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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
Mon - Thur: 7:30am to 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am to 4:00pm
Sat: 8:30am to 2:30pm

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Pharmacy Technician?

A pharmacy technician is a paraprofessional that aids the pharmacist in the daily tasks and functions of a pharmacy, which include, but are not limited to: customer service, insurance claims processing, and prescription order preparation. Pharmacy technicians contribute to the efficiency and optimal workflow of a pharmacy’s daily operations.

What skills are needed to be a Pharmacy Technician?

Pharmacy Technicians must have the ability to perform pharmaceutical calculations, knowledge of drugs and their therapeutic functions in regards to the body, and an understanding of how to communicate with other health care professionals and patients.
Academic Departments

Program Coordinator

Marlena Lomas
Phone: 210-486-4839

Area Contacts

Emily Coppin
Administrative Specialist
Phone: 210-486-4352
Office: MLH-201

Adriana Garza
Administrative Associate
Phone: 210-486-4354
Office: MLH-201

John Grillo
Academic Chair, Workforce Programs
Phone: 210-486-4054
Office: MLH-201A