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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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.

Contact Us

North Lake College

Continuing Education
  • A405
  • 972-273-3360
  • 972-273-3378 (fax)


 
Sheral Phillips
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.