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Become a skilled pharmacy technician.You'll be ready to help licensed pharmacists provide medicationand other health care products to patients.
Pharmacy technicians work 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.
This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information please visit
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:
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.
Financial Aid Office for information about how to pay for college.
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.
Looking to earn more? A career as a pharmacy technician can start you on the path to a great career in health care.