Virginia Western Workforce Solutions

Licensure, Credentialing & Intensive Training Programs

Pharmacy Technician Program


Upon successful completion graduates will be eligible to apply for registration as a Pharmacy Technician in Virginia and be prepared to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam.

Fall 2015 Dates to Remember:

September 4, 2015 Application Deadline
September 10, 2015 Full Payment due for course ($1599) *
September 14, 2015 Course begins


Students must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED.

Students must be computer literate and have access to a computer with Internet access, an email address, and printing capabilities. Students must take the Placement Tests at the Learning Center in Brown Library. While no specific limits are prescribed by this program, students are advised that the State and National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board and many employers will have restrictions and limits and may require items such as background checks or drug testing.

Financial assistance is available for those who are qualified to receive it.


  • Dates/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 6:00 P.M. - 10:00 PM. 
  • Location: The Thomas Center, on the Main Campus of Virginia Western Community College
  • Cost: $1,599 includes all books, materials and instructions for the class. This is a non-credit program and is not eligible for Federal Pell grants or traditional State/local tuition assistance programs.

To Register

*Previous college classes or other evidence of acceptable math, reading, and writing skills may be accepted and the requirement of taking the Placement Tests may be waived).

Once these are completed, contact Dan Semones at (540)-857-6476 or email at