Advanced Pharmacy Technician Program

Advanced Pharmacy Technician Program

Program Description

The Advanced Pharmacy Technician Program is a 60-hour non-credit program that prepares pharmacy technicians to work in hospitals and other specialized pharmacies.

A student who achieves a minimum of 70% will earn the Certificate of Competence from Kapi‘olani Community College (Kapi‘olani CC).

Fall 2018

October 11 – November 29

Program Info

Program Admission

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.
To be eligible for entry into this program, the student must meet one of the following:

  • Be a Kapi‘olani CC Pharmacy Technician graduate, or
  • Have a minimum of six months of work experience as a pharmacy technician, or
  • Be currently PTCB certified.

Eligibility will be confirmed after registration.

Registration Procedure

Enroll through Online Registration.

You may also pay in person at Manono 113 at the Non-Credit Registration Office on campus. Once full payment has been received, you are enrolled in the program.

The textbook is included in the registration fee.

Curriculum & Tuition


Fall 2018:
October 11 to November 29
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays  6-9pm


$995: minus $800 Tuition
Total: $195 (Subsidy)

Course Number:



Kapi‘olani Community College – Room TBA

We reserve the right to cancel the course due to insufficient enrollment and other pertinent factors. All course dates, times, location and other information may change with or without prior notice to students.


Learning Outcomes

Upon satisfactory completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the day-to-day functions, capabilities, personnel, workflow, regulatory requirements, etc. of a hospital-based pharmacy department
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of each member of the professional pharmacy team
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical principles utilized by hospital pharmacy technicians
  • Demonstrate the skills needed for sterile and non-sterile compounding procedures, including equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the medication reconciliation/medication therapy management (MTM) process
Certificates & National Certification

Students successfully completing the course will receive a Certificate of Competence from Kapi‘olani CC.

Contact Information

Health Education Program Coordinator:
Martin Chong, 808.734.9540

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