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Pharmacy Technician Program Receives National Recognition

Pharmacy Program at NHTI's BTCCONCORD – Career-changers looking to enroll in the new Certified Pharmacy Technician apprenticeship program with the Business Training Center at NHTI – Concord’s Community College got great news last week: NHTI’s BTC has gained recognition by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board as a PTCB-Recognized Education/ Training Program. This allows participants to meet the eligibility requirements to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.

In collaboration with Concord Hospital, participants can take the 8-week, 104-hour Certified Pharmacy Technician apprenticeship program, plus on-the-job training. After completing the course, participants are eligible to sit for the Pharmacy Technicians Certification Exam. After 4-6 months of pharmacy work, graduates are then eligible for part two of the training: a 40-hour course focusing on hospital pharmacy settings.

“I am excited that we have the opportunity to offer another important healthcare program in collaboration with Concord Hospital,” says Kathy J. Taylor, director of NHTI’s BTC. “The Business Training Center has been able to bring qualified, certified, and licensed candidates into high-demand professions such as medical assistant, LNA, and phlebotomy through these apprenticeship and open enrollment courses. We can now add certified pharmacy technicians into the workforce pipeline.”

The BTC is dedicated to improving the quality and labor market relevance of workforce investment, education, and economic development efforts by providing individuals the training, skills and credentials necessary to secure and advance employment and to provide employers with skilled workers to address workforce needs.

The Certified Pharmacy Technician apprenticeship program begins Oct. 23, 2023. Those interested should contact or by visiting the BTC’s website at

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