Train for a Career as a Pharmacy Technician

At North Lake College, we offer the skilled training you'll need to work as a pharmacy technician. This job involves helping licensed pharmacists provide medication and other health care products to patients, maintaining patient profiles, and verifying prescriptions from health care providers.

Length of Training

The program consists of 50 hours of instruction and will prepare students to sit for their pharmacy technician certification.

Community pharmacy externships are available through our training partner, CVS, for well-qualified students who successfully complete the NLC course. Additional qualification may be required.

Licensure & Certification

To practice in Texas, all pharmacy technicians are required to pass the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam and gain registration with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy as a certified pharmacy technician.

Texas is one of several states in which pharmacy technician registration and certification are required. Texas also requires completion of a training program, usually administered by the pharmacist-in-charge at a pharmacy or through a self-study resource. While formal education in a community, career or technical college is not currently required, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board will begin requiring it in 2020.

Licensure and certification costs are not included in tuition cost.

​For more information
Rose Chivers, Allied Health Coordinator