Pharmacy Technician Classes Dallas, Texas

Pharmacy technicians and pharmacy technician trainees must be registered with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy before they begin working. The board is the agency that governs the licensing and registration of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacies within the state. According to regulations, pharmacists must provide technicians and trainees with initial training at the onset of employment. Formal training is not a requirement to work as a pharmacy technician in Texas. However, many individuals desirous of moving up this career path enroll in formal pharmacy tech programs in order to prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam, which is a requirement for registering as a Pharmacy Technician in Texas. Certified pharmacy technicians typically earn more than their non-certified counterparts.

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Richland College

The pharmacy technician program at Richland College is offered in two parts. The first is the Community Pharmacy Program, which prepares students for entry-level retail pharmacy positions. Students will have access to mock pharmacy simulations and lab practice, career and resume mentoring, personal and professional development classes, externships at local retail pharmacies, and preparation for the PTCE. New students are admitted three times a year. Day and evening schedules are available. The Institutional Pharmacy technician program follows the Community Pharmacy module. It prepares students for employment in a hospital pharmacy and is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. This option is available to graduates of the Community Pharmacy program and can be completed in two semesters. The training includes the use of IV hoods for hands-on sterile compounding practice, Crash Cards and Pyxis Machines for hospital practices, practice in multiple pharmacy settings, and externships in various hospitals.

Admission criteria:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Attend an admissions interview
  • Pass a background check
  • Must register as a pharmacy technician trainee with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy

Tuition for the training is $1851 not including textbooks, fingerprinting fees and Board of Pharmacy registration. Tuition includes mandatory liability insurance.

  • Website: https://www.richlandcollege.edu/cd/ce/cepgms/health/pages/pharmacy-technician-retail.aspx
  • Address: 12800 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX, 75243 US
  • Phone: (972) 238-6100
  • Email: rlcce@dcccd.edu

CCI Training Center

The dual Pharmacy Technician and Lab Procedures program at CCI Training Center prepares students for two professions in one program. The 772-clock hour training may be completed in 7 months. Over the course of the 652 class hours, students cover modules such as computer fundamentals, certification test preparation, office communications, CPR, Allied Health math, anatomy and physiology, medical law and ethics, pharmacy calculations, fundamentals of pharmacy practice, pharmacology, sterile products, compounding certification, phlebotomy, and career development. Courses are completed both online and on campus. At the conclusion of the theoretical component, students participate in a clinical externship at an approved facility. The entire program is 29.0 credit hours. Upon completion of the program, students can apply for the PTCB exam and obtain certification. Graduates can seek employment as a Pharmacy Technician or Phlebotomist.

Admission criteria:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Pass a urine drug screen
  • Obtain a clear background check
  • Must register as a pharmacy technician trainee with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy

Tuition is $13,600 plus $1,179 for books and supplies.

Texas Career Institute

The Pharmacy Technician Program at TCI Career Institute covers fourteen weeks of training. During this time, students learn to prepare prescription orders, calculate dosages, update inventory, place orders, calculate payments, process insurance claims, and differentiate between generic and brand name drugs under the supervision of a licensed Pharmacist. Graduates of the program have the information they need to pass the PTCB exam and excel on the job.

Admission criteria:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Pass a urine drug screen
  • Must register as a pharmacy technician trainee with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy
  • Obtain a clear background check

Financial aid is available for this program.

  • Website: http://tcidallas.com/
  • Address: 3302 N. Buckner Blvd Ste. 116 Dallas TX 75228
  • Phone: (214) 275-9600

Remington College

The Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program at Remington College covers training in the field of pharmacy to prepare students for entry-level employment in various pharmacy settings including retail, institutional and mail-order pharmacies. The curriculum includes theory and practical instruction. Course topics include Career Development Fundamentals, Written Communication, Social Psychology, General Psychology, Speech Communication, Introduction to Algebra Part I and II, Health Science Essentials, Health Science Business Procedures, Law, Ethics, and Therapeutic Communication, Pharmacy Practice, Dosage Calculations, Therapeutics and Pharmacy Law, Therapeutics and Medical safety, Pharmacy Technical Externship, Sterile Products and Quality Assurance, Extemporaneous Compounding and Inventory Management, and Capstone and Certification Preparation. Students will participate in a 200-hour externship at the conclusion of the program. The duration of the program is 49 weeks for full-time students. The externship is open to students who complete all the courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Graduates will receive a Diploma in Pharmacy Technician.

Admission criteria:

  • Applicants will be subject to one or more background check
  • Pass a drug screen
  • Must register as a pharmacy technician trainee with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED

Tuition for the program is $21,045.

Asher College

Asher College’s Pharmacy Technician program trains students for a rewarding career in the field of pharmacy. The team of dedicated instructors covers hands-on training and support. They will also prepare students for success on the PTCE administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Other areas of study include HIPAA, Federal and State Regulations, filling prescriptions under the supervision of a pharmacist, use of software application relevant to the pharmacy, brand name and generic medications, classification and drugs and scheduled drugs, pharmacy billing software. Course modules include Microsoft Office Essentials, Career Success, Typing Fundamentals, Medical Terminology, Pharmacy Practice Essentials, Pharmacy Technology, Pharmacy Law and Ethics, Advanced Career Development, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Calculations, and Advanced Pharmacy Practice. Day, evening and weekend schedules are available. The duration of the program is 39 weeks.

Admission criteria:

  • Must submit to a background check
  • Pass a urine drug screen
  • Must register as a pharmacy technician trainee with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy to participate in the pharmacy externship
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED

Tuition for the program is $17,450. Books and supplies are additional.

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North Lake College

The pharmacy technician program at Richland College is offered in two parts. The first is the Community Pharmacy Program, which prepares students for entry-level retail pharmacy positions. Students will have access to mock pharmacy simulations and lab practice, career and resume mentoring, personal and professional development classes, externships at local retail pharmacies, and preparation for the PTCE. New students are admitted three times a year. Day and evening schedules are available. The Institutional Pharmacy technician program follows the Community Pharmacy module. It prepares students for employment in a hospital pharmacy and is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. This option is available to graduates of the Community Pharmacy program and can be completed in two semesters. The training includes use of IV hoods for hands-on sterile compounding practice, Crash Cards and Pyxis Machines for hospital practices, practice in multiple pharmacy settings, and externships in various hospitals.

Admission criteria:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Attend an admissions interview
  • Pass a background check
  • Must register as a pharmacy technician trainee with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy

Licensure and certification costs are not included in the cost. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Global Health Education Network

The Pharmacy Technician Certificate program at Global Health Education Network prepares students for employment in a hospital, community or home care pharmacy. The curriculum covers 96 contact hours of theory and practical instruction. Course topics include medical and pharmaceutical terminology, drug classification, packaging and labeling, pharmacy mathematics, unit dosage and solution preparation, aseptic compounding and parenteral IV admixture operations, record keeping, and drug distribution systems. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to perform the duties and responsibilities of Institutional Pharmacy Technician with a ethical and legal guidelines of the profession, understand and use pharmaceutical terms, abbreviations and symbols, explain the general chemistry and physical properties of drugs in manufacturing and packaging operations, perform aseptic compounding and parenteral admixture operations, have a working knowledge of drug dosages, routes of administration, and dosage forms, perform record keeping functions associated with dispensing prescriptions, and conduct calculations for dosage determinations and solutions preparations. The duration of the program is 12 weeks. Graduates will be prepared to take the PTCB exam to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician.

Admission criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years old to enroll in the program
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Obtain a satisfactory TB skin test
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Pass a criminal background check and fingerprinting
  • Have a valid CPR card
  • Submit to a drug screen
  • Provide a valid photo ID to validate age
  • Register as a pharmacy technician trainee with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy

Tuition for the program is $999. Books and supplies are an additional $150.

Tarrant County College

The pharmacy technician program at Tarrant County College awards an Occupational Skills Certificate and covers 232 to 311 contact hours. Students who complete the clinical experience will participate in a total of 312 certificate hours and those who opt out of the clinical will cover 232 certificate hours. The program is accredited by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. It will cover the fundamentals of community pharmacy technician principles and procedures. Courses include Introduction to Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Law, Pharmacotherapy and Disease, Drug Classification, Pharmacy Mathematics, and Pharmacy Technician Certification Review. Students will learn the role and responsibility of the pharmacy technician, how to identify brand name and generic drugs, the chemistry of drugs and their effect on the body, packaging and labeling medications, dosage calculations including unit dosages, the legal and ethical standards that govern practice, dispensing medications, and pharmacy terminology including abbreviations and symbols. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the PTCB exam.

Admission criteria:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Obtain a passing score on The Adult Basic Education (TABE) test
  • Comply with Texas State Board of Pharmacy regulations
  • Pass a criminal background check – to participate in the pharmacy externship
  • Must register as a pharmacy technician trainee with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy to participate in the pharmacy externship
  • Submit to a drug screen

Financial aid is available for continuing education students. Tuition assistance is also available through scholarships and grants.

Concorde Career College

Concorde Career College’s Pharmacy Technician program employs both theory and practical training to teach medication preparation, medication orders and reviews, distribution and storage, and drug-use review. Students will learn how to assist pharmacists with the distribution of medication in community and institutional pharmacies. The program is 21 semester credit hours. It includes 240 hours of theory, 192 hours in the skills lab, and 230 hours for the pharmacy externship. Course titles are Career Path Success A, Career Path Success B, Career Path Success C, Career Path Success E, Introduction to Pharmacy Practice Lab, Pharmacology I Lab, Pharmacology II Lab, Compounding and Aseptic Techniques Lab, Introduction to Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacology I, Pharmacology II, Compounding and Aseptic Techniques, Externship I, and Externship II. Students will apply the knowledge learned in the classroom in a work setting, such as community and institutional pharmacies. The duration of the program is 6 months.

Admission criteria:

  • Attend a personal interview and campus tour
  • Complete the required admissions documentation including the Enrollment Agreement and disclosures
  • Take and pass the entrance assessments. Candidates must pass the Wonderlic SLE with a score of 10 or greater
  • Provide proof of graduating from an institution providing secondary education
  • Must be a citizen, permanent resident or eligible non-citizen of the United States
  • Submit a health certificate and immunizations
  • Complete a criminal background check
  • Register with Texas State Board of Pharmacy as a pharmacy technician trainee before beginning the externship

The tuition for the program is $13,900. The cost of books and supplies is not included.

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