Pomona, California Pharmacy Technology Program

6 things to know about our Pomona Pharmacy Technology degree

The Pharmacy Technology degree, available at our Pomona campus, can provide Pharmacy Tech students with the skills, knowledge, and experience that employers expect an entry-level Pharmacy Technician to have.  So if you’re looking at Pharmacy Tech schools in Pomona, here are 6 key things you need to know about Carrington College California:

  • The Pomona program culminates in an Associate of Science degree in Pharmacy Technology
  • Practice dispensing prescriptions and compounding medications in realistic simulated pharmacy settings
  • We focus on the terminology, abbreviations, and symbols commonly utilized in the industry
  • Crucial training on the legal guidelines and administrative skills needed in this competitive industry
  • Participate in an externship to gain real-world experience in a retail or hospital pharmacy in Pomona
  • Graduates are prepared to sit the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) national certification exam*

A Pomona Pharmacy Tech program for a new generation

Because of the increasing number of pharmaceutical solutions to medical problems, a new generation of qualified Pharmacy Technicians is needed. That’s the view of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics who predict that employment of Pharmacy Technicians will grow 32% by 2020; that’s much faster than the average for all occupations.**

Students on the Pomona Pharmacy Technology degree program are prepared for real world jobs in today’s modern pharmacological industry. They are taught pharmacy calculations, drug distribution methods and systems, relevant terminology, and the abbreviations and symbols used when prescribing, dispensing, and documenting medications.

They are also taught the chemical and physical characteristics of drugs, and how to prepare sterile dosage forms.  Upon graduation, Pomona Pharmacy Tech graduates should have the skills and the confidence to:

  • Demonstrate their readiness to sit the CPhT national certification exam*
  • Carry out all tasks asked of an entry-level Pharmacy Technician
  • Understand the legal and ethical guidelines involved in Pharmacy Technology
  • Keep accurate patient profiles & histories
  • Receive and prepare patient prescriptions

Pomona Pharmacy Technology classes – A prescribed amount of reality

Our experienced, knowledgeable Pharmacy Technology faculty can only teach our students so much in the classroom; even compounding medications in a simulated pharmacy setting on campus can only take them so far.  That’s why Pomona Pharmacy Tech associate degree program students are given the opportunity to build their confidence and hone their skills in a real world pharmacy setting in or around Pomona.  It’s a prescription for success that we believe in.

Pharmacy Technology classes will be enrolling soon here in Pomona, CA, so speak with a Carrington College California Enrollment Services Representative today about taking your first steps into a dynamic medical profession.

* Carrington College® California prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.

** Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook (2012-13 Ed.)