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Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Program Description

Pharmacy Technicians are an integral and critical member of the health care team. They work with Pharmacists in drug preparation, distribution, and management in a variety of health care settings. Duties include drug and sterile product preparation, counting, pouring, and labeling pharmaceutical products for distribution, data entry, inventory control and management, and customer service.

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Associate of Applied Science Degree
Pharmacy Technician.......................................60 credit hours

Certificate
Pharmacy Technician........................................27 credit hours

Career Opportunities

Pharmacy Technicians can work in retail chain pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, nursing homes, mail order pharmacies, and education/training programs. Pharmacy Technicians can specialize in compounding and sterile IV preparation with more specializations developing each year. Career opportunities in the Houston and surrounding areas and nationally remain strong. Pharmacies contact ACC regularly about qualified students to fill job openings. According to onetonline.org, the average salary for a Pharmacy Technician in Texas is $28,900.

Faculty and Key Support Staff:

Rhonda Boone, DC – Department Chair, Pharmacy Technician Program

  • Rhonda Boone, DC received an Associates of Science—Radiologic Technology, Bachelor of Science—Human Biology, Doctorate of Chiropractic and Masters of Science in Education - Instructional Design for Online Learning. Dr. Boone has been certified by Kaduceus, Inc in Pharmacy Technician curriculum, Certified as a Pharmacy Technician, and Certified in IV preparation and compounding.

Dr. Boone may be contacted by email at rboone@alvincollege.edu or at 281-756-3805.

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