Pharmacy Technician

The University of West Florida, Division of Continuing Education is offering an exciting opportunity for those interested in beginning a new career as a Pharmacy Technician. The Pharmacy Technician Training course is available for the career-minded, working adult. We realize work, life and family obligations can sometimes prevent you from attending educational opportunities. With that in mind, we have tailored the program to fit the busy schedules required by family life and work.

Pharmacy Technician

The course is designed to prepare students to successfully pass the National Pharmacy Technician Board Exam and directly enter the exciting field of pharmacy. Our program includes a well-blended mix of classroom, audio-visual presentation and hands-on experience at local pharmacies. Instruction is provided by experienced, licensed pharmacists and technicians who are current practitioners in the field of pharmacy.

The Pharmacy Technician certification program offers our students both theoretical and practical training through hands-on experience. Classes meet two (2) days a week. Generally, the classes are held on a week night and Saturday mornings or two weeknights depending on the location. The duration of the course is fourteen (14) weeks and includes preparation for the certification examination administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). In addition to 84 hours in the classroom, and homework study time, our students are eligible to complete a 160-clock-hour externship experience. The externship serves as working experience, as well as a reference for future employment.

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Pensacola Main Campus

August 26 - November 25, 2014

Tuesday Evenings 6 pm - 9:00 pm & 
Saturday mornings 9 am - 12 pm

The University of West Florida
College of Professional Studies
Building 86 Rm 117
11000 University Pkwy
Pensacola, FL 32514

Emerald Coast Campus

November 6, 2014 - February 23, 2015
No class November 27, December 25, 29, 2014 or January 1, 2015

Monday and Thursday Evenings 6 pm - 9:00 pm

Emerald Coast Campus


To obtain more information about course content, applying for a loan and any other questions, please email or call MiMi Gonzales at817-681-4050.

 Pharmacy Technician Training Course: $3,900.00

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites for the course include:

  • A high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • No felony or misdemeanor related to the sale of drugs. Traffic violations and any other issues must be cleared up before the externship. This is the sole responsibility of each student
  • A history of vaccinations is periodically required to work in the externship
  • Commitment to the rigorous 14-week course schedule
  • Pharmacology for Technicians Textbook and Workbook
  • Complete Math Review for the Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Calculations for Technicians
  • Flash Cards of the Top 200 Drugs
  • Lab coat
  • PTCB Exam Review Guide
  • Pocket Guide for Technicians Generic-Brand Name Reference
  • Externship Manual
  • Pharmacy Technician Student Manual
  • Course Handouts

To maintain a low teacher-student ratio seating is LIMITED. We will be accepting 25 applicants into this program.

To register and pay tuition please call Student Support Services at 850-473-7468 or send a check or money order to The University of West Florida, Building 77, 11000 University Pkwy, Pensacola, FL 32514. We accept payment via check, money order or credit card. You may apply for a loan, MYCAA funding or WIA funding.