Thank you for your interest in Amarillo College and specifically in the Pharmacy Technician program of study.

The Pharmacy Technology program here at Amarillo College is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Pharmacy technicians assist licensed pharmacists by performing duties in the pharmacy that do not require the professional skills and judgment of the pharmacist, and by assisting the pharmacist in those duties that do require the expertise of a pharmacist. Starting salaries can be up to $12 per hour.

Pharmacy technicians are employed in every medical setting where a pharmacy is located, including hospitals, retail (community), home care, long-term care, mail order, and managed care pharmacies. Technicians may also be employed in education, research, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Technicians can receive training through completion of a formal educational program, such as the program at Amarillo College. Upon successful program completion, the graduate pharmacy technician may become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) by successfully completing the national certification examination offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

Once training and certification is completed the technician will register as a Registered Technician through Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

Applications for the Amarillo College program are accepted year-round and processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The program begins only once during each academic year, that being the start of the annual fall semester. Enrollment in any particular year is limited to tweny-five students so that an early application is encouraged. Application procedures and the forms to apply are located in other sections of this website.

Created By William Crawford -- Dec/12/05
Last updated by Shawna Lopez -- Jan/14/14