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.

A Look Inside Pharmacy Technician

Would you like training that is in high demand that may be completed in as little as one semester?

The Pharmacy Technician program at Dallas College might be the answer. Pharmacy Technicians work under the supervision of a registered and licensed pharmacist.

They perform duties such as processing prescription drug orders, issuing medications to patients, inventory management, and compounding non-sterile medications.

As a student at Dallas College, you'll have access to knowledgeable faculty, small and interactive classes, multicultural environments, and beautiful facilities.

Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam, making you one step closer to becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician. If this certification sounds like a fit for you, visit our website for more information.

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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. 

For more information please visit dallascollege.edu/hb1508.

 

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
61%66%59%67%68%67%60%62%52%
National68%71%61%68%68%72%69%70%60%
 
 
 

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