Program Details

The Part 1 Pharmacy Technician Foundations course includes in-class lecture. The Part 2 Pharmacy Technician Applications course includes in-class lab practice, lecture, test preparation, and externship hours at a pharmacy site. Students have a wide range of days and times to choose from with the various community pharmacy sites. However, students are urged to complete these hours in a timely manner and must achieve a minimum grade of 70% on exams and other competency attainment requirements in both Part 1 and 2 to earn the Certificate of Competence from Kapi‘olani Community College (KCC).

To be eligible for entry into this program, the student will need to meet certain English and Math prerequisites to register. Please see the section on Program Admission.

Fall Dates for Classes

Program Dates and Schedule:

Section Dates Meeting days & times Discounted Tuition
Section #1: Oct. 2 to Dec. 18 Mon. 6pm-9pm
Tue. 6pm-9pm
Thur. 6pm-9pm
$1,465 w/Liability Insurance
Section #2: Oct. 4 to Dec. 16 Wed. 6pm-9pm
Sat. 8am-2:30pm
$1,465 w/Liability Insurance
Section #3: Oct. 16 – Feb. 12
(Non-Accelerated Section)
Mon. 6:15pm-8:15pm
Tue. 6:15pm-8:15pm
Thur. 6:15pm-8:15pm
 $1,465 w/Liability Insurance
Program Admissions

Admission into the program is on a FIRST QUALIFIED, FIRST ACCEPTED basis. The program has limited enrollment and you are strongly encouraged to register early to secure a seat.

Qualification or completion of both English 100 (Expository Writing) and Math 32 (Math Statway 1) or higher is required for entry into this program. Relevant course substitutions may be considered. If you have not completed college-level English and math courses, you may take the ACCUPLACER placement test offered through our testing center at KCC. Minimum reading and math placement scores are required as noted above and valid within the last two years.

Please attend one of the following REQUIRED program information/eligibility session dates listed below to determine your eligibility and to receive approval for registering. No appointment is needed and free parking is available on campus. A brief discussion on the pre-program requirements and expectations will also be presented. Please bring with you a picture I.D. and a copy of college transcripts, report cards or college diplomas, or ACCUPLACER placement test results. PLEASE BE PROMPT TO THE SESSION.

July 5, 2017 Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm Kauila Building – 109
July 19, 2017 Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm Kauila Building – 109
August 2, 2017 Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm Kauila Building – 109
August 16, 2017 Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm Kauila Building – 109
August 30, 2017 Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm Kauila Building – 109
September 14, 2017 Thursday 4:30-5:30pm Kauila Building – 109
September 27, 2013 Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm Kauila Building – 109
Registration Procedure

After you receive signed approval by attending one of the scheduled information/eligibility sessions, you will need to present the approval form with full tuition payment to the Continuing Education Registration Office in Manono 113 to register. Once full payment has been received, you are enrolled in the program. There is limited seating and students are accepted on a First Qualified, First Accepted basis. Textbooks are provided on the first evening of class


A 100% refund is given if cancellation of enrollment is made at least ten (10) business days before the start date of the course. A 50% refund is given if cancellation is made five to nine business days before the start of the program. No refunds will be given if cancellation is made less than five business days prior to the start of the program. Student Liability Insurance ($15) is non-refundable.

Program Description

The Pharmacy Technician Program is a 256 hour non-credit program that prepares students with no background in the field for the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination offered through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in serving patients (receiving, processing, and filling prescriptions and medication orders; determining charges and obtaining reimbursements, including insurance and Medicare payments), maintaining medication and inventory control systems, and participating in the administration and management of the pharmacy practice. Graduates may find work at retail or hospital pharmacies.

The Fall 2017 accelerated programs are approximately 2.5 months and consist of two parts as follows:

  • Part 1 Pharmacy Technician Foundations—96 hours
  • Part 2 Pharmacy Technician Applications—160 hours

This acclaimed program specializes in preparing students for the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Evening classes are held over five months, with 96 hours of lecture and laboratory practice, followed by a 160 hour internship in pharmacy. Participants earn a Certificate of Competence. Pharmacy Technicians are employed by retail and hospital pharmacies with a starting salary ranging from $11 to $14 per hour.

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Coordinator Contact

Sally Pestana
Program Director, HENC
Phone: (808) 734-9235


Pharmacy Technician Program