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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 96 classroom hours and 20 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.

Classes are a combination of Remote Live via Zoom & In-Person Classroom Instruction:

Sec. 1Mon & Wed, Oct 12th – Feb 17, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm
(No class Nov 25th, Dec 21st – Jan 3rd, Jan 18th)
Remote Live Classes: Oct 12th – Jan 13th, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
In-person classroom: Jan 20, 2021 – Feb 17, 2021 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm – Lincroft Campus
Student status meeting: Mon, Mar 1, 2021, 5:30pm – 7:30pm – Either Zoom or In-Person
Clinical requirements must be completed by April 2, 2021
Exam: TBD

Sec. 2: Wed & Fri, Oct 14- Feb 17, 2021, 9 am – 12 pm, Lincroft Campus
(no class Nov 27, Dec 21- Jan 5)
Student status meeting: Friday, February 26, 2021, 9 am – 11 am|
Clinical requirements must be completed by April 2, 2021
Exam: TBD
Fee and Code: $1449, XMEDG 017, (Includes exam fee), textbooks not included (approx. $230)

Textbooks not included. Click here for the Textbook and Supply list.

No online registration available.

Questions or additional information can be obtained by forwarding any inquiries to CPS Healthcare at 732-224-2007 or email 

Please call 732-224-2315 to register. Registration for Fall 2020 opens Tuesday, August 18th at 8:30 AM.

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).

Code: XMEDG 252

For more information regarding upcoming classes please email us at Please provide your name, phone number, and the program you are inquiring about and we will get back to you shortly.

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