GET UP TO $4,500 IN GRANTS TOWARD YOUR TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!
GET UP TO $4,500 IN GRANTS TOWARD YOUR TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!

Pharmacy Tech

FROM BEHIND THE COUNTER, TO THE FRONT LINES OF HEALTH!

From behind the counter, to thefront lines of health!

Be the backbone
of every pharmacy.

OURDIFFERENCE

OURDIFFERENCE

* SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

WE'RE DIFFERENT.
SO ARE YOU.

We offer our learners the opportunity to LEARN, DO, and LIVE a new career.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT APHARMACY TECHNICIAN CAREER

Why would you want to be a Pharmacy Technician?

Becoming a Pharmacy Technician can be a rewarding career choice for those interested in the healthcare industry.

Pharmacy Technicians work closely with pharmacists to ensure that patients receive the correct medications and dosages. They also assist with administrative tasks and customer service. This profession can offer job stability, opportunities for advancement, and the chance to help others.

What are Pharmacy Technicians?

Pharmacy Technicians are healthcare professionals who work in pharmacies, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. They work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist and are responsible for preparing and dispensing medications, as well as performing administrative duties such as record-keeping and customer service.

Where can Pharmacy Technicians work?

Pharmacy Technicians can work in a variety of settings, including retail pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and mail-order pharmacies. They may also work in research and development, insurance companies, and government agencies.

What skills do you need to be a Pharmacy Technician?

To be a successful Pharmacy Technician, you should have strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and be able to work well in a team. You should also have good communication and customer service skills, as you will be interacting with patients and healthcare providers on a daily basis.

Do you need any certifications to become a Pharmacy Technician?

Certification requirements for Pharmacy Technicians vary by state, but some states require certification or registration. The most common certification is the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Some states may also require additional certifications or registrations.

Do you need training to become a Pharmacy Technician?

While some Pharmacy Technicians may receive on-the-job training, completing a formal Pharmacy Technician program can provide a more comprehensive education and may increase job opportunities. Additionally, certification or registration may be required in some states, which typically requires completion of an accredited Pharmacy Technician program.

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students. 

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CAREER TRAINING.FOR YOUR FUTURE.

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$3999
/year
$3999
/year
320 Hours of Hands-On Lab Hours
178 Hours Of On-The-Job Externship
Preparation For 6 Career Certifications
Earn 20 Skill Badges
EKG Training
Phlebotomy Training
Professional Skills Training
Hybrid Learning
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HERE'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU GET AS APHARMACY TECHNICIAN TRAINEE

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)*

Microsoft Office Specialist

*Exam fee included in tuition if taken within three months of program completion.

SKILL BADGES

Microsoft Word

Customer Service

Professionalism

Communication

Anatomy

Vital Body Systems

Transformative Body Systems

Telemedicine Communication

Basis Compounding

Pharmacology Novice

Pharmacology Intermediate

HIPAA

Pharmacy Math

Pharmacy Process

Pharmacy Administration

Pharmacy Settings

Course Descriptions

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the basic techniques of electronic word processing. Through utilization of application software, students will study the functionality of the program in creating work products. Preparation for Certiport MOS Word Exam.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

The role of customer service is studied focusing on skills needed to work effectively with individuals or groups. Problem solving and critical thinking skills will be incorporated in exploring varying aspects of interaction with internal and external customers.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course introduces the skills needed for career success. Students will have the opportunity to learn about setting personal and professional goals, job search techniques and portfolio development. Final resume, cover letter and mock interviews are key aspects of this course. Students may also learn about different career paths.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 /Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Students will study communication skills utilizing informal writing techniques. Focus will be on the production of work product that demonstrates basic skills in communicating to individuals or groups. Software and/or online ancillaries will be incorporated to supplement project creation.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will be introduced to the anatomy, physiology, structure, and function of the foundational systems of the human body. The structure and function of the Integumentary, Muscular, and Skeletal systems will be taught. Common diseases and disorders associated with these systems will be discussed, along with common Medical Terminology roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will be introduced to the anatomy, physiology, structure, and function of the vital systems of the human body. The structure and function of the Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Respiratory, and Nervous systems will be taught. Common diseases and disorders associated with these systems will be discussed, along with common Medical Terminology roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will be introduced to the anatomy, physiology, structure, and function of the transformative systems of the human body. The structure and function of the digestive, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems will be taught. Common diseases and disorders associated with these systems will be discussed, along with common medical terminology roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students examine effective communication techniques used by professionals in a variety of medical settings. Emphasis is placed on appropriately tailoring verbal and written communication to various audiences and scenarios. Soft skills and etiquette are also addressed, especially as it pertains to professionalism, legal compliance, and the use of technology.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the roles and responsibilities of the Pharmacy Technician. Students are exposed to the laws that govern pharmacy practice, as well as the process of using drug reference manuals. Emphasis is placed on federal and state regulations and safety guidelines.

administrative tasks such as scheduling, completing reports, entering coding, and billing information, and submitting claims. Healthcare ethics and compliance with HIPAA regulations is emphasized throughout the course.

Hours: Theory 30 / Laboratory 10 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will explore the processes involved in filling prescriptions. Topics include classification of medications, dosage forms and routes, calculating dosages, packaging prescriptions, ISMP medication safety recognition and avoiding prescription errors. Emphasis is placed on safe and ethical pharmacy practice.

Hours: Theory 30 / Laboratory 10 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Students in this course will examine sterile and non-sterile compounding processes. Instruction will also focus on relevant safety, guidelines, and calculations.

Hours: Theory 30 / Laboratory 10 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Students in this course will explore various settings in which the profession of pharmacy can be practiced, as well as the different terminology, calculations, and processes required of the Pharmacy Technician in those settings.

Hours: Theory 30 / Laboratory 10 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course exposes students to various aspects of Pharmacy Administration. Students will examine the proper procedures for storing medications, placing orders, performing inventory, maintaining, and destroying records, as well as the laws that govern those processes. Students will also be introduced to the fundamentals of prescription insurance coverage, how to gather and enter appropriate patient information, as well as how to explain prescription coverage to patients. Emphasis is placed on understanding basic insurance terminology, as well as following HIPAA guidelines.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will examine the pharmacology of drugs pertaining to the Integumentary, Muscular, and Skeletal systems. Instruction is focused on common disorders, specific drugs, drug classifications and their abbreviations, indications, and adverse effects, as well as proper forms and routes of delivery. Emphasis is placed on quality assurance and error prevention.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will examine the pharmacology of drugs pertaining to the Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Respiratory, and Nervous systems. Instruction is focused on common disorders, specific drugs, drug classifications and their abbreviations, indications, and adverse effects, as well as proper forms and routes of delivery. Emphasis is placed on quality assurance and error prevention.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will examine the pharmacology of drugs pertaining to the Digestive, Urinary, Endocrine, and Reproductive systems. Instruction is focused on common disorders, specific drugs, drug classifications and their abbreviations, indications, and adverse effects, as well as proper forms and routes of delivery. Emphasis is placed on quality assurance and error prevention.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 /Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Students will have the opportunity to learn basic pharmacy math skills through calculation and conversion concepts. Instruction will also be provided in reading and interpreting labels and physician?s orders.

CAREER TRAINING.YOU CAN TRUST

ACCREDITED

Southern Careers Institute is Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.

APPROVED

Southern Careers Institute is Approved for training by The Texas Workforce Commission.

authorized

Southern Careers Institute is Authorized by the National Health Career Association to train Pharmacy Technicians and a certification testing site.

OUR GRADUATES HAVE BEENHIRED BY

Employers are not incentivized by Southern Careers Institute (SCI) to hire our graduates. Employers are not incentivized to review or comment on the performance and outcomes of our graduates, or on SCI. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, and job prospects are not indicative of those for current and future students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

THE NUMBERSSAY IT ALL

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2022 Council of Occupational Education Average Placement Rate Across All Programs Offered at All Campuses.

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Southern Careers Institute Graduates Last Year

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students.

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

GET UP TO $4,500FOR YOUR FUTURE

Get up to $4500 in grants toward your career training at Southern Careers Institute.

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

HEAR FROM STUDENTSJUST LIKE YOU

Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indictive of the possible job outcomes for future and current students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER.

Take the certification exam within 3 months of graduation, and we will pay for it!

1. Pick your certification

2. Take the certification exam within 3 months of graduation

3. We will pay for it!

FACT: TODAY'S EMPLOYERSNEED YOUR SKILLS

Pharmacy Technicians Occupation Code: 29-2052

Location Mean Annual Wage
Austin $40,310
Brownsville-Harligen $34,900
Corpus Christi $36,890
Pharr $33,550
San Antonio North & South $39,150
Waco $38,160

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students. 

Displayed salaries and job outlook data do not reflect the prospects of Southern Careers Institute graduates’ job placement outcomes and starting salaries. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data, job prospects, and salary data sourced for (insert specific metro and job page) does not reflect data applicable to entry-level positions.

FINANCIAL AID. THE SIMPLE WAY.

We're here to make sure you can afford the career training you need. Our combination of grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, and Military education benefits are here to ensure a stress-free experience that works around your finances.

Institutional Grants

Federal Financial Aid

Veterans Benefits

Workforce Funding

Private Student Loans

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

FREQUENTLY ASKEDQUESTIONS

We give students an alternative to expensive, four-year degrees. Employers are looking for specific skills from candidates they can hire with confidence. Our coursework goes deeper than pen and paper, providing hands-on learning opportunities that set us apart from the competition. Our goal is to provide you with an education that will empower your future.

That’s okay! At Southern Careers Institute, we have had a plethora of students successfully complete their programs after being away from school for long periods of time. We’re ready to meet you where you’re at, providing a community-based learning environment where you’ll feel right at home as you readjust to life as a student!

Southern Careers Institute provides you with the training you need to sit for certifications in your chosen field. Whether it’s our Medical Assistant training program, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program, Pharmacy Technician program, Business Accounting Specialist program, HVAC program, or any other educational programs available, rest assured that you will graduate ready to tackle industry-specific certifications.

As an accredited school, we participate in many financial aid and grant programs to make your education more achievable. Contact us today and one of our financial aid representatives will explain the process and answer all of your questions.
We have experienced financial aid officers at each campus ready to help you with all your needs. Upon your personal interview, a financial aid officer can determine which financial aid programs you qualify for.
Call 1.833.SCI.TEXAS today to speak with one of our admissions representatives, who will be happy to schedule an appointment to answer all your questions and help match your personality to a specific career path.

“Southern Careers Institute is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300,
Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350
(770) 396-3898 or (800) 917-2081″

Transfer students need to provide a transcript and detailed course descriptions to be eligible for credit transfer with SCI. Please be advised that the acceptance of credits from another school/state board is at the sole discretion of Southern Careers Institute.
If you are a student transferring from another school, you must provide a transcript and detailed course descriptions for review prior to starting school. Please be advised that the acceptance of credits from another school/state board is at the sole discretion of Southern Careers Institute.

Completion time varies by program. However, we can share that our program lengths average between 36-48 weeks. (with successful fulltime enrollment)

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