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Pharmacy Schools in Texas With the Most Flexible Schedules

A full-time job, a family to look after, other life commitments — none of these excuses should prevent you from studying toward a better career. Many pharmacy schools in Texas have courses with flexible schedules, allowing students to fit their studies around their life. Here are some top choices for pharmacy technician programs that include the option of studying part time.  

Austin Community College

Taking just two semesters to complete, the pharmacy technician course from Austin Community College includes hands-on laboratory training and an externship in Austin. You can take classes Monday through Thursday in the mornings or the evenings, or you can study whenever it’s convenient for you with the distance learning option, which includes lab work at weekends. At the end of this program, you will be prepared to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification exam and may also be able to achieve the Sterile Products Preparation certification.  

Southern Careers Institute

Southern Careers Institute specializes in creating flexible schedules for adults with busy lives, giving you the chance to continue working full-time while you study. The pharmacy technician course is available during the daytime as well as at evenings or weekends and includes two externships. After graduating, you will be ready to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification exam as well as the Microsoft Office Specialist: Word certification, a bonus qualification that shows potential employers that you possess additional skills necessary for the job.  

Collin College

You can study the 50-hour pharmacy technician certification program from Collin College during the day or the evening. Learn in the school’s pharmacy lab and in a traditional classroom setting, then have the possibility of an externship to gain real-world experience.  

El Paso Community College

El Paso Community College offers hybrid pharmacy technology courses where students learn online in their own time as well as attending lectures in a traditional classroom setting, taking hands-on training in the lab, and participating in an externship in a pharmaceutical setting. You will have the chance to achieve a certificate in two semesters or an Associate of Applied Science degree in two years.  

Remington College

You can take the pharmacy technician course at Remington College at the Houston (Webster), Houston (Greenspoint), Fort Worth, and Dallas (Garland) campuses. Those who study during evenings and weekends have all the same opportunities as full-time students, including eligibility to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification exam and Sterile Products certification from the National Pharmacy Technician Association after graduation.   One of the best things about these pharmacy technician schools in Texas is the short program lengths. As you can graduate after just a few months, there is no need to juggle your work, family life, and education for too long. Plus, once you finish your course, you will be equipped with all the skills and knowledge needed to immediately begin working in a pharmacy in Texas.

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