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Patrick Henry Community College - Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

General Info

Patrick Henry Community College, founded in 1962, is a comprehensive two-year institution committed to student success, lifelong learning, and enrichment of the quality of life in the City of Martinsville, Virginia.

The Program

  • This program is designed to prepare personnel to perform skilled duties and to assist the pharmacist-in-charge. Some examples of job duties include: computer information entry, preparation of prescription labels, assisting the pharmacists in filling prescriptions, ordering pharmaceuticals and supplies, and customer assistance.

Admission Requirements

  • Individuals are eligible for admission to Patrick Henry Community College if they are high school graduates or the equivalent, or if they are eighteen years of age or older and able to benefit from study at the college.
  • Prior to registering, students are required to undergo mandatory drug screening. Students must have a negative drug screen and criminal background check in order to begin pharmacy tech clinical experiences. Any charges or costs for drug screening and criminal background check will be the responsibility of the students. Estimated cost of drug screening and criminal background check is $36.
  • Students need to place out of developmental reading and Algebra on the college placement test or have successfully completed those courses before registering for any of the required courses.


Certain certificate-related courses require satisfactory scores on college placement tests. Students with deficiencies will be required to complete satisfactorily developmental studies courses before enrolling in these courses. Other certificate-related courses may be taken while developmental studies are being completed. Some programs, such as Therapeutic Massage require additional expenditures for supplies and equipment. Please check with the appropriate division chair for this information.


Virginia Board of Pharmacy Approved Pharmacy Technician Training Program.

Academic Degree

Pharmacy Technician Certificate


Patrick Henry Community College
645 Patriot Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24115

Voice +1.276.638.8777
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Added: Sat Jul 24 2010
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