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Pharmacy Technician Certificate

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Certificate


TVCC’s pharmacy technician program offers a cooperative arrangement with area hospitals, retail and mail order, and long term care pharmacies. Students will learn how to prepare medications, prepare non-sterile compounded products as well as sterile compounded products, provide customer service, maintain patient profiles, assist the pharmacist with medication therapy management and facilitate insurance claims. The certificate program is designed to provide understanding, proficiency, and specific skills in the field of pharmacy technology. 

Students must register with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy as an ACTIVE pharmacy technician-trainee after admission into the program.

Students will be eligible to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination that is administered by the Pharmacy Technicians Certification Board (PTCB) at the completion of all courses in the program. Students enrolled in the program will also become certified in the preparation of intravenous admixtures.

The program curriculum is a balance of approved didactic, simulated lab and practicum/clinical courses which offer the student an opportunity for educational development as well as occupational competence during the program.


NOTE: Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining pharmacy technician certifications.

While applicants with a criminal history are not disqualified from taking the certifying exam, a candidate may be disqualified for PTCB Certification upon the disclosure or discovery of:

  • Criminal conduct involving the candidate;
  • State Board of Pharmacy registration or licensure action involving the candidate;
  • Violation of a PTCB Certification Policy, including but not limited to the Code of Conduct (available on PTCB website)

PTCB reserves the right to investigate criminal background, verify candidate eligibility and deny certification to any individual. Once certified, PTCB CPhTs must report any felony conviction, drug or pharmacy-related violations, or State Board of Pharmacy action taken against their license or registration at the occurrence and at the time of recertification, to PTCB for review.




For additional information regarding the application/selection process for the Pharmacy Technician program, contact TVCC’s continuing and workforce education department at     903-675-6212.

This program is NOT designed to transfer.





MDCA 1313

Medical Terminology


NURA 1407

Body Systems



Total Semester Hours




 First Semester

PHRA 1202

Pharmacy Law


PHRA 1201

Introduction to Pharmacy


PHRA 1205

Drug Classification


PHRA 1309

Pharmaceutical Mathematics I


PHRA 1313

Community Pharmacy Practice


PHRA 1349

Institutional Pharmacy Practice



Total Semester Hours




 Second Semester

PHRA 1345

Compounding Sterile Preparations


PHRA 1441

Pharmacy Drug Therapy & Trtmt


PHRA 1243

Pharmacy Tech Certification Rev


PHRA 1360

Clinical Pharmacy Tech/Assistant



Total Semester Hours






A grade of C or better is required in all PHRA courses in order to remain in the program.


Posted Date:
5/29/2018 8:34:46 AM