Southern Careers Institute:Pharmacy Technician 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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Have the Opportunity to Learn Pharmacological and Medical Knowledge to Play a 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
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:
While physicians and pharmacists need many years of schooling, allied health careers like pharm tech offer opportunities to graduates after securing industry-recognized certifications. The Pharmacy Technician program can prepare you to sit for the following exams:
Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT)*
Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE®)
Microsoft Office Specialist: Word
*ExCPT or PTCE® exam fee included in tuition if taken within three months of program completion. Study materials for the ExCPT are provided with the Pharmacy Technician program. Study materials for the PTCE exam are not provided.
Take Your Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam- On Us!
When taken within three months of completing the program, SCI will pay for graduates to sit for the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) through the National Healthcareer Association® (NHA) or the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam®(PTCE) through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board® (PTCB).* Passing an approved pharmacy technician exam allows you to register as a Texas State Board of Pharmacy certified technician to help you secure a pharmacy technician job in Texas.
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
Practice customer service skills in a business setting with problem-solving & critical thinking
Integrate learned skills into job search techniques & professional development
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
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
Dream Act Grants
Financial Literacy Grants
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 (512)427-6200
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
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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.”
“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.”
Sidney B Medical Assistant
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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.”
“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.”
* Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indictive of the possible job outcomes for future and current students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.