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.