Community Pharmacy Technician Application (Pharmacy Tech Application)
Community Pharmacy Technicians work in chain or independent retail pharmacies under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. They perform duties such as processing prescription drug order, patient medication records 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 1228-hour supervised externship, for a total of 384 contact hours. It may be completed in one to two semesters by attending day, evening and specified online classes full time or in three or four semesters attending classes part-time.
Tuition is approximately $1851. Students are required to purchase textbooks and liability insurance, and will be subject to drug screening.
To work as a Pharmacy Technician in the State of Texas, individuals must pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board examination and complete registration to obtain a license through the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. Convicted felons may be ineligible.
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)||128|
|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