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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513 
mailto:nvc-library@alamo.edu
Mon to Thur: 7:30am - 6pm
(doors lock at 5:45pm)
Fri, Sat, & Sun: CLOSED
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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
Email: mlomas11@alamo.edu 

Area Contacts

Emily Coppin
Administrative Secretary
Phone: (210) 486-4352
Fax: (210) 486-9097
Email: ecoppin@alamo.edu
Office: MLH-201

Heather McCreery
Academic Chair, Workforce Programs
Phone: (210) 486-4360
Email: hmccreery@alamo.edu
Office: MLH-201A