An apprenticeship is a mutually beneficial relationship between employers and their apprentices. Apprentices gain expertise in an innovative apprenticeship program that provides them with a quality education as well as a direct connection to a healthcare employer. Employers are able to secure quality, highly trained employees that are invested in their companies.

CCM is committed to establishing excellence in all our Healthcare programs. In our healthcare apprenticeship programs, apprentices earn industry-valued credentials, hands-on experience, direct connection to an employer and competitive wages!

Employers- Take advantage of grant funds now to offset training costs and more!

To learn more contact apprenticeship@ccm.edu

Opportunities to become a healthcare professional have never been better:

  • Earn while you learn
  • Explore topics such as pharmacy laws and ethics, compounding, and more
  • Fast tracked career development and mentoring
  • Gain industry-recognized credentials and prepare to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Boards -PTCB- National Certification
  • Be enrolled in an US DOL registered apprenticeship
  • Choose your own path! Training for both hospital and retail pharmacy settings
  • Finish your training in 7 weeks, with multiple times of the year to enroll
  • Combination of classroom, remote learning, and on-the-job training
  • Gain access to our success coach who will guide you every step of the way

If you’re interested in learning more about our pharmacy technician apprenticeship please complete this form and a member of our team will reach out to you!

Take advantage of grant funds now to offset training costs and more!

Opportunities to develop your Pharmacy Technician pipeline have never been easier!

County College of Morris, as part of the NJ Health Professions Consortium, has been awarded funding by the U.S. Department of Labor for the NJ Healthworks Scaling Apprenticeship grant. Apprentices are an effective solution to staffing and training challenges. Apprentice Pharmacy Technicians will be highly trained and ready to help you meet your critical staff needs or recruitment.

Receive grant funds and take advantage of the benefits of apprenticeship:

  • Develop a pipeline of skilled Pharmacy Technicians
  • Receive recruitment and screening support ensuring your new hires are a fit
  • Reduce turnover and increase employee retention
  • Registered and approved by the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Supported by dedicated CCM Workforce Development staff
  • Gain access to our success coach who will guide you every step of the way

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP

An apprenticeship is a mutually beneficial relationship between employers and their apprentices. Apprentices will gain expertise in an innovative apprenticeship program that provides quality education as well as a direct connection to a healthcare employer.  Participants in the CCM Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship program complete 144-220 hours of technical training and then complete 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training.

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM PREREQUISITES

If you think this apprenticeship is right for you, please contact apprenticehip@ccm.edu  for more information and to begin the registration process.  Prerequisites for the apprenticeship program include being at least 18 years of age, having a high school diploma or equivalent, proficiency in math and English, and passing a criminal history background check and urine drug screening.

 

AHP-360E        Pharmacy Technician Program Screening* – Cost: $99

AHP-361E        Introduction to Pharmacy* – Cost: $500

AHP-362E        Pharmacy Technician Core* – Employer Sponsored

AHP-363E        Compounding* – Grant Funded

*Signifies Apprenticeship Course/Course Title.

YOUR PATHWAY TO BECOMING A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN APPRENTICE

  1. Mandatory Pharmacy Technician Screening – Email apprenticehip@ccm.edu to register
  2. Register for 10 hour Introduction to Pharmacy Required Course – Prepare to Meet Employers
  3. Attend 134 Pharmacy Technician Core classes – Employer Match Required to Register
  4. Optional Compounding Course – Specialized Training Following Certification

STEP # 1    PHARMACY TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM SCREENING (AHP-360E)
To become an Apprentice you must participate in a mandatory Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship Screening.  Interested students must register and pay the $99 NON-REFUNDABLE processing fee that covers the cost of a background check and other expenses incurred by the college to admit you into the program. Interested participants must also complete a urine drug screen through CCM’s preferred provider at an approximate cost of $60 paid by the prospective apprentice. Screening can take up to six weeks to complete, so please start the process early. You must register for your screening clearance no later than October 31.

 

STEP #2     PHARMACY TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP INTRODUCTION (AHP-361E)

Once cleared by CCM, potential apprentices will enroll in the Pharmacy Technician Introduction course. This 10-hour course will give students an overview of the profession of pharmacy technician, review different career tracks that are available and prepare students to sit for interviews with employer partners. After completing the 10-hour introduction course, students will interview with employer partners for apprenticeship opportunities. 

Thurs-Tues, Nov 11-16

Hybrid format

4 sessions: 10 hours

Registration coming soon

 

STEP #3     PHARMACY TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP CORE TRAINING (AHP-362E)

Once matched with an employer partner, an apprentice is enrolled in the pharmacy technician core training. This intensive 134-hour classroom course teaches the fundamental skills needed to be a productive and successful pharmacy technician. Students will be required to sit for the PTCB’s Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam as part of their apprenticeship requirements.

Mon-Thurs, Dec 6- Feb 3

(No class Dec 22- Jan 4, 17)

Hybrid format

27 sessions: 134 hours

Registration coming soon

 

STEP #4     COMPOUNDING [OPTIONAL TRAINING] (AHP-363E)

For those apprentices that will be working in a hospital or other clinical setting, this 76-hour training will cover the basics of sterile IV Compounding. The student will be able to identify standard operating procedures under USP 797, identify and explain the uses of the various equipment used in sterile compounding including laminar air-flow workbenches. The student will have the opportunity to practice techniques learned under the supervision of their instructor.

Course will be offered Spring 2022

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION (OPEN ENROLLMENT OPTION)

The open enrollment option is available to individuals that wish to work as a pharmacy technician, but may not be interested in the apprenticeship option or unavailable for full-time employment.  Students will prepare to sit for the PTCB CPhT exam.  The class will also help individuals, previously certified to brush up on their technician skills.   If already certified, individuals may enroll in the Compounding course (proof of CPhT required).

AHP-364E   Pharmacy Technician Core – Open Enrollment – Cost: $3,400**

AHP-365E   Pharmacy Technician Compounding – Open Enrollment – Cost: $2,050

** The course fee includes the first exam fee for the CPhT exam, textbook and other materials required to complete the course.

 

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CORE TRAINING (AHP-364E)
This 134-hour program, completed in as little as 7 weeks, prepares students to take the PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician exam.

Mon-Thurs, Dec 6- Feb 3

(No class Dec 22-Jan 4, 17)

Hybrid format

27 sessions: 134 hrs, CEU 13.4

Course: 28632

Cost: $3,400

Registration coming soon

 

COMPOUNDING (AHP-365E)

PREREQUISITE: Proof of CPhT required

For those pharmacy technicians that will be working or are currently working in a hospital or other clinical setting, this 76-hour training will cover the basics of sterile IV Compounding. The student will be able to identify standard operating procedures under USP 797, identify and explain the uses of the various equipment used in sterile compounding including laminar air-flow workbenches. The student will have the opportunity to practice techniques learned under the supervision of their instructor.

Course will be offered Spring 2022

New Jersey HealthWorks Scaling Apprenticeship is sponsored by a $12 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (Federal Award ID. No. (FAIN): HG-33026-19-60-A-34). The US DOL grant includes additional match funds amounting to over $500,000 to support OJT and other employer assistance from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development GAINS Project.