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Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists provide medication and other health care products to patients. As a technician you must be aware of the necessity for aseptic technique, cleanliness, orderliness and accuracy in the work areas. You may be working in hospital and community pharmacies, extended care facilities, home health care or industry settings. As a pharmacy technician, you should possess good math skills, be able to tactfully deal with customers and patients and enjoy precise work because details are sometimes a matter of life and death. If this sounds like a good career fit for you, then this program may be just for you!

Program Overview

The Pharmacy Technician Program will prepare you to enter this exciting and rewarding career field and become a valuable member of the broader health care team. Join your classmates and learn the basic drug classifications, aseptic technique, and math needed to provide the highest quality service to your patients and customers.  

Upon successful completion of the classroom course, students are eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam.

Pharmacy Technician Brochure 

           FALL 2023 

Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form

      Fax: (203)-575-8243  

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       U.S. Mail: Naugatuck Valley Community College 

      Non-credit Registration-F323 

      750 Chase Parkway Waterbury, CT 06708 

      Call: 203-575-8029 today to get registered! 


      Program Coordinator:


      203-575-8029 (p)
      203-575-8243 (f)
      Office Hours:
      Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


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      Learn about Payment Options and How to register on this page.

      Important Information

      Prerequisites for Pharmacy Technician Classroom course:
      • Must be at least 18 years old
      • High school diploma, GED or home schooling equivalency
      • Basic math skills including the ability to solve simple algebraic equations 

      Criminal Convictions

      Students with criminal convictions may have difficulty finding employment, especially in health care. Please consult the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.prior to registration if you have any concerns.

      Pharmacy Technician National Certification Exam Information

      The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) offers the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). The PTCE assesses candidates' competence to perform the work of a pharmacy technician. Students who successfully complete the NVCC Pharmacy Technician program will be eligible to take this exam. The cost is $129 and is not included in the cost of the course. The exam may be taken at the option of the student at a private off-campus test center. PTCB's pharmacy technician certification program is designed to validate that a technician possesses the knowledge and skills to work effectively with pharmacists to offer safe and effective patient care and service. Certification is respected by employers but is not required for employment. 

      Pharmacy Technician State Registration

      The State of Connecticut requires pharmacy technicians to be registered with the State. Additional information about this requirement and the application forms may be found on the State of Connecticut site.


      Course Registration and Payment Plans

      No formal application to the College is required for non-credit/workforce training courses.

      Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming classes.

      Ways to register

      Call us: 203-575-8029 for information (Motorcycle registrations cannot be taken by phone)

      Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

      New Secure Fillable Format Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form 

      Fax: 203-575-8243 (secure line)

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      Mail and send with payment (checks or money order made out to NVCC only) to:

      Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration
      Founders Hall, Room F323
      750 Chase Parkway
      Waterbury, CT 06708

      Or stop by, we're happy to assist you!

      Accepted Forms of Payment:

      Money Orders or Checks

      Mail-in registrations credit cards or checks only, Please do not mail cash!

      Career Spotlight

      The Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) reports the average annual income for Pharmacy Technicians is $34,703.  Employment opportunities as a Pharmacy Technician are expected to grow about as fast as average and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.