# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Pharmacy Technician II Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Pharmacy Technician II (8306/36 weeks, 280 hours) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8306
Co-op:Available
Duration:36 weeks, 280 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12
Prerequisites:Pharmacy Technician I (8305/36 weeks, 140 hours)

This certificate program is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge to begin work as a pharmacy technician. The coursework will fulfill the requirements of the Board of Pharmacy and prepare students to take either the state examination or the national examination administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Trained, experienced pharmacy technicians who can demonstrate the right skills and knowledge should be able to pursue many exciting and respected career options or postsecondary study in the pharmacy field.

NOTE: This course has specific state laws and regulations from a governing medical board or agency. Please contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education prior to implementing this course. All inquiries may be sent to cte@doe.virginia.gov.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Health Science
    • Health Informatics
    • Support Services
    • Therapeutic Services

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course

Certifications

Licenses

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.