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Pharmacy Technician Program at Collin College



 What is a pharmacy technician?

A pharmacy technician is an essential member of the pharmacy team who fills important roles in pharmacies across practice settings, including community, hospital/health system, ambulatory care, military, compounding, online, veterinary, and more. Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a pharmacist.

Why do I want to become a Pharmacy Technician?

Excellent opportunities exist in DFW area and throughout the United States for qualified pharmacy technicians, in both hospital and other pharmacy-practice settings. The median annual wage for pharmacy technicians was $31,750 in May 2017. and as of April 2021 it has jumped to $35,019. There are many opportunities for advancement and professional growth.

Pharmacy Technician Skills & Duties

  •  Accurately prepare and distribute patient medications.
  •  Perform calculations.
  •  Prepare sterile medicines including those used to treat cancer.
  •  Collect accurate patient information.
  •  Process third party billing claims and assist with prior authorization completion.
  •  Work directly with patients to obtain medication histories and reconciliation.
  •  Assist in the management of investigational drug studies.
  •  Use technology to help maintain accurate patient records, medication inventory, and orders.
  •  Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

Student with a pharmacist

Program Perks

  •    Experienced and accredited professors
  •    Field Trips
  •    Industry Association Memberships 
  •    Simulation Labs with real industry equipment 
  •    Externship Placement 
  •    Employment Assistance 

Program Options

  •    Occupational Skills Award - 8 Months (*2 Semesters)
  •    Level 1 Certificate - 10 Months (*2 Semesters plus Summer Term)
  •    AAS Pharmacy Technician - 2 Years (*4 Semesters,  including Summer Term)

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