Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technician

Department: Health Occupations

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This eight-week course consists of online class work, mandatory Zoom meetings, and mandatory on-campus labs.

Class Instruction (PMT 100)

Registration for Summer and Fall 2024 is now open! 

Summer 2024: Jun. 11th - Aug. 4th 

  • Mandatory Zoom Sessions: Jun. 11th, Jul. 9th, Jul. 30th 10:00 - 12:00pm
  • Mandatory On-Campus Labs: Jul. 2nd, Jul. 23rd 10:00am - 1:00pm

Registration Deadline: May 24th (unless class fills before that date)

Fall 2024: Sept. 16 - Nov. 8th

  • Mandatory Zoom Sessions: Sept. 17th, Oct. 15th, Nov. 6th 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Mandatory On-Campus Labs: Oct. 9th, Oct. 29th 10:00am - 1:00pm

Registration Deadline: Aug. 30th (unless class fills before that date)

Tuition: $800

Textbook & Drug Cards:

  • Mosby's Pharmacy Technician, 6th edition (ISBN 978-0323734073)
  • Sigler's Prescription Drug Cards, 37th edition (ISBN 978-1880579909)

A pharmacy technician is qualified for employment in retail pharmacies, hospitals, long term care pharmacies and licensed prescription vendors. This 8-week course, taught by a registered pharmacist, provides the classroom instruction necessary to be a successful pharmacy technician. The class focuses on prescription drug processing, drug classifications, physiology, drug interactions, pharmacy calculations, medical terminology and compounding.

Students must be at least 17 years of age and be able to provide documentation of High School Graduation or GED/HiSET Completion in order to register for this course. Students must also apply to St. Charles Community College to be eligible to register.

Students who are successful in this course will receive a certificate of completion from St. Charles Community College (SCC) and be eligible to apply for national certification (either the PTCB or ExCPT). SCC does not offer these certification exams on campus or as part of the pharmacy technician curriculum. Students interested in learning more about these certifications can contact the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board by calling 1-800-363-8012 or going to

Registration Requirements

Complete before registration:

  • College Application: all students must apply to St. Charles Community College prior to registering for class. Please complete and submit the application here:

Items due during registration (these will need to be emailed to after completing the registration form):

  • Copy of High School diploma or GED/HiSET certificate

Registration can be done:

  • Click the link to register online: Summer 2024 Registration Form
  • Click the link to register online: Fall 2024 Registration Form
  • If needed, registration can also be done in-person on the Dardenne Creek Campus (1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368) - office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 4:00pm.

Tuition will be due within three business days of your registration being processed. Individualized information will be communicated during the enrollment process.

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non transferable.

Salary Outlook

In the state of Missouri, pharmacy technicians earn a mean average of $30,610 per year. 
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

In the state of Missouri, pharmacy technicians earn a mean average of $30,610 per year.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

Contact Information

Nao Hang-Robertson,
Office Coordinator
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Arje Crawford,
Program Chair
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Office Location
1 Academy Pl Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
Office Hours

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Hours may vary during summer – please call to confirm.

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