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Pharmacy Technician, Community (Retail)

Become a skilled pharmacy technician.
You'll be ready to help licensed pharmacists provide medication
and other health care products to patients.

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.

HB 1508 Notice

This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information please visit dcccd.edu/hb1508.

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The first step to starting your career as a Pharmacy Technician is enrolling in the Community Pharmacy Program. This is the first of two programs offered for the Pharmacy Technician Profession at the Richland campus. The Community Section prepares students for entry-level retail pharmacy positions. The program offers:

  • Cohorts start 3 times a year (Summer, Spring, Fall)
  • Mock Pharmacy simulations for Lab Practice
  • Day and evening classes
  • Personal and Professional development
  • Career and Resume mentoring
  • Externships with local retail pharmacies
  • Review and mock practice test for PTCE
  • Grant programs and apprenticeships

Visit the Pharmacy Technician Institutional program page for details of the second section.

If you're currently a registered and certified pharmacy technician, visit the IV Certification page for class details and requirements.

Visit the Financial Aid Office for information about how to pay for college.

American Apprenticeship Initiative Program

Our Community Pharmacy Technician program has partnered with the Department of Labor for an Apprenticeship program to meet the high demand for pharmacy technicians in the DFW Metropolitan area.

Learn More about American Apprenticeship Initiative Program

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Richland College

Continuing Education and Workforce Training


Edmund Tamakloe
Allied Health

 
 

Looking to earn more? A career as a pharmacy technician can start you on the path to a great career in health care.