Pharmacy Technician Program Information

The Pharmacy Technician Course is a 14 week program of instruction prepares individuals for entry-level jobs as a Pharmacy Technician in retail and institutional settings. Graduates may find employment with local community pharmacies, hospitals, retail pharmacies, mail-order drug companies, and insurance companies. Students will learn to prepare prescription orders under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, perform applicable pharmacy calculations, and comply with federal and state regulatory agency laws and regulations. Upon completion of this program students will be able to perform all the duties required in any pharmacy practice setting. Students are also prepared to take the certification exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). The program consists of 84 hours of lecture and lab, followed by an 120 hour externship in a local pharmacy setting. The externship is included in the cost of the course and is set up by NCP staff.

Spring 2014
Start Date: March 17, 2014
End Date: June 23, 2014
Days/Times: Mondays, 6-9PM
                    Wednesdays, 6-9PM
Location: TAMIU Grounds
Registration Fee: $4,495
Early Registration Discount: $4,295
Early Registration Deadline: February 28, 2014
Regular Registration Deadline:March 7, 2014

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Session 1, Orientation
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Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Understand the practice of pharmacy

  • Identify and understand the regulatory agencies and laws that affect the practice of pharmacy

  • Recognize and process drug orders in both retail and institutional environments

  • Describe the process for bringing new drugs to market through the NDA process

  • Describe the naming of drug products and the patent process

  • Understand the use of the patient profile and hospital charts in drug use and patient monitoring

  • Order, maintain, and control pharmacy inventory including the disposition of expired or recalled medications

  • Identify and understand the differences required in handling controlled substances and their drug orders

  • Demonstrate proficiency in pharmacy calculations involved in the practice of pharmacy

  • Demonstrate sterile product compounding and aseptic techniques

  • Discuss pharmacology and the concept of pharmacological classes of medications

  • Discuss pharmacokinetics and factors that can affect drug kinetics

  • Demonstrate ability to engage in the administrative duties of the pharmacy

  • Identify and understand the ways pharmacy technician support the pharmacist in the performance of their duties

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam

  • Understand and apply pharmacy math.

For more information about the Pharmacy Technician field and the national certification examination, visit

Funding for Courses:
Sallie Mae Career Training LoanSM
The Career Training LoanSM has been designed specifically to help you finance your education or training and offers hundreds of dollars in savings over other financing options. It can be used for distance learning or other continuing education programs to cover the total cost of education and related expenses, and loan applications can often be completed within minutes.
No refunds to Sallie Mae Loans after the start of class.

Workforce Investment Act
Some students may qualify for federal funding through the Workforce Investment Act program.
This grant targets unemployed and underemployed workers, although various factors are
considered when awarding funding. To find out if you are eligible for this grant, please contact
your local Workforce Connection office for more information.
Workforce Solutions for South Texas,1701 E. Hillside Road,Laredo, Texas 78044
Phone: 956-722-3973


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