skip to Main Content


Leeward Community College's Workforce Development Office (OCEWD) is located on the Diamond Head end of the Leeward Community College campus, with ample free parking. We are on the city bus line, which makes it convenient to commute from anywhere on Oahu.


Get In Touch
(808) 455-0477
96-045 Ala Ike, Room CE 101, Pearl City, HI 96782

Our Location

Leeward Google Map

Course Number (HLTH5600)

prescription bottles and pills

There's a growing demand for pharmacy technicians in Hawaii as a result of our rapidly growing healthcare industry. Separate yourself from the competition through our course which provides the skills and knowledge necessary to receive national certification, and build the foundation for a pharmaceutical career. Employers will recognize that you're more qualified to offer effective patient care and service. Besides learning the history of pharmaceutical medicine, you'll develop skills in calculations, drug classification, processing, inventory and billing - various roles of a Pharmacy Technician in retail and hospital settings.

To successfully complete the program, students must complete at least 100 externship hours (at Walgreens or CVS Health/Longs Drugs) in addition to the class coursework. Students will learn and observe from the pharmacy technician on site, including customer service skills.

Course fees include textbooks, practice tests, the PTCE exam, and the externship.

Joy Mahiko 
Workforce Development Coordinator

For assistance call our office at 455-0477.

High school diploma or GED, basic computer and typing skills (35+ wpm), pass the math assessment test with 9th grade or higher, and a criminal abstract no older than 30 days.


  • Successfully pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam
  • Prepare for work as a pharmacy technician in different pharmacy settings

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Perform the various duties of a pharmacy technician in different settings, e.g., retail/outpatient, hospital/inpatient
  • Apply state and federal laws related to pharmacy
  • Perform pharmaceutical calculations accurately
  • Understand pharmacy inventory and 3rd party billing
  • Identify and classify the top 200 Drugs

Course Schedule

Online registration is for debit/credit card purchase only. For other payments, use Standard Registration.

Click on a course section below to see dates and to add to your cart. Course details and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.



Course Resources

Walgreens Externship Program

Walgreens Externship Home

CVS Health Externship Program

CVS Externship Contact

Become a PTCB® CPhT

Pharmacy Tech Certification Board Home

Follow Leeward CC on Social Media

Back To Top