The following credentials are required to enter the Pharmacy Technician program:
- High School Diploma or GED
- TSI Complete or Exempt (If TSI exempt, you are encouraged--but not required--to take the TSI Assessment to determine academic readiness.)
- Program Application
- Complete and return to the Health Science Admissions Office, 3401 Webberville, Building 8000, Room 8356
- Criminal Background Checks**
- Pre-Placement Drug Screening
Who Should Enroll?
Successful Pharmacy Technician students generally:
- Have an interest in science and health care
- Have an aptitude for math and problem solving
- Enjoy dealing with patients and other health care professionals
Health Sciences programs establish technical standards and essential functions to insure that students have the abilities required to participate and potentially be successful in all aspects of the respective programs. Students are required to meet technical standards and essential functions for the Pharmacy Technician Program as indicated. If an applicant or student is unable to meet all of the outlined standards, he/she may be withdrawn from the program.
Requirement for Government Issued Social Security Number
The Texas State Board of Phamacy requires disclosure of a valid Social Security Number (SSN) under the Texas Family Code Section 231.302. If an applicant does not have a Social Security Number, they will be unable to register with the Board. Therefore, they will be ineligible for acceptance into the Pharmacy Technician Program.
** Disclaimer: If an applicant to the Pharmacy Technician program has previously been convicted of a felony but the felony has been expunged, then the applicant is considered to not have been convicted of a felony. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) does not allow anyone to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam if they have been convicted of a felony that occurred within the last five (5) years, and/or if the conviction was drug or pharmacy-related. The Texas State Board of Pharmacy will conduct a criminal history investigation through DPS prior to a certified pharmacy technician becoming registered.
The applicant will be requested to provide information about arrests (even those not resulting in conviction), deferred adjudications, probation and convictions.