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Workforce Stat Pharmacy Technician Program
Thank you for your interest in the Workforce STAT Pharmacy Technician Program.
Another class will be offered in 2021. Complete the form below for more information.
Workforce Solutions, Training, and Teamwork (STAT) Pharmacy Technician Program, in partnership with the Community College of Rhode Island, features a series of interconnected educational training and support services for those ages 18 and older. The program was designed by and for Rhode Island’s growing health care industry. The goal of the Workforce Solutions, Training and Teamwork (STAT) program is to meet industry needs by rapidly transforming a group of unemployed and underemployed entry-level Rhode Islanders into prepared, well-qualified pharmacy technicians.
Program graduates will have opportunities to secure employment and advance over time to higher levels of education and employment in the high-demand health care industry.
About the Pharmacy Technician Program
The Workforce STAT Pharmacy Technician program includes:
- A free 16-week program leading to a nationally certified pharmacy technician II license, including college level course work and inpatient and retail pharmacy internship experience.
- Practical work experience and networking opportunities to prepare for a successful future career in health care.
- The possibility of employment upon successful completion of the program.
Pharmacy Technician Training and Education Strategies
Each cohort of students complete a 16-week program consisting of:
- 180 hours of classroom training and 120 hours of internship training
- Focused clinical internship and work experience in inpatient and retail pharmacy environments
- Structured work-readiness training and workshops to build employability skills
Program graduates earn a pharmacy technician I and II license.
Eligibility to be a Pharmacy Technician
To be eligible, candidates must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be an underemployed/unemployed Rhode Island resident
- Possess a high school diploma or GED
- Pass a TABE adult assessment
- Pass a criminal background check (BCI)
Apply online for the Pharmacy Technician Program
Thank you for your interest in the Workforce STAT Pharmacy Technician Program. We will be holding another class in 2021. If you are interested in applying, please fill out the form below and the team will be in touch once we begin accepting applications.