Attend our virtual information session on Thursday, January 11 from 6-7 p.m. to learn more about this program, meet the instructor, and get your questions answered. Click here to register.  Put the date on your calendar! You will receive a Zoom link a day or two before the information session.

Learn the knowledge and skills needed to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), credentialed by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), in CCM’s Pharmacy Technician Certification program. Pharmacy technicians work with licensed pharmacists in pharmacies, hospitals, and assisted living facilities to properly dispense medications, and with insurance companies to ensure the best coverage for the consumer. Students will prepare to sit for the PTCB CPhT exam. The class will also help previously certified individuals to brush up on their technician skills.  The course fee includes the first exam fee for the CPhT exam, text- book and other materials required to complete the course.

Opportunities to become a healthcare professional have never been better:

  • Earn while you learn
  • Explore topics such as pharmacy laws, ethics
  • 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

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


To become a student in the pharmacy technician program or apprenticeship program, you must participate in the mandatory Pharmacy Technician Screening. Please register and pay the $99 NON-REFUNDABLE processing fee, which covers the cost of a criminal back-ground investigation and expenses incurred by the college to admit you into the program. Students, at their own expense, must satisfactorily complete a drug screening at facilities approved by CCM. Please email with any questions.

Course: 28620
Cost: $99

Screening registration deadline for winter/spring class is January 15.





  • at least 18 years of age
  • high school diploma or equivalent
  • pass the Pharmacy Technician Screening

Once cleared, potential apprentices will engage in a 150-hour classroom program that provides students with a five-hour overview of the profession of pharmacy technician, review of the different career tracks that are available and preparation to sit for interviews with employer partners. The remainder of the program is an intensive 150-hour classroom course that teaches the fundamental skills needed to be a productive and successful pharmacy technician. During this course, students will interview with employer partners for apprenticeship opportunities. Students will be required to sit for the PTCB’s Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam.

Winter/Spring 2024 program

Mon-Thurs, 6-9 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Jan 29-April 1 (No class Feb 19, March 23)
Hybrid format – online via Zoom and in-person on the CCM campus

Course: 28621

Cost: $3,400


For qualified candidates, funding is available for the Registered Apprenticeship Pharmacy Technician Program. Apprenticeship candidates must commit to a one-year agreement with a partner employer. CCM partners closely with local Morris County employers to secure job placement for apprentices in varying healthcare settings, jumpstarting your career in healthcare. Apprentices must be considered under/unemployed to take advantage of funding. Apprentices in the CCM Pharmacy Technician program complete 150-220 hours of technical training and then complete 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training. ADDITIONAL APPRENTICESHIP PREREQUISITE – Schedule and pass the CASAS math and English test.

Contact for more information.


If you are a veteran, you may qualify for funding to help pay for this program. If this applies to you, click here to fill out the interest form.

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.

County College of Morris will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX (INCLUDING PREGNANCY AND GENDER IDENTITY), SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENETIC INFORMATION, OR BECAUSE THEY ARE AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY OR A PERSON 40 YEARS OLD OR OLDER. County College of Morris will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.