Pharmacy Technician


Pharmacy Technician Information Session

If you are interested in Brookdale’s Pharmacy Technician program, you should contact Scott Shanes at or 732-224-2011. You will learn about the newly expanded program, prerequisite requirements, and required documentation. Also, you will have the opportunity to learn about the job of a Pharmacy Technician and whether it is a career you wish to pursue.

Pharmacy Technician Certification

This newly expanded course prepares you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam. The class offers a comprehensive study of topic areas necessary to thrive in a retail and/or institutional pharmacy setting. The program is divided into modules which cover prescription basics, pharmacy calculations, pharmacology, pharmacy law, and compounding medications. Emphasis will be placed on the “Top 200” drugs. Hands-on exercises will simulate real life pharmacy situations. Students will be provided a resume writing/interview skills workshop. The exam will be given at the end of the program. This program is 104 classroom hours and 40 clinical externship hours.

Prerequisites (Instructions to access prerequisites forms will be emailed to you upon registration):

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Copy of high school diploma or GED
  • Clear criminal background check and drug screening (additional fee)

Note: Textbooks required. An additional fee will be charged to students for class make-up hours. 100% attendance required.

Tues & Thus Feb 4-Jun 4, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Freehold Campus
Student status meeting: Thursday, June 11, 2020, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Clinical requirements must be completed by July 28, 2020
Exam: TBD
Fee and Code: $1399, XMEDG 017 (Includes exam fee)
Textbooks not included. Click here for the Textbook and Supply list.

No online registration available.

For further information contact 732-224-2007 or email

This program is eligible for Veterans Education Benefits

New! Accelerated Pharmacy Technician Exam Prep

This accelerated review class is for current pharmacy technicians who are preparing to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).


  • 18 years of age or older
  • Students must be a graduate of a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program or have equivalent work experience as a pharmacy technician (min. 500 hours experience).

Tues, Jun 9-Jul 14, 5:30-8:30 pm, Freehold Campus
Fee and Code: $349, (includes exam fee and practice exams), XMEDG 252

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