Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

Get Started at MJC

Step 1: Apply Online
Step 2: Access your MJC Email 
Step 3: College Orientation 
Step 4: Assessment Testing 
Step 5: Education Plan
Step 6: Official Transcripts
Step 7: Apply for Financial Aid
Step 8: Register for Classes
Step 9: Pay Fees

Need help?

Contact the friendly Admissions Office staff if you have questions about adding or dropping classes, or filing for pass/no pass.

The Assessment Testing Office administers tests to help you select appropriate courses or satisfy pre-requisites.

International students should start by visiting our Information for International Students.

Modesto Junior College
All MJC East and West Campus classes are open. The following areas are closed: Pool, Men’s PE, Gym, Library. See information tent on East Campus for temporary class and library service locations.

Pharmacy Technician Program

Get Started on a New Career Pathway!

Become a Pharmacy Technician

 Pharmacy Technician Curriculum

The Program consists of over 620 hours of classroom and hands-on learning: 87 hours of simulated laboratory time and 340 hours of externship at various facilities.  Students must pass drug screen and background check to be placed in externship site.

Classes will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, to allow working students the opportunity to train for a new career.

Students will need to purchase a daily $2.00 parking pass of at any Day Pass Machine (DPM) available in most parking lots. Please click on Link for campus maps.

Spring 2018 Program will be TUITION FREE and will include:

  • All textbooks, lab coat, background check, drug screening, insurance and BLS certification.
  • National PTCB exam fees and National Pharmacy Tech Association membership fees.

Submitting an Application

Program Handout 2018

Steps in the Application Process:   

  • Math Test - # 1  (Math testing schedule TBA.  Applicants must attend information meeting to receiving details).  Math Study Guide
  • Reading Assessment - # 2
  • Background Check - # 3

Informational Meeting Date:
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: John Muir Hall, 260

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Application Process
Read and Meet
Requirements 

STEP #1

MATH REQUIREMENT:
    • Successful completion of math entrance exam
    • 90 minute exam - calculators allowed.
    • Prepare to show your photo I.D.
    • Review Math Study guide.  Sample test and answers are available (see below).
    • This math test will use Pharmaceutical Calculations (review pre-algebra - fractions, ratios, decimals, percentages).
    • Math Study Guide

STEP #2

READING REQUIREMENT:
    • Must take the MJC Reading Accuplacer test and place at Reading 82 or higher, OR 
    • Successfully complete Reading 82 or higher with a "C" or higher, OR
    • Possess an AA degree or higher from a U.S. College.

Please Note: Your application will not be accepted for recommendation unless you have met these requirements, so it is highly recommended that you complete the assessment testing promptly.
For assessment test information please visit the testing center website.

STEP #3

BACKGROUND CHECK:

You must successfully pass a background check to qualify to submit program application. Details will be provided at the informational meetings.

PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended the applicant complete Steps #1 and #2 before completing Step #3

  1. Obtain payment information from MJC staff
  2. Place Order
  3. Select program
  4. Click on Background check only
  5. Check you have read (twice)
  6. Fill in information
  7. Pay fees
  8. Submit background application

The required background check should take 3-5 business days. Once you are notified you have passed, complete your Pharmacy Technician application.                     

If you have questions, call (209) 575-7889.

 Program Directors
Amber Bargas, CPh.T.
Cassi Prosper, CPh.T.

Martha Rice

Program Specialist
Martha Rice 
209.575.6885
ricem@yosemite.edu

 

Resources
Top 10 Undergraduate Degrees on the Rise and the Decline

 

Program Faculty
Dr. Joe Avila
Amber Bargas, CPh.T.
Dr. Grant Breshears

Cassi Prosper, CPh.T.
Dr. Helen Spencer
Dr. Michael Spencer

 

CONTACT US:
Phone: (209)575-7889
Fax: 209-575-6922

LOCATION: 
MJC West Campus
Sierra Hall Building 255
2201 Blue Gum Avenue
Modesto, CA 95358

 

Fall/Spring Hours:
8am - 5pm (M-F)

Summer Hours:
7:30am - 5:30pm (M-TH)