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 to offset training costs and more!

To learn more contact apprenticeship@ccm.edu

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!

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

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 Certification

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.

Committed to excellence in healthcare professional education, CCM offers two ways to achieve certification.

  1. Become a Registered Apprentice in our Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship program. Apprentices complete 144 hours of classroom instruction, earn industry-valued credentials, gain hands-on experience, make a direct connection to an employer and receive competitive wages during a period of additional on-the-job training.
  2. Enroll in the intensive 139-hour classroom program (Open Enrollment), if you are unable to commit to a one-year apprenticeship. Prepare to sit for the certification exam.

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 apprenticeship@ccm.edu for more information and to begin the registration process.

Prerequisites:

  • at least 18 years of age
  • high school diploma or equivalent
  • proficiency in math and English
  • pass a criminal history background check
  • pass a urine drug screening

Courses:

AHP-360E     Pharmacy Technician Program Screening*    Cost: Grant Funded

AHP-369E     Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship*      144 hours, CEU 14.4  Cost: Grant Funded

AHP-363E     Compounding*   76 hours, CEU 7.6   Cost: Grant Funded

 *Signifies Apprenticeship Course/Course Title

YOUR PATHWAY TO BECOMING A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN APPRENTICE  

  1. Mandatory Pharmacy Technician Screening. Email apprenticeship@ccm.edu to register.
  2. Attend the 144-hour Pharmacy Technician class. Begin your program. Interview and match with prospective employers.
  3. 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 for screening that includes a criminal background check and a urine drug screen at an approved CCM facility. Screening can take up to six weeks to complete, so please start the process early. You may register for your screening clearance following approval by the CCM HealthWorks Success Coach.

REGISTER HERE FOR SCREENING

 

STEP #2: PHARMACY TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP (AHP-369E)

Once cleared, potential apprentices will engage in a 144-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 139-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 as part of their apprenticeship requirements.

October 3- December 7 (No class 11/23, 11/24, 11/25 & 11/26)

Mon-Thurs, 6-9 p.m.

Sat, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Hybrid format

 

STEP #3: 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 airflow workbenches. The student will have the opportunity to practice techniques learned under the supervision of their instructor.

Please contact ewills@ccm.edu for dates and instructions on how to register for these programs.

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 may be unavailable for full-time employment. 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. If already certified, individuals may enroll in the Compounding course (proof of CPhT required).

Courses:

AHP-368E   Pharmacy Technician Core – Open Enrollment  139 hours, 13.9 CEU. Cost: $3,400**

AHP-365E   Compounding – Open Enrollment   76 hours, CEU 7.6. 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-368E)

This 139-hour program, completed in as little as 7 weeks, prepares students to take the PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician exam.

October 5- December 7 (No class 11/23, 11/24, 11/25 & 11/26

Mon-Thurs, 6-9 p.m. and Sat, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Hybrid format

 

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.

Please contact ewills@ccm.edu for dates and instructions on how to register.

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.