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Pharmacy Technician Certificate, CERT1


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(CIP 51.0805)

281-756-3805

Purpose: The Pharmacy Technician Level 1 Certificate is designed to prepare career-oriented persons to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. Once certified you will be able to work in a retail pharmacy.

Program Requirements:

  1. Unless a dual-enrolled high school student, a high school diploma or GED is required.
  2. Apply to Alvin Community College and fulfill the admission requirements.
  3. Not currently on suspension or academic probation at any college.
  4. Apply for the Pharmacy Technician program at https://www.alvincollege.edu/pharmacy-technician/index.html.
  5. Interview with the Program Director.
  6. Pass a background check and drug screen once you are accepted into the program (no felonies in the last 5 years or drug related convictions).
  7. All students are required to make a C or greater for all pharmacy technician courses.
  8. Apply and obtain “technician in training” through the Texas State Board of Pharmacy before taking Clinical I.
  9. Current immunizations required for Clinical I.
  10. CPR certification required for Clinical I.

Statutory law (Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 53) requires the Alvin Community College allied health programs to notify prospective applicants and future allied health professionals that once licensed, criminal behavior may result in loss of licensure.

Semester Credits: 16


Semester Credits: 13


Semester Credits: 4


Total Credits Required for Pharmacy Technician Certificate: 33


* 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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