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Area of Study: Health Sciences
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Health Sciences
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Pharmacy Technician

Prepare for a career with positive side effects

The care that a pharmacy technicians take in interpreting and filling prescriptions makes a profound difference in nearly all of our lives at some point. Austin Community College’s Pharmacy Technician Program provides you with expert classroom instruction, experiential learning opportunities in retail and hospital settings, and hours of practical experience in a state-of-the-art pharmacy lab. Completion of this program prepares you to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification exam.

Career Information

The field of pharmacy technology provides a growing number of opportunities in a wide range of medical settings. As a pharmacy technician, you’ll be responsible for preparing prescription medications and providing customer service in addition to tasks such as maintaining patient profiles and facilitating insurance claims.

Job titles

Pharmacy technician in settings such as hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, long term care facilities, mail-order prescription services, and pharmaceutical companies.

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Program Accreditations

Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (7272 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814, 301-657-3000, www.ashp.org and the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education (135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, Illinois 60603-4810).

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Academic Awards

Pharmacy Technician (Associate of Applied Science)

Pharmacy Technician (Certificate Level 1)

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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your short and long-term goals. Visit our awards page to learn about the types of credentials we offer and the differences between each. 

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Area of Study

This program is located within the following Area of Study:

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