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Thank you for your interest in the Workforce STAT Pharmacy Technician Program.

Our next class begins September 2020. 

The application is currently on hold while the team reviews applications.

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)

Support services are embedded into the program design to ensure participants’ success, which include but are not limited to bus passes, childcare assistance, and case management. 

Apply online for the Pharmacy Technician Program

Thank you for your interest in the Workforce STAT Pharmacy Technician Program. Our next cohort will begin in September 2020.

The application is currently on hold while the team reviews applications.