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9729 Datapoint Dr., Ste.100 Map
San Antonio, Texas 78229
NW Class dates:
February 4 - May 10, 2014
Tuesdays, 6-9pm and Saturdays, 9am-12pm
6909 N. Loop 1604 East Map
San Antonio, Texas 78247
NE Class dates:
April 1 - July 8, 2014
Tuesdays, 6-9pm and Saturdays, 9am-12pm
Please note: Classes will not be held on July 5
McAllen Creative Incubator
601 N. Main St.
McAllen, Texas 78504 Map
McAllen Class dates:
March 31 - July 2, 2014
Monday and Wednesday
The University of the Incarnate Word-School of Extended Studies is offering an exciting opportunity for those interested in beginning a new career as a Pharmacy Technician. We have tailored the Pharm Tech program to fit the busy schedules of students with career, life and family obligations.
This course is designed to prepare students to successfully pass the National Pharmacy Technician Board Exam and directly enter the exciting field of pharmacy. Our program includes a well-blended mix of classroom, audio-visual presentation and hands-on experience at local pharmacies. Instruction is provided by experienced, licensed pharmacists and technicians who are current practitioners in the field of pharmacy.
The Pharmacy Technician Certification program offers our students both theoretical and practical training through hands-on experience. Classes meet two (2) days a week, for three (3) hours each session. Generally, the classes are held on a week night and Saturday mornings. The duration of the course is fourteen (14) weeks and includes preparation for the certification examination administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). In addition to 84 hours in the classroom, and homework study time, our students are eligible to complete an 80-clock-hour externship experience. The externship serves as working experience, as well as a reference for future employment.
This 14-week program will prepare you for a career in the exciting field of pharmacy. Subjects covered in the course include pharmacology, pharmacy law, inventory management, prescription writing, pharmaceutical calculations, sterile compounding and much more.
Pharmacy Technician Curriculum
The program fee includes all live instruction, labs, externship, and the following;
Below is a brief explanation of the course and the requirements for enrollment. Prerequisites for the course include:
To apply for registration as a pharmacy technician you will undergo fingerprint and background screening through the Department of Public Safety. If you have ever been convicted of or pled no contest to a violation of any law of a foreign country, the United States or any state laws or local ordinances, including all misdemeanor and felony convictions, regardless of the age of the conviction, your eligibility for registration could be affected. The Board of Pharmacy will determine each application on a case-by-case basis. At a minimum, anything in your background will most likely result in a delay in the processing of your application. Providing them with all paperwork and information related to any convictions up front will minimize the delay in processing. No determination can be made prior to your enrollment in the course. The state handles all requests on a case-by-case basis.
After completion of the class portion of the program, our Class Coordinator will work with you to place you in a local pharmacy to gain hands-on experience vital for your success. The location of the pharmacy and the times you work will be based on where and when you can work. The externship is built around your busy schedule and will be completed in less than four weeks. Full details will be given out at first class session. Once you complete the externship, you will receive your certificate of completion from the University of Incarnate Word, School of Extended Studies.
To maintain a low teacher-student ratio seating is LIMITED. We will be accepting 25 applicants at each location into this program.
To register and pay tuition please contact the location nearest you. We accept payment via check or credit card.
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