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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

The principal goal of this Kansas City area program is to graduate competent, caring pharmacy technicians who display the necessary skills, attitudes and behaviors needed for entry-level positions within community or institutional pharmacies, as defined by community and national standards.

JCCC's curriculum is a two-semester program modeled after national and state criteria for competency in this highly specialized and growing field, recognizing the background and significance of the program to our region.

Why you should choose JCCC:

  • A third of the cost of other programs
  • Small class sizes with 1:1 attention to your learning needs
  • Externships that can lead to employment opportunities
  • Train for expanded roles and responsibilities in hospitals and compounding pharmacies
  • Classes taught by experienced pharmacy technicians and pharmacists

General Information

This Kansas City Metropolitan Area pharmacy technician program is a 16-week didactic training program over two semesters. Each didactic course comprises multiple live sessions, which include various activities such as lesson objectives, lesson overview, reading assignments, lesson review questions, hands-on activities (such as case studies, labs, critical thinking exercises), a discussion forum assignment and a lesson exam.

Pharmacy technicians assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing medication therapy to patients. The pharmacy technician program at JCCC trains students in all phases of the pharmacy field: over-the-counter and prescription medication processing and distribution, pharmaceutical calculations, compounding, vaccine preparation, sterile products preparation, IV preparation, interprofessional communication and problem-solving skills, ethics, inventory management, quality and safety initiatives, and federal and Kansas and Missouri state pharmacy laws. The JCCC program is a two-semester, concentrated program in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. It is competency-based, diverse and demanding.

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"I am truly thankful and grateful for the Pharmacy Tech program at JCCC. I learned so much and the experience I gained from the program and also working in a hospital setting for over a year has motivated me to push myself further and further to better myself and my future. Without the JCCC Pharm Tech Program, I don’t know where I’d be. I would definitely recommend the program to anyone."

— Alex Trager, CPhT, former student

"The pharmacy technician program at JCCC and its instructors helped me pass the certification test the first time and land an amazing job I love. So happy with my decision to go there!"

— Erica Toburen, former student

"JCCC gave me the tools and the confidence to start a career in pharmacy. The internship gave me job placement. I am very grateful for the pharmacy tech program."

— Meagan Bryan, former student

"Stark Edler Apothecary believes in advancing the profession of pharmacy by being a preceptor for students in the JCCC Pharmacy Technician Program. JCCC has presented our business with dedicated students who are eager to learn and committed to uphold our high level of ethical and professional standards. We have elected to hire two of our past students who still work for our pharmacy today. We look forward to continuing our relationship with JCCC to help meet the educational goals of these students."

— Debra Edler, Stark Edler Apothecary, Pharmacist and Business Owner, Preceptor Site

"If you are needing to hire a technician, clinical rotations are a great way to evaluate a prospect. It's like a multi-week interview."

— John Schafer, Stark Pharmacy