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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog

Pharmacy Technician (non-credit) 

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This comprehensive non-credit 50-hour Pharmacy Technician certification program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.  Course content includes pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions, and defining drugs by generic and brand names.  Through classroom lecture and hands-on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement. 
Course Comments: Students must be 18 years of age at the time of enrollment. Students must pass a background check with no prior drug convictions. This class prepares students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam (the cost of the exam is not covered in the tuition for this class). 

Class Offering: Summer 
Class Location: Fort Dodge 

Department: Career Launch  
CIP: 51.0805 
To register: or call 515-574-1972 

Program of Study

  • Course Number: 2000009 

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please contact:

Melissa Vorrie, Workforce Programs Director

515-574-1972 or text 515-523-5737

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status. 

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources, Iowa Central Community College, One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501; Telephone: 515-574-1138, Email:, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: 

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