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Pharmacy Technician Certification

Offered at: Westminster

This program provides the advanced level of pharmacy technician training. This program will prepare you to perform pharmacy-related functions, generally working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Our training includes both didactic and simulated components along with a clinical component. Our curriculum prepares students to work in both community and institutional pharmacy settings.

The program will also prepare you to sit to take the Pharmacy Technician National Examination. Upon successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician Training Program, the student is awarded a certificate of completion in Advanced Pharmacy Technician Training from Front Range Community College. Our program also offers an ACPE National Sterile Compounding Certification Course, you can take after you have completed your pharmacy technician courses or you have taken the National Pharmacy Technician Certification exam. Student can enter the program in the fall or spring semester. Front Range Community College is committed to meeting the pharmacy technician needs of the community it serves.

Advanced Pharmacy Technician Training

26 credits
(2 semesters)

American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

This certificate program prepares students to assist in the preparation of prescribed medications, including retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure, and mix medications. You will be qualified to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail pharmacy, hospital, nursing home, assisted living facilities or mail-order pharmacies.

The program is a two semester program. First semester students will attend classes at the Westminster Campus and the second semester students will complete their experiential modules in a hospital and community pharmacy setting. Students will meet for limited amount of time at the Westminster Campus.   

FRCC’s Advanced Pharmacy Technician Training Certification is nationally accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). FRCC’s Advanced Pharmacy Technician Training Program is also recognized by the Pharmacy Technician Certification board.

Advanced Pharmacy Technician Training certificate: See required courses and descriptions.

See admission requirements.


Complete this Program at No Cost to You!
This program is now available at zero cost thanks to Care Forward Colorado.



What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  1. Apply, communicate and demonstrate personal/interpersonal knowledge and skills.
  2. Demonstrate, explain, identify and practice foundational professional knowledge and skills.
  3. Apply, demonstrate and perform the processing and handling of medications and medication orders.
  4. Apply, assist, explain and identify patient care, quality and safety knowledge and skills.
  5. Describe and explain regulatory and compliance knowledge and skills.


For additional information please contact the Program Director Brandi Peavy


Apprenticeship Opportunities

FRCC partners with Centura Health to offer an apprenticeship program. Apprentices get paid for on-the-job training while working at Centura Health. Interested individuals must apply and be hired by Centura Health: Centura Health Apprenticeships

Transfer Options

Want to be a Registered Pharmacist?

After students earn their pharmacy technician certification and start working as a certified pharmacy technician many of our graduates have moved on to pursue their pharmacy doctorate degree. Students have returned to FRCC to take the required prerequisites courses required by the pharmacy school they are applying to. We recommend students to work with their academic advisor to make sure they are taking the appropriate courses.

Annual Salary

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Pharmacy Technician

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2021)

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Students enrolling or continuing at Front Range Community College (FRCC) have a right to certain information that the college is required by law to provide. As a student applying for or attending the Advanced Level Pharmacy Technician (PHT) Program, you have the right to know it meets the certification criteria for Colorado. The certificate will count toward licensing or certification in states other than Colorado. If you are planning to seek to work outside of Colorado, it is strongly recommended that you contact the State’s certifying or licensing entity for guidance before you begin this program. State-by-state information is available on the Pharmacy Technician Career Guide site.

This program meets the applicable state prerequisites for licensure or certification in Colorado as listed below:

FRCC has determined the Advanced Level Pharmacy Technician (PHT) Program meets applicable state prerequisites for licensure and certification in states other than Colorado. These states include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming and U.S. Territories: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 


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