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Pharmacy Technology


The prerequisites to be considered for the Pharmacy Technician program are:

  1. High School diploma or equivalency.
  2. Biology Proficiency - Biology 14 (Human Biology) or higher or equivalent (such as High School Biology, Biology 10) with a "C" or better, or successful placement on the Biology Placement test (offered at De Anza College). Biology studied in a language other than English will not be considered.
  3. Math proficiency - Math 220 (Elementary Algebra) or higher or equivalent (such as High School Algebra I) with a "C" or better, or placement into Math 105 (Intermediate Algebra) on the Foothill College Assessment Test.
  4. English Proficiency - English 100 or ESLL 236/237 with a "C" or better, or eligible for ESLL 25 or English 110 as determined by the Foothill English Assessment Test.
  5. Enrolling and passing PHT 200L (Pharmacy Technician as a Career).

Please contact our Health Career Coordinator at 650.949.7538 for more class information or see our schedule of classes.

The following are NOT prerequisites, but are recommended:

  1. Keyboarding proficiency of 35 words/minute or higher
  2. Anatomy/Physiology

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Questions?Please Contact Us!

Jenevieve Alvarez, Coordinator Health Career Programs


BHS Division Office Building 5200, Room 5224


Main Campus & Sunnyvale Center Open Wednesday

Due to improved conditions and anticipated rain, Foothill College and Sunnyvale Center will be open Nov. 21. Face masks will be available at the Health Center, Library, Stem Center and TLC.

Campus Open Wednesday, Nov. 21