Military Credentialing Programs - Pharmacy Technician (CE)

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.

Program Description

Enjoy a satisfying career in the constantly growing and evolving field of health care and prescription medicine while maintaining a stable and straightforward work environment. Throughout the 200 hours of classroom instruction, you will prepare to take the PTCB national test required by the State of Texas by learning about law, ethics, terminology, body systems, calculations, purchasing, inventory, communication and professionalism in the workplace, study skills and more. Payment options are available. Classes must be taken as a cohort in the order in which they are offered. This program requires additional steps to register. (50 meetings)

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PTCB National Exam

The CTC student pass rate for PTCB exam in 2019 is 91%, 34% above the national average!

Optional Clinical: PHRA 1060 Institutional Pharmacy Practice

Explore the fundamentals of the diverse roles and practices 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. Clinical will start midway through program. Students will be able to participate based on instructor approval. (Clock Hours/50, CEUs 5)


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Program Location and Duration

Available as Face-to-face or Online, 200 hours, average course length 6 months

Program Cost

$2,595 Includes consumable supplies and course completion certificate.

$2,712  Includes consumable supplies, course completion certificate and CPhT certification exam, offered through NHA.

*Textbooks and hunter green scrubs are required and available at the CTC Bookstore.

Additional Program Information

  • This course prepares a student to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) or the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification exam.


Program MOS


Program Careers

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical, Healthcare Support

Contact Info

Continuing Education, 254-526-1586