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Pharmacy Technician

Quick Program Facts

  • Number of courses: 6
  • Total hours:
    • 232 without clinical
    • 312 with clinical
  • Length of program:
    • 40 weeks without clinical
    • 48 weeks with clinical
  • Times offered: August and February
  • Accreditation: Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
  • Cost: $1,255
  • Financial aid: TPEG, TCC Foundation
  • Campus: Trinity River
  • Types of instruction: classroom and clinical instruction
  • Certificate: TCC Program Certificate (Marketable Skills)

Program Description

You will learn the fundamentals of community pharmacy technician principles and procedures.

The clinical phase will give you hands-on experience in area pharmacies. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Passing score on The Adult Basic Education (TABE) test, if applicable
  • Compliance with Texas State Board of Pharmacy regulations

Credentials in Detail

After successfully completing the program requirements, you will receive a TCC Certificate of Completion.

If you are interested in taking the certification exam, visit The Texas State Board of Pharmacy for information about the exam and testing sites.

Courses You Will Take

Check availability: Go to the Course Sections Offered by Term page and scroll down to Continuing Education Terms.

How to Apply

  1. Download, print, and fill out the application.
    • Application will be posted on March 18, 2019.
  2. Gather the required supporting documents:
    • Photo identification (e.g., driver’s license or passport)
    • Social Security card or verification letter from Homeland Security
    • High school diploma or GED or high school transcript with graduation date
    • College degree or transcripts (official or unofficial)
    • If you do not have original documents, the program coordinator must approve the document(s) you submit.
  3. Submit your completed application and supporting documents in person.
  4. Register for class.
    • Once you have been accepted, you may register for Pharmacy Technician courses.

Additional Accommodations

If you need to request accommodations, please call us at 817-515-1071.



Trinity River Campus

Community & Industry Education Services
Artrese Hartman

Updated February 21, 2019