As a Pharmacy Technician you will help the pharmacist package or mix prescriptions, maintain client records, refer clients to the pharmacist for counseling, assist with inventory control and purchasing, as well as collect payment and coordinate billing. This course consists of 200 hours of accelerated classroom training with emphasis on skills mastery through hands-on practice and supervision. This is a short-term continuing education (non-credit) program.
Course Fee: $2,595 Includes consumable supplies and course completion certificate.
Financial Assistance: Students with a need for financial assistance may contact Sallie Mae for a loan. There is also a parent-initiated loan option available with Sallie Mae. We are listed as CTCD-Continuing Education on the Sallie Mae site, school code 00400398. Students who qualify may use MyCAA benefits. Contact MyCAA to see if you qualify. Please contact Continuing Education for information about paying for class using our installment plan.
Schedule: Classes are held on CTC Killeen Central Campus during the weekdays and are taught at an accelerated pace.
Optional Clinical Experience: Explore the fundamentals of the diverse roles and practice of pharmacy technicians in an institutional pharmacy setting. Course includes an-depth coverage of hospital pharmacy organization, work flow and personnel, safety techniques, data entry, packaging and labeling operations, inpatient drug distribution systems including investigational drugs, continuous quality improvement, and inventory control. (Clock Hours/50, CEUs 5)
View a comprehensive description of Continuing Education's Pharmacy Technician Program. For additional information or to register for the program contact us at 254-526-1586.
Potential Earnings: $14.86 hourly, $30,920 annually
Market Growth Rate (2016-2026); faster than average (12%)
Upon successful completion, graduates will receive a certificate of completion within 2-3 weeks after class ends. Students are then eligible to apply for registration as a Pharmacy Technician in their state and be prepared to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PCB) exam.