Pharmacy Technician

Program Type: Fully Online
Program Level: Continuing Education
Department: Continuing Education
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: PAC

What is the Pharmacy Technician program?

Alamo Community Colleges District - Continuing Education is a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program. With the CPhT credential, technicians demonstrate their knowledge and commitment in medication safety and effective patient care across pharmacy settings. Employers prefer, and many require, their pharmacy technicians to be PTCB CPhTs. Pharmacy technicians play an integral role in supporting pharmacists and providing safe and effective care to patients in community, hospital/health system, ambulatory care, military, compounding, online, veterinary, and other practice settings. Specific responsibilities will vary by the type of practice setting and the technician’s level of experience. In general, a pharmacy technician may take and review medication histories, enter prescription orders, package and label prescriptions & operate automated dispensing systems, maintain inventories, process insurance claims, and compound sterile preparations.



  • Introduction To Pharmacy - PHRA 1001
  • Pharmaceutical Mathematics I - PHRA 1009
  • Pharmaceutical Mathematics II - PHRA 1047
  • Pharmacy DRUG - Therapy & Treatment - PHRA 1041
  • Community Pharmacy Practice - PHRA 1091
  • Ethics And Texas Pharmacy Law - PHRA 1002
  • Intravenous Admixture & Sterile Compounding - PHRA 1091
  • Certification Review - PHRA 1043


Program Information

Time Commitment

346 Contact Hours

14 Week Training


Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

Career Outlook

Learn more at the Alamo Colleges Career Coach website

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Program Requirements    CE Allied Health Requirements Checklist

Background Check (completed at and Drug Test

Possess proficiency in English (reading, writing, and speaking skills)

You are at least eighteen (18) years of age

Some High School

Must have access to computer/tablet and internet



Effective Sept 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Financial Aid Resources 

Contact Information

CE Tier 2

Phone: 210-212-5266 (Option 4)
Campus: District Support Office

CE Specialist 

Vanessa Bailey

Campus: District Support Office

CE Specialist

Vanessa Barrera

Campus: District Support Office

Additional Information

For assistance with program information or registration, email us at and our CE staff will get back to you. Thank you.