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Modesto Junior College

Pharmacy Technician

The next Pharmacy Technician course will begin in March 2015.
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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.


Wednesday, October 8, 6:00 p.m. - John Muir Hall, Room 253 (West Campus)
Thursday, January 22, 6:00 p.m. - John Muir Hall, Room 260 (West Campus)


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

September 18 - John Muir 253 (West Campus)
October 29 - John Muir 253 (West Campus)
January 29 - John Muir 260 (West Campus)


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)


Sample Math Test (pdf)

Math Test Key (pdf)

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