Pharmacy Technician

This is a 360-hour program whose coursework is based on competencies established by the Pharmacy Technician Coordinating Board. Upon completion of course work, you should be prepared to take the National Certification Examination.

Pharmacy technicians work with licensed pharmacists to provide medications and other health care products to patients. They usually perform routine tasks like counting tablets, labeling bottles and receiving prescriptions that they must verify and fill. Extended duties also include answering phones and following supply/inventory procedures as well as operating cash drawers.

Graduates of this program must meet state guidelines to sit for the certification exam and practice in a community pharmacy.

This program is offered in the spring and fall and is eligible for financial aid.

Admission Requirements

You are required to:

  • Pass a 9th grade level reading and math placement test
  • Complete a drug screen and criminal background check
  • Attend an orientation session
    • Call us at 817-515-1071 for the dates and times of upcoming orientation session.


  • PHRA-1001 Introduction to Pharmacy Technician
  • PRHA-1002 Pharmacy Law
  • PHRA-1004 Pharmacotherapy and Disease Process
  • PHRA-1005 Drug Classification
  • PHRA-1009 Pharmacy Mathematics
  • PHRA-1061 Clinical
  • PHRA-1091 Computerized Drug Delivery System


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Updated October 24, 2014


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