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Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program (PSAV) 

Career Training

NFCC's Pharmacy Technician certificate program is a ten month (1050 clock hours) program. This program is available to students at least eighteen (18) years of age seeking specialty training to enable them to enter the workforce as trained professionals. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to register with the state of Florida and to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board examination. 

NFCC's Pharmacy Technician certificate program prepares graduates to apply to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Achievement of a passing score on this exam and registration with the Florida State Board of Pharmacy enables graduates to seek employment as a Certified and Registered Pharmacy Technician.

Application Period for Fall Term 2015 

  • Application Deadline: July 15, 2015

  • Classes Begin: August 2015 (Fall Term)

Program Admission Requirements

Contact Information   |  Employment Outlook   |  Learning Outcomes

Employment Outlook

Pharmacy Technician Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of NFCC's Pharmacy Technician certificate program will learn valuable skills and training. The course will prepare students to:

  • Express knowledge and the interactive role pharmacy technicians play in the healthcare delivery system and healthcare occupations.

  • Demonstrate professional conduct in the healthcare setting including interpersonal skills, ethical and legal responsibilities, and leadership and teamwork capabilities.

  • Utilize information technology, mathematical, science, and language arts knowledge and skills.

  • Possess personal accountability skills including health and wellness, financial management, safety, and critical thinking.

  • Respond to emergency situations, including CPR.

  • Practice aseptic technique and infection control procedures including knowledge of blood borne diseases.

  • Identify the professional roles and duties of a pharmacy technician in the many diverse pharmacy settings.

  • Communicate, verbally and written using correct terminology and abbreviations related to pharmacy practice.

  • Describe medical and legal considerations important to pharmacy technician scope of practice.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of pharmaceutical chemistry and drug classification related to human physiology.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of inventory control.

  • Demonstrate measurement and calculation techniques related to pharmacy practice.

  • Prepare and distribute medications, prepackage unit dose medications, intravenous admixture medications.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. At least 18 years of age by February 1, 2016

  2. Standard High School Diploma or GED® diploma prior to acceptance into Pharmacy Technician program
    ***Please note: diplomas will not be accepted from non-accredited sources***

  3. Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) full battery test no later than July 1, 2015
    • About taking the TABE
      • Testing is by appointment only. You can email the testing center at testing@nfcc.edu or call 850-973-9451 to schedule an appointment.
      • Testing fee is $10, and must be paid at the business center (Building 2) prior to taking the TABE. You will need to show your receipt for your payment when you arrive to the testing center.
      • Photo ID is required when you arrive for your scheduled test.
      • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for the TABE.
    • Recommended TABE scores
      • Reading:     10.0
      • Language:   10.0
      • Math:           11.0
    • Applicants who have earned an AA, AS, or higher level degree are exempt from the TABE requirement upon supplying proof of the degree (transcripts).

  4. Complete the 3-Step Application Process for the NFCC Pharmacy Technician Program
    • Step 1: Complete and return the NFCC Application and NFCC Pharmacy Technician Application
    • Step 2: Complete Candidate Interview, Background Check, and Drug Screen
    • Step 3: Attend Pharmacy Technician Orientation

Step 1: Application Process

Applications may be dropped off in person or mailed.  Hand-delivered Pharmacy Technician program applications will be accepted by the Allied Health student advisor, located in Building 13, until 4:00 PM on July 1st. Mailed applications must be received by July 1, 2015, and should be sent to the following address:

North Florida Community College
325 NW Turner Davis Drive
Attn: Pharmacy Technician Program
Madison, FL 32340

Applications must include:

Optional Application Items – STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

  • Contact the NFCC Financial Aid department regarding scholarship opportunities and other types of financial assistance that may be available.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Helps to determine Pell Grant eligibility
    • NFCC Title IV Code Number is 001508. You will need to use this number on your FAFSA to ensure that NFCC receives information regarding your eligibility for federal financial aid.

Please Note: July 1, 2015 is the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Step 2: Selection Process

The North Florida Community College Pharmacy Technician Selection Committee will use the criteria listed below to determine eligibility for entrance into the Pharmacy Technician program. All Step 1 Application materials must be submitted by the July 1, 2015 application deadline to be eligible for review in the selection process.


Selection Criteria

A strong applicant will have the following:

TABE Scores

Language Score: 

Higher than the recommended TABE scores listed above

Reading Score:   

Math Score:         

Degreed Applicants:

Grades of “B” or above in all related coursework




  • Well written essay that adequately addresses the assigned topic
  • No spelling or grammar errors




  • *Interview panelists will review each applicant on a case by case basis




Pharmacy Technician Applicant Interviews

  • Interviews will be conducted on Monday, July 13, 2015 – Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Applicants will be contacted for an interview appointment after all Pharmacy Technician application materials have been received and reviewed.
  • Eligible candidates will be provided a letter requesting the Background Check and Drug Screen from the appropriate agencies.
    • Background Check is completed at NFCC ($60 Fee)
    • Drug Screen is completed at Madison County Memorial Hospital ($45 Fee)

Applicants will be notified in writing regarding acceptance in late July. Applicants should not assume acceptance into the Pharmacy Technician program prior to receiving an acceptance letter.

Step 3: Post-Selection Process

August 2015

  • Pharmacy Technician New Student Orientation 2015
    • Required for all selected students and alternates

September 2015

  • Tuberculin skin test (PPD) offered on campus at NFCC
  • Influenza vaccine offered on campus at NFCC
  • Documentation of all required vaccinations must be submitted no later than September 30, 2015.

Contact Us!

Mekia Jackson, PharmD, RPh
Pharmacy Technicain Program Coordinator & Instructor
850-973-1657 | jacksonm@nfcc.edu

Debbie Bass
Nursing and Allied Health Advisor
850-973-1662 | bassd@nfcc.edu

North Florida Community College
Career and Technical Education Center, Bldg. 13
325 NW Turner Davis Dr.
Madison, FL 32340

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325 NW Turner Davis Dr. Madison, FL 32340 850.973.2288 or 866.937.6322