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Modesto Junior College

Pharmacy Technician

The next Pharmacy Technician course will begin in March 2016.
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The class consists of over 654 hours of classroom and hands-on learning 314hours of classroom time and 340 hours of externship at various facilities for a total of 654 hours.

Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and also some Wednesday evenings.


Attend one of the Information Meetings listed below to find out the new pre-requisites.


Information meeting dates, time and location will be posted here when available. 


The fee will include textbooks, uniform, lab materials and liability insurance and background check required for externship

New date and time will be posted when available

90 minute limit - calculators allowed.

Study guide (sample test) and answers are available (see below)

Dates and location for the math test will be posted on this website once available.

This math test will use Pharmaceutical Calculations (review pre-algebra - fractions, ratios, decimals, percentages).

Pharmacy Qualifying Math Exam will be given by the Community Education office


NOTE: Please do this as soon as possible so you won't need to try and do it at the last minute.
Student must have an AA degree or higher from a U.S. College
Must take the MJC Reading Accuplacer test and obtain a score of 70 or higher
successfully completed Reading 82 or higher with a "C" or higher.

Please Note: Your application will not be accepted for recommendation unless you have met these requirements, so it is highly recommended that you complete the assessment testing promptly.

For assessment test information please visit the testing center website.

In addition to the math and reading requirements - there are other paperwork that should be included in your application packet. Click on the Pharmacy Technician Information link below to find all that you will need in order to apply.

Download these pdf files:

Pharmacy Technician Information (pdf)

Application  (2016 application will be posted at a later date)

Sample Math Test (pdf)

Math Test Key (pdf)

For more information call the Community Education office at 575-6063