Become a critical part of healthcare and help patients recover and maintain their well-being by studying with the Pharmacy Technician Program at Austin Community College. You’ll learn to distribute safe and effective medication to patients through laboratory work, data entry, inventory management, and customer service.
ACC’s Pharmacy Technician Program is unique in Texas and one of only a few programs nationwide with a dual-accredited program offering transferable college credits and continuing pharmacy education. Multiple certificates, stackable credits, and an associate degree track allow you to build your resume by working in ACC’s state-of-the-art training facility.
The Pharmacy Technician Program at Austin Community College is a special admissions program with limited availability. Students preparing for the program may select "General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences" as their major on the application. Because requirements may change, consult the program website to confirm current requirements. Admission to the college does not guarantee entrance into a particular course or program of study.
100% PTCB national certification completion
98% Job placement after graduation (program effectiveness data)
Credit transferable & dual accredited
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).
Continued advances in pharmaceutical technology will increase the demand for trained pharmacy technicians. Graduates can work from retail and hospital settings to mail-order pharmacies, as well as advanced areas such as pediatrics, chemotherapy, and pharmacy informatics or robotics. Here are just a few of the many career possibilities you might consider.
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Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.
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ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.
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