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Modesto Junior College - Pharmacy Technician School

Pharmacy Technician School

General Info

  • The Modesto Junior College, located in Central Valley's Modesto, California, is one of two community college of Yosemite Community College District.
  • Mission Statement:
    Modesto Junior College has a mission of student-centered learning and success. MJC is committed to serving its diverse community through high quality transfer, vocational, and general education programs. The college assesses student outcomes and uses the results to improve teaching, learning and support services. The college also offers activities designed to improve the quality of life for citizens of the Yosemite Community College District.

The Program

  • The Modesto Junior College pharmacy technician program is designed to qualify you for California State Board of Pharmacy registration as a Pharmacy Technician.
  • The pharmacy technician program curriculum includes 260 hours of classroom instruction (lecture and labs) that will provides students with the theory and skills, and 340 hours of externship, in a variety of settings (such as retail and hospital) for hands-on, practical experience necessary for an entry-level position as a pharmacy technician in a variety of work settings.

Admission Requirements

  1. Applicant must be a high school graduate or possess a high school equivalency certificate.
  2. Applicant must pass the MJC graduation competency test for reading and the program entry exam for math. Testing dates will be provided at the information meetings listed on the front of this brochure.
  3. To be registered with the California Board of Pharmacy you must pass a fingerprinting and criminal background check. The State of California may deny the applicant registration if you have a felony conviction.
  4. Applicant must attach two current, signed, letters of recommendation from persons familiar with applicant's education, interpersonal communication skills, personal ethics and/or work experience. The letters must include contact information for the reference.
  5. Applicant must also include a resume, copy of driver's license, and a letter of intent, and high school graduation or equivalency documentation.


  • Modesto Junior College pharmacy technician program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).


Modesto Junior College
435 College Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350

Voice +1.209.575.6063
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Added: Thu Aug 20 2009
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