Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technology Program at Amarillo College is the only ASHP/ACPE accredited program in the Panhandle. The program can be completed in just one year. Graduates will have earned an ACPE certificate in Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique and gained valuable hands-on experience on one of the most up-to-date medication-dispensing systems used in the industry today: the Pyxis MedStation 4000. AC has a long history of producing the well-trained Pharmacy Technology professionals area employers seek.

Pharmacy Technology

What can you do as a certified Pharmacy Technician?


A pharmacy technician is on the cutting edge of the healthcare process. You will review prescriptions for accuracy and help licensed pharmacists in filling them, primarily in hospital and retail settings. Other opportunities exist in long-term care, mail-order businesses, pharmaceutical research, and even in education. People depend on the all-important work of pharmacy technicians everywhere, every day.

Pharmacy Technology

Enter the Workforce with a Certificate

First  Semester  
PHRA 1301 Intro to Pharmacy 3 hrs
PHRA 1102 Pharmacy Law 1 hr
PHRA 1306 Computerized Drug Delivery Systems 3 hrs
PHRA 1205 Drug Classification 2 hrs
PHRA 1309 Pharmaceutical Math 3 hrs
Second  Semester  
PHRA 1243 Pharmacy Technician Certification Review 2 hrs
PHRA 1166 Practicum 1 hr
PHRA 1445 Compounding Sterile Preparations 4 hrs
PHRA 1404 Pharmacotherapy and Disease Process 4 hrs
Related Required Courses
Speech 3 hrs
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology 3 hrs
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4 hrs