The Pharmacy Technician Program is designed to teach students the fundamentals of being a pharmacy technician. This class introduces students to various pharmacy practice settings and covers drug classes, basic physiology, drug interactions, daily pharmacy operations and pharmacy calculations. Because on-the-job training is a critical part of the educational process, this program also includes a 48-hour externship in which students get hands-on experience working in a pharmacy. The program trains individuals to effectively assist in pharmaceutical preparations and complete daily required tasks in any pharmacy environment.

Prerequisites: Proof of High School Diploma or GED, acceptable criminal background, state required immunizations and Healthcare Admission Application prior to externship in hospital setting.

"For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.”


Location: Sadler Center                                        

Instructor: TBA


2496 PHRA1001 (01181T)               63 hrs.
10/22-1/14          M/W                     6-9:30pm
(Class will not meet 11/19, 11/21, 12/17, 12/19, 12/24, or 12/28)
4405 PHRA1091 (01182T)               42 hrs.
1/16-4/3               M/W                     6-9:30pm
(Class will not meet on 1/21 or 2/25-3/27 due to offsite clinical training.)
4406 PHRA1060 (01182T)               48 hrs.
2/25-3/29            M/T/W/R/F        8am-5pm
$2,445 (textbooks & codebooks are not included)

For any questions please contact 979-230-3600.

Pharmacy Technician Program Packet