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Interested in Working as a Pharmacy Technician?

Submitted by on March 9, 2021 – 8:16 pm

Northern Essex Community College is recruiting students now for a free three-week Certified Pharmacy Technician Training Program, that begins on June 1.

The program includes 60 hours of online instruction, as well as an optional 80-hour externship. Graduates are prepared to take the pharmacy technician certification examination and to work under a registered pharmacist in a hospital, home infusion center, or pharmacy.

Classes are held Monday through Friday from 10 to noon and an additional two hours of self-directed study is required each day.

This program is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s Training Resources and Internship Network (TRAIN) grant program, which is designed to support long-term unemployed, under-employed and new entrant adult workers who seek to enter/renter the workforce and address workforce shortages.

For more information or to enroll in the program, contact Della Khoury, CPhT, Pharmacy Technician Program director,

Northern Essex Community College has campuses in both Haverhill and Lawrence. It offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs as well as hundreds of noncredit courses designed for personal enrichment and career growth.  Each year, more than 5,000 students are enrolled in credit associate degree and certificate programs on the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses; and another 2,600 take noncredit workforce development and community education classes on campus, and at businesses and community sites across the Merrimack Valley.  For more information, visit the website at or call 978-556-3700.

NECC’s Center for Corporate & Community Education offers noncredit business, professional, career, and personal development courses as well as professional certificates and computer training for individuals and companies looking for cutting-edge skills, by providing the training that is most needed in today’s workforce. For more information email or call 978-659-1200 or visit us online