Pharmacy technicians are actively involved in helping people enjoy better health. As a Pharmacy technician, you work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist providing pharmaceutical support in a broad range of potential work places, including compounding pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, home health pharmacies, retail pharmacies and clinics. Your duties can include such critical responsibilities as prescription processing, transcribing doctors orders, customized dosing, quality assurance and much more.
New Class Each Semester
TCC’s Pharmacy Technology Program admits a new class each full semester beginning in August and January. Admission to each class is limited to 24 students. Our Pharmacy classes are offered in the daytime on the Metro Campus and take 16 weeks to complete. You will receive 16 transferable credit hours to apply toward a continuing degree. Our program also offers advanced credit, which give you credit hours toward your required 160 hours of clinical practice if you are currently working in a pharmacy or have worked in a pharmacy. When you graduate from our program you will receive a Certificate of Achievement and be eligible to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
TCC’s Pharmacy Technology Program benefits many different students with different needs. For example, it will provide you with hands-on experience if you are a pre-pharmacy student who would like to work as a pharmacy technician while in college. It also is a potential fit for students waiting to get into other Allied Health fields and would like to get the basics of pharmacology, drugs, calculations, dosing, medical terminology, aseptic technique, infusion therapeutics, ethics and moral decision making, professional communication and more.
Certain conditions could prohibit you from being certified as a pharmacy technician. If you have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude, or have a substance abuse problem, you may not be eligible for licensure in the State of Oklahoma or as a candidate for national certification. If any of these circumstances exist, you may wish to contact the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, P.O. Box 18256, Oklahoma City, OK 73154 and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, 2215 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037-2985.
TCC's Pharmacy Technology Program is accredited by the Oklahoma State Board of Regents for Higher Education.
Our Mission Statement
Provide strong foundations in pharmacy knowledge; promote safe and effective skills that will support pharmacists in any area of pharmacy. Instill professionalism and the right code of conduct and ethics within any working environment. Develop students who will impact the demands of the pharmaceutical community’s health care needs as an integral part of the patient care team.
Apply to Program
The applicant pool for programs in the School of Allied Health are very competitive. Application does not mean acceptance into the Allied Health program. Applicants are required to meet with a School of Allied Health advisor before they apply to a program and may be required to attend an orientation for the School of Allied Health. All application correspondence from the School of Allied Health will be through your TCC email.
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Workforce Development Degree Information
Workforce development degree and certificate programs are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. They may advance students within their current career positions or open doors to new career opportunities. Coursework may apply towards a degree at a four-year university; check with an advisor for further information. The number of hours that apply to a degree will vary from one university to another.