Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep

Pharmacy Technicians work in pharmacies under the direction of a pharmacist. Their main responsibility is filling prescriptions according to doctor’s orders. Pharmacy Technicians prepare medications for drugs in the correct dosage form and strength, measuring the appropriate amount of a drug and producing a prescription label.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Checking inventories and ordering supplies
  • Receiving and checking supplies
  • Assisting customers
  • Keeping pharmacy work areas clean
  • Completing insurance forms

Materials Needed

  • Textbook $250 approx.
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam $129
  • Alabama Board of Pharmacy Licensing Fees $103

Please note that the textbook price is subject to change and the certification exam and license fees are not included in the course fee.


Successful candidates of this comprehensive course will help prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and have the option to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam.

Registration Information

Registration can be completed via online or in-person at the Jefferson or Shelby – Hoover campuses.

Walk-in registration is accepted during our regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the following locations:

Jefferson Campus
2601 Carson Road
George Wallace Hall, Office 202
Birmingham, AL 35215

Shelby-Hoover Campus
4600 Valleydale Road
Health Science Building, Office 432
Birmingham, AL 35242

Course Fee



Courses are offered on an ongoing basis and we offer open enrollment. To view a complete schedule, go to the following link: Click Here

Scholarship Opportunities 

Career Pathways:
Jefferson State Community College’s Adult Education program and the Center for Workforce Education have partnered to provide Fast Track career classes to Adult Education students. The Fast Track career classes lead to the skills necessary to obtain employment. These classes can be completed in a few weeks or a few months. Career Pathways allows qualifying students to benefit from activities related to workplace readiness, academic and career counseling, and academic preparation while enrolling in selected Non-Credit Fast Track programs.

Local Alabama Career Centers provide WIOA scholarship opportunities to qualifying students for some programs. (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act). These are for low-income students/students who have recently been laid off from their jobs.