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Pharmacy Technician Certificate - Non-Credit (0009)

Compassionately YOURS, HACC is your pathway to becoming a pharmacy technician. If you have an interest in helping patients with prescriptions and describe yourself as detail-oriented and a team player, this may be a good fit. Let us help you pursue your goal in this six-month course

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A pharmacy technician performs various duties under direct supervision of a pharmacist. You may:

  • Accept and screen medication orders
  • Maintain drug inventory
  • Maintain patient records
  • Perform insurance billing
  • Prepare admixtures and compounding medications
  • Prepare labels and medications

Pharmacy technicians may work in:

  • Extended-care facilities
  • Home healthcare agencies
  • Hospital pharmacies
  • Mail-order pharmacy distributors
  • Retail pharmacies

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Over the course of six months, our course will prepare you to:

  • Understand the compounding and dispensing of pharmaceutical preparations
  • Understand the preparation of admixtures
  • Participate in quality control processes
  • Maintain drug inventory quality and levels
  • Take the national certification examination administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

Additionally, you will be prepared to take the national certification examination administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

Prior to taking the national certification exam or obtaining employment, you may be required to submit the ACT 33 Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and ACT 34 Request for Criminal Record Check - Pennsylvania State Police.

Veterans may be eligible for education benefits for this course. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines and approves benefits job-training healthcare programs that result in a certificate upon completion. The VA bases benefits on the length of the class and the number of weekly clock hours. The VA provides benefits on a post-payment basis. You must pay tuition in advance. For more information, please contact our Military and Veterans Affairs Office at 717-780-2331.



  • View summaries of our noncredit courses at HACC by browsing our schedule.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.

Upon completing your certificate, you can continue your education and earn an associate degree at HACC! Our healthcare programs, among others, may be of interest.
When you complete your associate degree, you can transfer credits to a four-year school.

For your convenience, you can complete the entire course through asynchronous instruction.



Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit for details and deadlines.



The classes are offered in January and June depending on the location. Please use the information below to contact our office for start dates and application deadlines.

At this time there are no current pharmacy technician classes scheduled. If you are interested in future offerings, please contact Jackie Foster,


Future students, we are excited to connect with you and answer your questions. Please choose the option that works best for you to meet with us.

Current HACC students, please contact our Advising Department with any questions.