Pharmacy Technician Admission Information

Are you ready to enroll in the Pharmacy Technician Program? Acceptance is based on open enrollment, first come first served basis. If you meet all basic requirements, you are accepted for admission. When the program capacity is reached, don’t worry. Qualified applicants are placed on a waiting list in the order their application was received, and they are offered admission during the next admission cycle.

Information Sessions

Are you interested in studying how medicine works? Attend a Pharmacy Technician Program Information Session to see if this program is the prescription for your future!

Date Time Location
January 30, 2024 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. S1.246
February 13, 2024 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. S1.246
February 29, 2024 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. S1.118
March 19, 2024 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. S1.246
March 28, 2024 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. S1.118


Join us ONLINE during any of the times above at https://sanjac.zoom.us/j/6877787732.

Admission Details

Explore the admission procedures and deadlines for each of the campuses below. Once the deadline for applications has passed, all completed files will be reviewed and processed.

North Campus

 The Pharmacy Technician Program at North Campus accepts students once a year. For the fall semester, there is the full-time day program and part-time afternoon program. 
  • Application deadline: July 31st 

South Campus

The Pharmacy Technician Program at South Campus accepts students twice a year. Application deadlines are as follows:
  • Fall semester: July 15th 
  • Spring semester: November 30th

Admission Made Easy

Here are the requirements applicants must meet during the admissions process and upon acceptance to the program:
  1. Apply to San Jacinto College

    Take this first step by applying to the College before you apply to the Pharmacy Tech program.

  2. Apply to the Pharmacy Tech Program

    North Campus Application

    South Campus Application

  3. Place an Order on CastleBranch

    After applying for the program, please place an order on CastleBranch using the following codes:

    • If you are going to attend the North Campus, use the package code “SQ27”
    • If you are going to attend the South Campus, use the package code “SV21”

    The cost of the package should be $94

    For more information, including a user guide and what requirements are involved in this step, please see our Background and Drug Testing for more information.

  4. While You Wait: Gather Your Immunization Records

    While you wait to be admitted into the program, work on getting all of your immunization records together. Proof of the following immunizations will need to be uploaded to your CastleBranch account after you are admitted and upon completion of your first semester in the program:

    • Tetanus-diphtheria (Tdap): Proof of one dose that is less than 10 years old.
    • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR): Proof of 2 doses.
    • Hepatitis B: Proof of 2 doses (of Heplisav-B®) or 3 doses (all other brands).
    • Varicella (chickenpox): Proof of 2 doses.
    • Influenza (flu): Proof of one dose for the current flu season.
    • Tuberculosis (TB): Proof of a negative result (can be via skin test, blood test, or Xray image.)

  5. Once Admitted: Register as a Pharmacy Technician Trainee

    Once you're accepted to the program, you will need to register as a Pharmacy Technician Trainee through the Texas State Board of Pharmacy so that you can complete clinical externships in your third, and final, semester of the program.

    For more information, please review our Information Packet.

Information and Resources

From the student handbook to approximate program costs, take a look at the important resources, documents, and other information about our program.

Our program uses a third-party company called CastleBranch to perform background checks, drug screen testing, and manage all required immunization records. All applicants must buy the appropriate package for the campus they plan on attending (see step 3 above) and satisfy the following requirements before they will be accepted into the program or able to register for pharmacy tech classes:

  1. Have a clear background check.

    a. This process runs automatically once applicants purchase the package on the website. It can take up to 5 business days for the completed information to post to the applicant’s account.

  2. Have a negative, 10-panel drug screen test.

    a. Within 24 business hours of an order being placed, CastleBranch will register applicants to take the appropriate drug test at a collection site within the applicant’s area of residence. They will communicate the registration information to applicants within their account online or via the email address given. Applicants will be responsible for scheduling their appointment at the designated collection site and providing their registration information at the time of collection.

    b. The collection site then ship’s the specimen to the lab. Test results may take up to 5 business days after initial collection to post to the applicant’s account.

For additional information, questions or concerns, please visit the CastleBranch FAQ page

If you need help using the portal to purchase a package, please review the CastleBranch User Guide

Our Pharmacy Technician program is an Advanced Level Training Program accredited by The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The program is also a Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) recognized program.

ASHP Accreditation logo

PTCB Accreditation logo

 

Wondering how much required textbooks are? What about tuition fees? Take a look at this breakdown of the approximate costs for our program- Approx Costs for Pharm Tech Program

 

Here are important documents and forms you will need for our program.

Your Success Is Our Success!

Our dedicated faculty and staff take pride in helping our students achieve academic success. Here are the program outcomes for each of our campuses as well as the pass rate for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

Campus

Date

Pass Rates

North Campus

6/29/21

91%

South Campus

9/28/23

93%


Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) National Pass Rate:

Exams Administered

Date Updated

Pass Rate

283,229

12/31/22

70%


 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the campus you’re interested in attending or reach out to a faculty member.

North Campus
Call: (281) 998-6350 ext. 7348
Email: North.PharmTech@sjcd.edu 

South Campus
Call: (281) 998-6350 ext. 3597
South-PharmTech@sjcd.edu 
Irene Villatoro
Program Dir, Pharmacy Tech
Phone
(281) 998-6150x7348
Sara Byars
Program Dir, Pharmacy Tech
Phone
(281) 998-6150x3597