Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to common questions about the Pharmacy Technician degree and certificate programs.

When does the Pharmacy Technician program start?

Beginning in fall 2021, you can begin the Pharmacy Technician program in either fall or spring term. However, please keep in mind that you will probably need to take preliminary courses before entering the program; plan for a two-term commitment to complete these preliminary courses, which can be taken in any term.

Is the Pharmacy Technician program a degree program?

The Clark College Pharmacy Technician program offers both a Certificate of Proficiency (CP) and also an Associate in Applied Technology (AAT). All graduates will earn a Certificate of Proficiency, which makes them eligible to pursue licensing. Completing the additional courses necessary for an AAT degree is an option for those interested. An AAT is not required for licensing, but it is encouraged.

How long does it take to complete the Pharmacy Technician program?

The Certificate of Proficiency (CP) is a five (5) term commitment, about 15 months.

The Associate in Applied Technology (AAT) option is an eight (8) term commitment, and can be completed in two years.

Is this program competitive to get in to?

No, the Pharmacy Technician program is not a competitive-entry program. Anyone who completes the minimum requirements for entry will be offered a position in the program, if they are eligible. However, space in the program is limited. The date of the program application determines an applicant’s position on the waitlist, so applying early is the best way to ensure you get into the program.

How many spots are available in the Pharmacy Technician courses?

There are 24 spots available, so an early application is highly encouraged.


This page was last updated December 28, 2020