Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians work under the direct supervision and control of a licensed pharmacist. They perform repetitive, basic routine tasks related to the processing of a prescription in a pharmacy. Pharmacy Technicians may: count tablets; measure, mix, pour and record amounts and dosages of medications; label bottles; and package pharmaceuticals. Pharmacy Technicians typically work in retail or hospital settings that are clean, organized, well-lit and well-ventilated. They spend most of their work day on their feet and may work eight hours or more per day. The job of Pharmacy Technician will appeal to those who enjoy working with people and performing duties that are organized, clearly defined, and require accuracy and attention to detail. Students must have a High School Diploma or GED and a clear background check (English version required if document is in a foreign language). All students must also pass an English and Math proficiency test. To receive program certification students must complete all classes within a 2-year time frame. 96% of our students pass the National Board Exam.


FREE Information Session for students considering enrolling!



Prerequisite: Successful completion of all required coursework, pass board exam and instructor recommendation.

Students must purchase malpractice insurance $20.


Instructor: Pamela Canlas, RPhT, CPhT

Pamela Canlas has over a decade of practical experience as a lead pharmacy technician specializing in chemotherapy/HIV agents and outpatient settings while at Kaiser Permanente, USC Medical Center, Harbor UCLA, and King Drew Medical Center. Ms. Canlas is a Registered Pharmacy Technician with the California Board of Pharmacy and received her national certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She went on to receive her teaching credential through UCLA’s extension program. Ms. Canlas is a firm believer that innovative and compassionate healthcare is a key factor in promoting the quality of life for patients.


For questions please call 714-842-4227 or email Pamela Canlas, Program Coordinator at

Information Session Schedule:

Pharmacy Technician

HBAS Gothard Site | (Room C123)


Monthly on Friday  | 8:30am-9:30am | 062013


2017 – 10/06,  11/03,  12/01

2018 – 01/12,   02/02,   03/02,   04/13,  05/04,  06/01


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Program Requirements:

  • FREE Orientation Session
  • Pharmacy Technician Module A and B                                          (Students are required to complete Module A prior to enrolling in Module B)
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Beginning Word
  • Keyboarding Certificate
  • Career Readiness Skills


Students are required to purchase scrubs. Scrub cost approximately $40 per set.