resources would be ACCES in Garden City 516 227-6800 or Hauppauge 631-952-6357 Since most continuing education courses do not lead to a college degree, they are not eligible for the traditional forms of financial aid, such as TAP and/or Pell. Some private lenders will help you finance continuing education and certificate programs. Student loans are available by contacting Sallie Mae Loan 855-756-5626

Our Guarantee
If you take this program, have attended each class, and still do not master the course work, we invite you to re-register for the same course, same level, free of charge. Your registration will be accepted on a space available basis within one year of the course end date. Re-registration in the course is required.
In addition, during the first hour of class the instructor will present an outline of the course, along with the course goals and objectives. If the student does not feel that this course will meet their expectations, then a full refund will be granted if the student presents their refund request on the first business day after the class has met. If you have any questions, please call our office at 516-323-3550 for clarification.

The required text books for the program are:

Bachenheimer, B. S., & American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. (2019). Manual for Pharmacy Technicians (Fifth edition). American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
ISBN: 978-1-58528-501-3    Amazon

Rewald, J. B., & Kasun, L. (2021). Pharmacy calculations: An Introduction for Pharmacy Technicians (2nd Ed). American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
ISBN: 978-1-58528-638-6   Amazon

Stuhan, M. A., & American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2nd Ed). (2022). Understanding Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
ISBN: 978-1-58528-662-1   Amazon

Email List
The most up-to-date scheduling information can be found on the program webpage. We also email monthly reminders of the upcoming schedule if you provide us with an email address. Click here to be added to our email list.

If you should have any questions regarding the program, please call 516.323.3550 or e-mail or attend our free career seminar.

Pharmacy Technician Career Seminar
Conducted online! Details for joining the session online will be emailed to you prior to the session after you register.
Thought about a career as a pharmacy technician? Not sure if this career is right for you? Not sure how you can get started and what the requirements are? If so, then this seminar is for you! At this career seminar you'll get a chance to hear from experienced pharmacy professionals about this career before you enroll in a program. The presenters will give you real world advise as to what the profession is like and to let you see if this career is a good fit for you- what skills you will need, what the working conditions are like, how do you start out, where can you work, the pluses and minuses of the job, and more. We have invited pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from different work environments: a hospital pharmacy, a national retail chain pharmacy, and an independent retail pharmacy, so that you can get some different perspectives on this career. This is a great opportunity to hear about the profession from people in the profession, one of whom may one day be hiring you! You don't want to miss it.

The on line Career Seminar is offered 3 times per year: in January, May and September from 6-7:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend, but you are asked to register for the seminar at least one week beforehand.

Click here for the current schedule and to register for the Pharmacy Technician Career Seminar. You can also call 516.323.3550 or e-mail