Pharmacy Technician : Emily Griffith Technical College

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians are the front-line providers in retail pharmacies, but they also work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and compounding pharmacies, serving as the link between patients, doctors, pharmacists and insurance providers. Get the skills you need through labs in our simulated classroom pharmacy and a 202.5-hour clinical internship in a real pharmacy environment.

Pharmacy Technicians must complete a program from an accredited institution in order to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s (PTCB) certification exam. Passing this exam qualifies you as a nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) and allows you to practice in the State of Colorado.

This program is eligible for Care Forward Colorado – meaning zero-cost to you! Learn more.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Pharmacy Technician Certificate?

Graduates use their certificate to work in:

  • Retail chain pharmacies
  • Home health care agencies
  • Local hospitals
  • Long term care facilities
  • Mail order drug companies

Other potential career paths include jobs in specialty pharmacy settings such as compounding, home infusion and closed-door refill centers.

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All programs in the College of Health, Sciences and Administration require a criminal background check, a drug test and proof of vaccinations. Click here for a full list of disqualifying offenses.
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"It has been my desire to succeed in life and I believe that having a good education is the foundation of good success."

Lillian is a graduate of our HSE program. Lillian is originally from Nigeria and came to Denver in 2016. She came to Emily Griffith to continue her education. The GED program was her starting point and her goal was to then continue to CNA and then LPN and from there additional training in nursing if she has the chance.

Lillian says her husband encouraged her and helped explain concepts. Laura Blom gave her textbooks to practice reading, Martha in the SSC was really helpful as well. Lilian used the SSC to get help with math questions and Martha would help her out, and Laura was always there and she approached her on breaks to ask questions. The encouragement she received was really important to staying positive and ultimately achieving her goal.

Lillian passed her GED and she is now preparing to apply to the CNA program! “It has been my desire to succeed in life and I believe that having a good education is the foundation of good success,” says Lillian. “I would like to thank Laura, and Emily Griffith for showing me the way and for providing me the opportunity to achieve one of my goals.”

Congratulations Lillian! 

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