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- Certified Nurse Aide
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- EKG Technician
- Healthcare Analytics
- Medication Aide
- Medication Aide Update
- Patient Care Technician
- Pharmacy Technician
Workforce Development and Continuing Education
1900 John Arden Drive
Waxahachie, TX 75165
COURSE TITLES: PHRA 1001-Foundations of Pharmacy, PHRA 1005-Drug Classification and Uses for Pharmacy Technicians, PHRA 1013-Community Pharmacy Practice for Technicians, PHRA 1060-Clincal Externship in the Community Pharmacy Setting
LENGTH: 208 hybrid classroom/lab hours and 100 externship hours (Approximately 16 weeks)
COST: $1,832 Tuition + $129 Fee. Fee covers one certification exam. (does NOT include supplies & textbook)
A Pharmacy Technician works closely with a pharmacist to ensure the health and safety of their patients. They locate, dispense, pack, and label a prescribed medication for a patient that is then reviewed for accuracy by a pharmacist before dispensed to the patient. They might also help pharmacists with administrative tasks such as processing insurance claims, tracking inventory, and filing paperwork.
Instruction emphasizes the practical application of pharmacy mathematics, pharmaceutical terminology, drug packaging and labeling, dosage preparation, inventory systems and management, and customer service. Students must complete online activities and attend in person lecture and lab. Upon successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician program, students will receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to sit for both the National Healthcareers Association (NHA) Certified Pharmacy Technician exam (CPhT) as well as the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam.
NOTE: This program is hybrid. It is a blend of in-person lecture and lab plus additional mandatory online material that all students must complete. Students must have reliable computer and internet access to complete the online content outside of scheduled classroom time.
PROCESS TO APPLY
Download and complete the Pharmacy Technician Application Packet. Follow instructions in the packet to collect and submit all required documentation.
For more information, contact the Continuing Education Coordinator at (972) 923-6463 or send us an email.
Download Pharmacy Technician Application Packet
See which states this program meets licensure/certification requirements
Notice to Students Regarding Licensing – Criminal History
Effective September 1st 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify you a potential or enrolled student that a criminal history may make you ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential certification prior to registration or during the program.
This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense. Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.
The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements. https://www.pharmacy.texas.gov/