CVS Pharmacy Technician

​This partnership with CVS Health® and the Community College of Baltimore County prepares job seekers with disabilities to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certifying Board​ (PTCB) test and become Certified Pharmacy Technicians.

The CVS Pharmacy Technician training is made up of three components:

  1. Classroom study
  2. Practice in a mock CVS pharmacy
  3. Externship in CVS pharmacies throughout Maryland

The classroom portion of this program is offered at DORS WTC location and the externship occurs in a CVS pharmacy located in the job seeker's local community.

Training Includes:

  • 14 weeks of classroom instruction.
  • 6 weeks of clinical on-the-job training.
  • Training in CVS programs and procedures, inventory management, prescription medication measurements.

Program Requirements:

  • ​Be 18 years of age and possess a HS Diploma or GED.
  • Have the desire to work in a retail environment and the ability to provide excellent customer service to the public.
  • Have a 9th-grade reading comprehension level and 9th-grade math skills.
  • Be detail oriented, be able to change from one task to another, and work accurately and quickly.
  • Have efficient computer, telephone and study skills.
  • Pass a drug screen and background check prior to the start of the program.
  • Be able to lift up to 30 pounds and bend, stoop, stand for long periods of time.
  • Have close visual acuity.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required.

Pharmacy Tech Handout

Pharmacy Tech Handout PDF

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Luke stands outside a CVS pharmacy, wearing a Pharmacy Tech uniform.
Luke was the first DORS consumer to successfully complete WTC's Pharmacy Tech training program; he works at the CVS store on Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.

The mock CVS store at WTC.
Pharmacy Tech students complete some of the training at a mock CVS store and pharmacy at WTC.

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