Jul 18, 2024  

Pharmacy Technician, A.A.S.

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(CIP 51.0805)


Purpose: The Pharmacy Technician Program offers a 2-year curriculum to prepare individuals for an allied health career working in a pharmacy. The program prepares you to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. Once certified, you will be able to work in retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, and specialty pharmacies.

Program Requirements:

  1. Have a high school diploma or GED.
  2. Apply to Alvin Community College and fulfill the admission requirements.
  3. TSI (Texas Success Initiative) requirement satisfied as determined by ACC’s testing and placement policies.
  4. Not currently on suspension or academic probation at any college.
  5. Apply to the Pharmacy Technician program at https://www.alvincollege.edu/pharmacy-technician/index.html.
  6. Interview with the Program Director.
  7. Pass a background check and drug screen (no felonies in the past 5 years or drug related convictions).
  8. All students are required to make a C or greater for all pharmacy technician courses.
  9. Apply and obtain “technician in training” card through the Texas State Board of Pharmacy before taking clinical courses.
  10. Current immunizations required for clinical rotation.
  11. CPR certification required for clinical rotation.

First Year

Semester Credits: 15

Semester Credits: 14

Semester Credits: 9

Second Year

Semester Credits: 15

Second Semester

Semester Credits: 7

Total Credits Required for A.A.S. Pharmacy Technician Degree: 60

+ Denotes core requirement. Speak with Department Chair or Pathways Advisor for proper course selection.

* Capstone Course

Statutory law (Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 53) requires the Alvin Community College nursing and allied health programs to notify prospective applicants and future healthcare professionals a licensing/credentialing authority may suspend or revoke a license/credential, disqualify a person from receiving a license/credential, or deny to a person the opportunity to take a licensing/credentialing examination on the grounds that the person has been convicted of certain criminal behavior.

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