Southern Careers Institute:Pharmacy Technician Training Program


  • Gain the critical knowledge and develop hands-on experience in prescription processing, FDA drug safety, pharmacology, and more
  • Develop important skills in computer applications, pharmacy operations, procedural instruction, and more
  • Prepare to pass the state board certification exam to start your career as a Pharmacy Technician in Texas
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Gain the Critical Pharmacological and Medical Knowledge to Take a Vital Role in Patient Care

Pharmacy technicians assist in filling prescriptions, mixing compounds, updating medication inventory, and maintaining FDA Drug Safety Rules and Regulation. As the face of the pharmacy, these allied health professionals play a fundamental role in the safety of pharmacy operations and supporting the health of their community.

Their job responsibilities include:

  • Counting or measuring medications
  • Mixing compounds 
  • Packaging and labeling prescriptions
  • Securing refill authorization

Graduate with an understanding of pharmacy operations and the interpersonal skills to provide superior customer service functions like:

  • Handling prescription insurance claims
  • Collecting patient information and payments
  • Updating medication inventory information
  • Advising patients on over-the-counter options
  • Connecting patients with the pharmacist

Become a Pharmacy Technician in Texas

While physicians and pharmacists need approximately six to eight years of schooling, allied health careers like pharm tech offer opportunities to graduates after securing industry-recognized certifications. Prepare you to sit for the following exams:

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam*
  • Microsoft Office Specialist: Word

*Exam fee included in tuition if taken within three months of program completion.

Take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board® Certification Exam — On Us!

When taken within three months of completing the program, SCI will pay for graduates to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) certification exam. Passing the PTCE allows you to register as a Texas State Board of Pharmacy certified technician so you can secure a pharmacy technician job in Texas.

Working as a Pharmacy Technician in Texas

Healthcare is one of the largest, fastest-growing industries in Texas and nationwide. Due to an aging population and advances in healthcare, entry-level pharmacy technicians are in demand. As a pharmacy technician, you’ll work to effectively support your pharmacy team and provide superior patient care. 

  • The employment outlook of pharmacy technicians in Texas is expected to increase by 21% by 2026
  • This means, the projected annual growth of more than 3,500 additional pharm tech positions in Texas

Pharmacy technicians in Texas can find employment in a variety of settings, including:

  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Drug-Related Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Nursing Homes or Long-term Care
  • Mail Order
  • U.S. Government Agencies

SCI grads have access to our career services team. This team helps you prepare your resume and develop your interview skills, while networks with local employers on your behalf to help you secure your new career as an entry-level pharmacy technician.

SCI Students have gone on to work for companies like:

Southern Careers Institute does not guarantee employment.

Pharmacy Technician Training in Texas

Graduate with advanced knowledge of pharmacy operations and procedures, prescription processing, FDA drug safety rules and regulations, and compounding and pharmacology skills, blended with the necessary customer service and interpersonal skills needed to succeed in a position as an entry-level pharmacy technician.

Pharmacy Course Descriptions:

CIS101 Word Processing

Basic techniques of electronic word processing & software applications

CSV103 Customer Service

Practice customer service skills in a business setting with problem-solving & critical thinking

JOB103 Career Readiness

Integrate learned skills into job search techniques & professional development

MAC103 Communication

Study communication skills in a one-on-one or group setting while learning informal writing techniques

MED107 Foundational Body Systems

Introduction to the anatomy, physiology, structure & function of the foundational systems of the human body

MED108 Vital Body Systems

Introduction to the anatomy, physiology, structure & function of the vital systems of the human body

MED109 Transformative Body Systems

Introduction to the anatomy, physiology, structure & function of the transformative systems of the human body

MED114 Telemedicine Communication

Examine effective communication techniques used by professionals in a variety of medical settings including telemedicine

PHM102 Profession of Pharmacy

Introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the Pharmacy Technician

PHM103 Pharmacy Processes

Explore the processes involved in filling prescriptions

PHM106 Pharmacy Administration

Examine the proper procedures for storing medications, placing orders, performing inventory, maintaining & destroying records, as well as the laws governing those processes

PHM104 Compounding

Examine sterile and non-sterile compounding processes with a focus on relevant safety, guidelines, & calculations

PHM105 Pharmacy Settings

Learn about the various settings in which Pharmacy Technicians practice, as well as the terminology, calculations, & processes required in those settings

PHM107 Pharmacology for Foundational Body Systems

Examine the pharmacology of drugs pertaining to the Integumentary, Muscular, & Skeletal systems

PHM108 Pharmacology for Vital Body Systems

Examine the pharmacology of drugs pertaining to the Cardiovascular, Lymphatics, Respiratory, & Nervous systems

PHM109 Pharmacology for Transformative Body Systems

Examine the pharmacology of drugs pertaining to the Digestive, Urinary, Endocrine, & Reproductive systems

PHM110 Math for Pharmacy Technicians

Learn basic pharmacy math skills through calculation and conversion concepts; as well as reading and interpreting labels and physician’s orders

JOB137 Pharmacy Technician Externship

Apply what you learned in a work environment during this 168-hour course

Invest in Pharmacy Technician Training Courses

Paying for Your Pharm Tech Training Program in Texas:

    • Scholarships & Grants
      • Need-Based Grants
      • Dream Act Grants
      • Financial Literacy Grants
      • Vocational Rehabilitation
      • Employment Program
    • Federal Grants & Loans
      • Federal Pell Grant
      • Federal Direct Loan Program
      • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
      • Institutional scholarship for those who qualify
    • Military Assistance Programs
      • Montgomery GI Bill® College & Education Assistance
      • Post-Vietnam Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program
      • Post 9/11 GI Bill® Education Assistance
      • Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program
      • Selective Reserve Option of MGIB
      • Reserve Educational Assistance Program
    • Pay In Full Options
    • Affordable payment plans at 0% Interest

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Grant qualification is not guaranteed and not all students qualify.

Upon completion of the program, the SCI career services team will work with local employers to match their needs with your skills. 


Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Southern Careers Institute is authorized to grant associate degrees, grant credits toward degrees, and to use certain protected academic terms at the Austin, Texas campus by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Contact Information:
1200 East Anderson Lane
Austin, TX

Council on Occupational Education

The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE)
has been the accrediting body of Southern Careers Institute for
over 25 years.

Contact Information:
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite #325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone (770) 396-3898
Toll Free (800) 917-2081

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)

Contact Information:
101 East 15th Street, Rm. 226T
Austin, Texas 78778
Phone (512) 936-3100

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Is an Exciting Career as a Pharmacy Tech Right for You?

If you are interested in learning more about a career as a Pharmacy Technician and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out our Request Info Form to receive more information. A helpful SCI Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to financial aid. For immediate questions, call 844-783-6569.

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“I made a complete career change when I started my training at Southern Careers Institute. I needed a stable career to continue providing for my growing family. SCI provided me with the medical terminology and know how that I needed to understand and acquire a career in the medical field. SCI taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in life right now; you always have room to advance and learn.”


Denise S.
Medical Assistant

“I am extremely grateful for the assistance I received from SCI’s Career Services team. I enjoy where I work and what I do. SCI has helped me succeed in life by getting me the necessary education and by making me a stronger and more confident person.”


Raquel S.

“Once I graduated from SCI, I had a sense of accomplishment that helped me through the job search process. SCI provided me with the opportunity to brush up on my skills, extend my accounting knowledge, and they boosted my self-confidence. I went to work two days after my last day of school.”


Annette D.
Business Accounting

“When my youngest child graduated from high school, I told my husband that it was my time. I went back to school to change careers after spending 37 years in the business field. At SCI, the instructors are professional, and they care about what they are teaching you, as well as expect you to give 100% in return. I had problems understanding how to draw in syringes and give injections. I requested extra help from a knowledgeable instructor, and I was able to receive one-on-one training. Today, I draw injections for approximately 100 patients each week. I am very confident in what I’ve learned. SCI has given me the chance to do what I always wanted to do. Thank you for my education. I am doing wonderful.”


Bonnie M
Medical Assistant

“I am now a certified Lab Tech. SCI helped me get an externship, and I came out with a job. After my little sister had cancer, I knew I wanted a career in the medical field that allowed me to help others. I am happy about what I do.”


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“Southern Careers went beyond my expectations. Very impressed. The assistance I got from Career Services is truly amazing. They really went out of their way to get me placed. They really care and I am grateful to all of them.”


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“Southern Careers Institute totally surpassed my expectations. Once I finished school, the Career Services team helped me find a job. I would tell anyone thinking about starting career training that you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. I wish I would have started my training sooner.”


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