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Are you a detail-oriented person who likes to make sure everything is correct? Would you enjoy working with all kinds of people in a job that’s different every day? Are you ready to train for a high-demand job in the health care industry?
Richland College offers a comprehensive, noncredit Pharmacy Technician program that prepares you to succeed in the licensing exam and in your future career.
Looking for a quick overview of the Pharmacy Technician program? Take a look at Pharmacy Technician at a Glance for a short summary of what a pharmacy technician does and the degrees and certificates offered by the colleges of DCCCD.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health-related occupations will add the most new jobs to the economy through 2022. Job growth in all medical fields is largely due to the aging population as well as more people accessing services because of health care reform. More pharmacy technicians will be needed to work with the increased amount of prescription medicine being used.
Pharmacy technician is among U.S. News and World Report’s top 10 “Best Health Care Jobs” and as well as one of its top 100 jobs overall.
Richland College offers one of only two Pharmacy Technician certificate programs in north central Texas accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). This noncredit, fast-track program takes about eight months to complete, or about a year with the required externship clinical rotation (an externship is an internship that is done without pay).
Richland’s noncredit Pharmacy Technician program offers these options:
To practice in Texas, all pharmacy technicians are required to pass the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam and gain registration with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy as a certified pharmacy technician.