American Apprenticeship Initiative Program

American Apprenticeship Initiative Progr​am

Our Community Pharmacy Technician program has partnered with the Department of Labor for an Apprenticeship program to meet the high demand for pharmacy technicians in the DFW Metropolitan area.

What does a Pharmacy Technician Do?

Pharmacy Technicians assist pharmacists and interact with patients in person (retail). Techs maintain patient's profiles and various prescriptions from health care providers. Technicians are also responsible for maintaining stock and keeping an accurate inventory of prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Here's How it Works

  • Learn An apprenticeship starts with pre-apprentice classroom-based instruction and unpaid externship hours in a community pharmacy.
  • Earn Enter into a paid apprenticeship period during which an individual fulfills on-the-job training requirements and learns valuable, practical experience.
  • Succeed! To complete an apprenticeship, a person must complete pre-apprenticeship classroom instruction, externship, and all required on-the-job apprenticeship hours.

Tuition and expenses are covered by the Apprenticeship Grant for the Community Pharmacy Program:

  • Community Pharmacy Pre-Apprenticeship (for individuals not currently PTCB Certified)
  • 14 weeks of classroom-based instruction, 4 weeks of pre-apprenticeship externship in a community pharmacy location, then paid apprenticeship hours.

Contact Us

Richland College
Continuing Education and Workforce Training
Adrienne Hopkins
Grant Program Coordinator
Continuing Education and Workforce Training
Brenita Jackson
Enrollment Service Representative
Continuing Education and Workforce Training
Dena Hayes
Program Services (Extern) Coordinator
Continuing Education and Workforce Training