Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician

Graduates at Dallas Career Institute are job ready for any entry level position as a Pharmacy Technician in retail and institutional settings. They may find gainful employments with local community pharmacies, hospitals, retail pharmacies, mail order drug companies as well as insurance companies. Students will learn to prepare prescriptions and order medications under the supervision of a licenses pharmacist. They will be able to perform pharmacy calculations, comply with federal, state and local regulations and provide excellent customer service. After the 300 contact hours of training required for the program, the student will be prepared to challenge and pass the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Examination (PTCE). Passing the PTCE and receiving the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) license 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 Board of Pharmacy as CPhT.

Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Subject # Subject Title Clock HoursLec / Lab / Ext / Total
PHT 101 Legal and Ethical Considerations for the Pharmacy Technician 04 / 00 / 00 / 04
PHT 102 Methods of Medication Delivery 08 / 00 / 00 / 08
PHT 103 Pharmaceutical Calculations and Measurements 04 / 10 / 00 / 14
PHT 104 Anatomy and Physiology for Pharmacy Technicians 12 / 00 / 00 / 12
PHT 105 Medical Terminology 12 / 00 / 00 / 12
PHT 106 Psychoactive Drugs 08 / 00 / 00 / 08
PHT 107 The Community Pharmacy 06 / 08 / 00 / 14
PHT 108 Anti-inflammatory Drugs 08 / 00 / 00 / 08
PHT 109 Medication and Prescription Calculations 04 / 12 / 00 / 16
PHT 110 Extemporaneous Compounding 06 / 10 / 00 / 16
PHT 111 The Hospital Pharmacy 06 / 08 / 00 / 14
PHT 112 Sterile Intravenous Product Preparation 06 / 12 / 00 / 18
PHT 113 Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, Renal and Circulatory Drugs 08 / 00 / 00 / 08
PHT 114 Medication Safety 08 / 00 / 00 / 08
PHT 115 Successful Career Tactics 04 / 04 / 00 / 08
PHT 116 PTCE Preparation 08 / 00 / 00 / 08
PHT 117 Final Exam 04 / 00 / 00 / 04
PHT 118 Pharmacy Technician Externship 00 / 00 / 120 / 120
Total Hours   116 / 64 / 120 / 300