SVCTE - Pharmacy Technician

Company Overview

We are a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) high school program offering 28 courses (21 of which are UC “a-g” approved) that prepare students for college and future careers.

The program is free for qualified 11th & 12th grade students who are curious about a specific career path. Classes are offered at an off-site campus with high tech classrooms and industry expert teachers.

Job Shadow Description

Pharmacy Technician Class

California industry research estimates that Pharmacy Technician employment is expected to increase by 18.5% or 5800 new jobs by year 2022. This is due to the expansion of retail pharmacies, the need to replace workers who retire or transfer and the increase in pharmaceutical needs of a larger and older population. Pharmacy Technicians work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. They accept prescriptions and refills, assist customers, verify medication information, create labels for packages, prepare medications and manage inventory control of medications and supplies, and record information and data on patient profiles.

Class Benefits

30 high school credits earned for the year

Equivalency credits in English, math and science may be available

Training preparation for a job as a pharmacy clerk

Preparation to pursue further education in other pharmacy technician programs.

6 students will be allowed in class in the morning & 6 can attend in the afternoon class. 

AM students - leave high school by bus at 6:50am for 7:30 class and return to high school by 10am.

PM students - leave high school by bus at 11:50am for 12:30pm class and return to high school by 3:30pm.


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Host Details


Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE)


760 Hillsdale Avenue, Bldg. 800, San Jose, CA 95136

No lunch provided.

12 of 12 positions available


7:30 AM to 9:30 AM


Room 803


Your school ID and emergency information (if necessary). Transportation to and from SVCTE is provided by yellow bus from the high school. It picks up by the corner of Church Street. The bus will leave promptly at 6:50. Bring your own snack.


Follow your normal school dress code.