Pharmacy Technician

Become a skilled pharmacy technician. You'll be ready to help licensed pharmacists provide medication
and 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 c​ompounding non-sterile medications.

Pharmacy Tec​hnician Training (CE Skills Award)

Courses Required:

  • PHRA 1049 - Institutional Pharmacy Practice
  • PHRA 1001 - Introduction to Pharmacy
  • PHRA 1013 - Community Pharmacy Practice
  • PHRA 1005 - Drug Classification
  • PHRA 1009 - Pharmaceutical Math I

​​Important: Check the CE schedule​ to verify if and when the class is currently being offered.


HB 1508 Notice

This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. 

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Licensure & Certification

To practice in Texas, all pharmacy technicians are required to pass the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam and gain registration with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy as a certified pharmacy technician.

Texas is one of several states in which pharmacy technician registration and certification are required. Texas also requires completion of a training program, usually administered by the pharmacist-in-charge at a pharmacy or through a self-study resource. While formal education in a community, career or technical college is not currently required, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board will begin requiring it in 2020.

Licensure and certification costs are not included in tuition cost.

Program Performance Information for Richland Campus

PTCE performance shown in percentage of questions answered correctly by knowledge domain:

RegionMedication Order Entry and Fill ProcessMedication SafetyPharmacology for TechniciansPharmacy Billing and ReimbursementPharmacy Information System Usage and ApplicationPharmacy Inventory ManagementPharmacy Law and RegulationsPharmacy Quality AssuranceSterile and Non Sterile Compounding
Richland Campus

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