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Pharmacy Technician

Certificate Transfer

Do you excel in math and science and find medicine and technology fascinating? Do you have strong attention to detail? Then we have the prescription for your career indecision. Become an essential health care worker as a pharmacy technician!

Program at a Glance

Earning Potential

Pharmacy Technician: $39,905 per year
For more salary information, check out Texas Wages.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Pharmacy Technician program are able to work as technicians in: 

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Retail 
  • Insurance companies
  • Home health care
  • Public and government health agencies


North Campus

South Campus


Health Science Pharmacy Technician Pathway, AAS

The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares you for an entry-level career. Get real-world experience by working clinical rotations at a local pharmacy. Our program will also arm you with the knowledge and skills you need to pass the National Certificate Exam to be credentialed as a certified pharmacy technician.
Length 2 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in four terms.

Pharmacy Technician, Certificate of Technology

The Certificate of Technology prepares you for the degree program, an entry-level career, or advancement in your current career. Learn the valuable skills and knowledge you need to pass the National Certification Exam to be credentialed as a certified pharmacy technician.
Length 1 Year
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 32 credits for this certificate in three consecutive terms.
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From Fear to Healer

Once needle-phobic, one pharmacy tech alumna became qualified to administer COVID-19 vaccines.
Adilene Ambriz Ayala
I was in school last year, and now I’m giving vaccines.”
Adilene Ambriz Ayala
Pharmacy Technician School Graduate
Adilene Ambriz Ayala is one of our pharmacy tech alumni . She wrapped up our program in 2020, then started working hours as an intern at Walgreens. She is currently contributing to the fight against COVID-19 by administering vaccines, and Walgreens is training her for a senior technician role.

Have Questions?

Have questions about our Pharmacy Technician program? Please contact us!
Sara Byars
Program Dir, Pharmacy Tech
(281) 998-6150x3597
Irene Villatoro
Prog Dir/CLC Pharmacy Tech
(281) 998-6150x7348