Degree and Certificate Credit Programs
Related Degree and Certificate Programs that may interest you.
- Mathematics/Science, Chemistry A.S.
- CSCU Transfer: Chemistry Studies A.A/A.S.
- Nursing A.S.
- Physical Therapy Assistant A.S.
- Radiologic Technology A.S.
- Respiratory Care A.S.
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
Students with criminal convictions may have difficulty finding employment, especially in health care. Please consult the
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.
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)
Mail and send with payment (checks or money order made out to NVCC only) to:
Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration
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!
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.