Pharmacy Technician


Graduates of the Pharmacy Technician Training Program at Dallas Career Institute are prepared for an entry-level position as a Pharmacy Technician in retail and institutional settings. They may find employment with local community pharmacies, hospitals, retail pharmacies, mail-order drug companies as well as insurance companies. Students learn to prepare prescription/medication orders under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, perform pharmacy calculations, comply with federal, state and local regulations and provide excellent customer service. Additionally, students prepare to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE) offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Passing the PTCE and receiving the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) designation is required in order to work as a Pharmacy Technician in Texas. Once graduates receive their CPhT designation, they have two-years from the date they began their training to register with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy as a CPhT.

Our fifteen (15) week Pharmacy Technician training is 300 clock hours.
Morning and Evening options are available.

Class Start Dates:
Please call (214)-691-0555 for current information.
Loan options are available if financing is needed.

The first 8 weeks of the training is conducted in the school while the last 5 weeks is spent on the clinical part conducted by CVS Pharmacy.

Total cost for the program is $1800.00
$200 is due at registration if a payment plan is needed.
The program cost includes Tuition, Books and Lab Coat.

**Additional Costs associated with becoming a Registered Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) - $125.00
Registration with Texas Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician -$54.00
(Registration as a CPhT with Texas Board of Pharmacy requires passing the PTCE)

We are vendors to Texas Workforce Commission(TWC), Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and The GI Bill for Veterans.

Course Requirements:
Pharmacy Technician
In order to be accepted into the Pharmacy Technician Training Program applicants must:
• complete personal interview with the school director,
• provide proof of being at least 18 years of age,
• provide proof of completion of secondary education (high school diploma or GED certificate),
• register with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (Board) as a pharmacy technician trainee and
• pass a criminal background check that included submission of fingerprints