Pharmacy Technician Short-Term Training

This program prepares students to become a professional pharmacy technician and work under the supervision of a certified pharmacist. Pharmacy Technicians play an integral role in supporting pharmacists and providing safe and effective care to patients across pharmacy settings.

In this course you will learn:

  • To dispense, pack, and label prescriptions according to doctor’s orders
  • How to order products and maintain inventory
  • How to bill and receive payments

This PTCB-recognized education program includes 112 hours of instruction. Additionally, you will be expected to spend four or more hours per week on online coursework.

Upon successful course completion you'll be eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.

Career Opportunities

Individuals completing the non-credit certificate may find employment as pharmacy technicians.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Pharmacy Technicians




Source: 2022 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Hawkeye Community College cannot guarantee employment or promotion.

Enrollment Requirements

  • High school or equivalency diploma
  • Valid email address

Class Information

Class date: August 19 – December 12, 2024 on Monday and Thursday from 5:00–9:00pm
Class format: Live Online
Cost: $2,999 – includes textbook, practice exam, and certification exam approved by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy.


Register online for the Pharmacy Technician Certificate or call 319-296-4290 for more information.

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Contact Information

Business & Community Education — Health

Cedar Falls Center
319-266-6772 (fax)
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Health Continuing Education Coordinator

Brenda Helmuth
Cedar Falls Center 101
319-296-2329 ext.3017
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