Pharmacy Technician Programs Arlington, TX

Pharmacy technicians have a key role in the optimal operation of a pharmacy through their support of licensed pharmacists in the dispensing of prescription medication to customers and health professionals. As the role and responsibilities of licensed pharmacist expand to incorporate a more clinical role, pharmacy technicians will be called upon to manage the day to day operations, leaving pharmacists to practice to the full extent of their training. Well trained and certified pharmacy technicians are able to receive and transcribe prescriptions, gather patient data, perform inventory management, data entry, fill prescription forms, collect payments, and deliver medications. Apart from training, technicians must have excellent communication skills and be people and detailed oriented. Opportunities for technicians will continue to grow in response to the rise in chronic diseases that increases the need for prescription medications, health reform legislation, and the expanding role of pharmacists that requires greater attention to patient care activities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to rise at a rate of 20 percent between the years 2012 and 2022.

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CCI Training Center

CCI Training Center’s pharmacy technician program is one of the most comprehensive and practical preparation for prospective pharmacy technicians. Students receive personalized instruction both online and on campus through CCI’s small class sizes and use of state-of-the-art equipment. The curriculum covers a total of 784 clock hours or 26.5 credit hours. Required coursework include allied health math, pharmacology, CPR, fundamentals of pharmacy practice, compounding certification, phlebotomy, pharmacy calculations, medical law, ethics, and professionalism, sterile product certification, certification test prep, and externship. The training also includes technology training for technician which covers the use of computers for business and practice with common pharmacy management software application. The hands-on technology classes will give students the opportunity to enter patient information, prescriptions, nursing home data, tracking inventory, and label printing and application. Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion and be eligible to take the PTCB exam. The hybrid format program lets working students attend classes two days per week on campus and two days online. Day and evening schedules are available. Day students can complete the requirements in just 7 months. Career development and job placement assistance are available for all students.

Admission criteria:

  • Must meet an admission coordinator
  • Complete the personal information sheet
  • Attend an interview with the program director
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Submit official transcripts if transferring credits into the program

The program cost of $14,950 includes tuition, books, and registration. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

  • Website: https://www.ccitraining.edu/
  • Address: 770 E Road to Six Flags, Suite 140 Arlington, TX 76011
  • Phone: 817-592-9399
  • Email: info@cci-training.com

The University of Texas at Arlington- Health Careers Institute

The Health Careers Institute at the University of Texas offers pharmacy technician students the opportunity to prepare for a career in health through the highly interactive program. Students have access to the online community, 24X7 instructor support, supplement course material, student exercises, animated simulations, course videos, interactive labs, and opportunities for national and state certification. The curriculum covers 120 clock hours of training in the classroom plus 80 hours for the pharmacy externship. Course topics include the history of pharmacy and healthcare, types of pharmacies, drug regulation and control, routes and formulations, aseptic techniques, parenterals and compounding, basic biopharmaceutics, factors affecting drug activity, information and pharmacy resources, and inventory management and financial issues. Students also learn drug names and drug classes, brand names and generic drugs, basics of IV solutions, and pharmacy technician role and responsibilities. Graduates are prepared to take the PTCB exam to become nationally certified. The program is offered on a part-time schedule only. Classes meet Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Admission criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must pass a criminal background check and drug screen
  • Must be registered as a Tech in Training
  • Submit documentation of required immunization

The course fee of $4,500 includes textbooks, one lab coat, CPR certification, and professional liability insurance. Additional costs include immunizations, Tech-in-Training registration, application fee, fingerprint session, and PTCB exam.

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Teamwork Career Institute

Teamwork Career Institute facilitates a pharmacy technician review course to prepare students for success on the PTCB exam. The curriculum covers material from the three sections of the exam including prescription processing, pharmacy law, pharmaceutical calculations, drug classification, drug purchasing, non-sterile compounding, IV preparation, pharmacy procedures, safety, drug reference, and computer knowledge. Instructors prepare students through the use of reviews and practice tests. They also hone their time management, study, and test-taking strategies through practice exams. Feedback from instructors helps students strengthen their weak points. An optional externship provides opportunities to gain hands-on experience as students work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.

Admission criteria:

  • Provide proof of a government-approved photo ID, driver’s license, or birth certificate
  • Read, agree to, and sign the enrollment application and student handbook
  • Must be free from communicable diseases
  • Must be able to speak English fluently

A flexible payment plan is available for all students.

Tarrant County College – Trinity River Campus

Students enrolled in the pharmacy technician program at Tarrant County College will learn the fundamentals of community pharmacy technician principles and procedures. The program includes a clinical externship that provides students with hands-on experience in local pharmacies. The curriculum covers 312 hours including 80 hours for the pharmacy externship. Course modules include introduction to pharmacy technician, pharmacy law, pharmacotherapy and disease, drug classification, pharmacy mathematics, and pharmacy technician certification review. Graduates will be eligible to take the certification exam to become a Certificaed Pharmacy Technician.

Admission criteria:

  • Review the Information Session Presentation Slides
  • Submit copy of high school diploma, GED or high school equivalency
  • Submit applicable test scores – TABE
  • Submit official or unofficial college transcripts if applicable
  • Submit the information session completion certificate with the completed application or admission

The program is not eligible for financial aid.

Texas State – Continuing Education

The pharmacy technician program at Texas State – Continuing Education is delivered fully online. Students will learn federal and state laws that govern pharmacies as well as pharmacy ethics. Other topics include orientation to pharmacy, pharmacy law and ethics, pharmaceutical calculations, pharmacology, communication skills, insurance and inventory procedures, lab module, clinical rotations, and final exam. Students will have access to the online classes for 12 months. Graduates will be prepared to sit for the PTCE offered by the PTCB. They will also have the option to complete a 100+ hour externship at a national pharmacy chain. There are no prerequisites to take the course.

Admission criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have a computer and access to the internet

Tuition for the program is $2,495.

  • Website: https://www.txstate.edu/
  • Address: 302 ASB-North 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666-4616
  • Phone: 512-245-2507
  • Toll Free: 800-511-8656
  • Fax: 512-245-8934

UTA, Division of Continuing Education Division of Continuing Education

The pharmacy technician program at UTA is delivered fully online. Students will benefit from continuous instructor support and the flexibility to complete the program at their own pace. Course topics include orientation to pharmacy, pharmacy law and ethics, pharmaceutical calculations, pharmacology, communication skills, insurance and inventory procedures, lab module, clinical rotations, and final exam. Students will have access to the online classes for 12 months. Graduates will be prepared to sit for the PTCE offered by the PTCB. They will also have the option to complete a 100+ hour externship at a local Walgreens or CVS pharmacy. There are no prerequisites to take the course.

Admission criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have a computer and access to the internet

Tuition for the program is $2,495.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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