Community Pharmacy Technician
Community Pharmacy Technician Application (Pharmacy Tech Application)
Community Pharmacy Technicians work in chain or independent retail pharmacies under the supervision of a registered and licensed pharmacist. They perform duties such as processing prescription drug orders, patient medication record maintenance, issuing medications to patients, inventory management and compounding non-sterile medications.
Length & Cost of Training
The program consists of 256 hours of classroom and laboratory instruction and a 128-hour supervised externship. This program’s course work can be completed in one semester, with the clinical externship registration and completion in the following semester by attending classes on a full time basis. Tuition is $1851. Students are required to purchase textbooks, Texas State Board of Pharmacy registration and finger-printing fees. Required liability insurance.is now included in the tuition for the clinical externship.
To work as a pharmacy technician in the State of Texas, all pharmacy technicians are required to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam and complete a registration process through the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. Convicted felons may be ineligible.
- High school diploma or High School Senior or GED (diplomas from outside the U.S. are permissible)
- Completed application packet
- Documentation or assessment of computer skills – Windows, MS Office
- Documentation or assessment of entry-level academic skills in reading & writing. Minimum Math requirements include basic Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra.
- Personal interview
Community Track Courses
|Introduction to Pharmacy (PHRA 1001)||64|
|Pharmaceutical Math I (PHRA 1009)||48|
|Community Pharmacy Practice (PHRA 1013)||64|
|Pharmacology for Technicians (PHRA 1005)||64|
|Pharmacy Insurance and Customer Service (PHRA 1008)||16|
|Clinical: Pharmacy Technician/Assistant (PHRA 1060)|
|To Get Started: Students must register as a technician trainee with Texas State Board of Pharmacy, attend an orientation session, obtain the Signature of the Program Coordinator and purchase liability insurance prior to registering for the clinical experience.|
*Course offerings vary by semester