JVS students holding Pharmacy Technician Training Program certificates of completion

Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Are you interested in a promising career in the high-demand healthcare field?

This February, we are offering a Free Training program to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician with a guaranteed externship placement at one of our participating externship partners: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, CVS, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, South Shore Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, and Walgreens. Upon successful completion of the program and externship, JVS will assist you in getting a job in the Boston area in the retail or hospital sector.

Program Overview:

  • Dates: February 3, 2020 – May 1,2020
  • Length of Training: 12 weeks, full-time
  • This is not a paid training program; it is a FREE program
  • Students will prepare to pass the National Pharmacy Technician Training Exam: PTCE

Students will build an understanding of the responsibilities required of a Pharmacy Technician and will take classes in:

  • Pharmacy Mathematics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacy Law
  • Pharmacy Basics
  • Professional Communication
  • Professional Development

Job Placement:

JVS provides individualized job placement services with a retail or hospital employer upon successful completion of the training program with a 100% placement rate every program cycle, for the past 3 years.


  • Fluent or Strong English skills
  • Must have a desire to work as a Pharmacy Technician for a retail or hospital location in Boston
  • HS Diploma or equivalent required, and must be 18+ years
  • All applicants will be required to participate in a CORI, background and drug screening
  • Potential candidates must commit to attend all classes and externship shifts
  • Be a good listener who is also detail oriented
  • Eager to seek growth opportunities and have a strong work ethic

How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates must attend an information session in order to apply for the program.
  • Information sessions take place every Tuesday at 10am at JVS’s main office (75 Federal St, 3rd floor, Boston, MA).
  • Click here to find an upcoming information session.
  • We recommend completing registration form (click on the Register Now button below) as your first step in the registration process. 
    (Note: you may attend an info session regardless of whether you have submitted the registration form).


For more information, please contact: traininginfo@jvs-boston.org