NPC offers a comprehensive pharmacy technician training program that includes 80 hours of classroom training and an 80 hour comprehensive unpaid externship. This program will prepare you to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's (PTCB) Exam. All textbooks and learning materials will be provided.
There is no cost for students that are accepted into this program.
In this program you will complete a comprehensive 80 hour Pharmacy technician program that will prepare you to work in a retail pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam.
After successfully completing coursework requirements, you will be placed in an 80 hour clinical externship at a local pharmacy.
You will have the opportunity to apply for additional training through a nationally recognized Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship after successfully completing the coursework and externship.
In order to apply you must:
The intent of the training program provided by NPC is for you to gain employment as a Pharmacy Technician with CVS Pharmacy through their Department of Labor recognized Registered Apprenticeship program.
Students who successfully complete the Pharmacy Technician training program and externship with NPC may apply for the CVS Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship program.
This program leads to employment opportunities with CVS Pharmacy in the capacity of
an apprentice pharmacy technician. You will complete a comprehensive hiring process
with CVS Health in order to be accepted to the
Apprenticeship gives the pharmacy technician more education and hands-on experience while earning a paycheck.
This program targets training in the retail pharmacy setting. Other career settings could include hospitals or mail order pharmacies.
Important Dates & Deadlines
|Hot Springs Class (Completed)||
March 8th, 2016 - June 2nd, 2016
|Little Rock Class (Completed)||
November 3rd, 2016 - February 7th, 2017
|Deadline for Completed Application Packet||
March 29, 2017
|Informational Session at NWACC||
March 14, 2017 12pm-5pm
|Class Begins at NWACC||
April 11, 2017
|Paragould Class Begins||
|Little Rock Class Begins||
|Pamela A Castleberry|