Pharmacy technicians are vital to the future of the pharmacy and its customers. Working under the direction of a licensed pharmacist, pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in their daily functions, allowing pharmacists to spend more time addressing patient questions, cross-referencing prescribed medications and interactions, and ensuring that the patient receives the correct drug therapy.
In hospitals, technicians take on added responsibilities such as reading patient charts, preparing medications, delivering prescribed medications to patients and copying detailed information about those medications onto patient profiles.
Get the TSTC advantage through the pharmacy tech specialization that focuses on the specific skills needed in today's fast-paced, high-volume pharmacy. If you like working with people and enjoy a fast-paced environment, you’ve come to the right place.
What you’ll do!
TSTC’s star power prep
Certification — a necessity
Certified technicians often earn more than those who are non-certified. In addition to earning a certificate from TSTC, graduates can earn the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) designation through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Certified technicians can continue to build knowledge and skills through recertification requirements, which include ongoing professional development every two years.
TSTC’s faculty members have worked in the profession and are certified and registered pharmacy technicians.
TSTC has active member status in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), which offers member status and CE educational programming to Pharmacy Technicians. TSTC also has faculty that are nationally certified in IV Compounding.
Small class size
At TSTC, our Pharmacy classes average 20 students per class to ensure instructors have time to work with each student.
Compared to other colleges, TSTC students spend much more time in work settings, operating the instruments they will use in their respective fields. It’s just one of the many ways TSTC ensures you get the strong training you need to succeed in your career choice.
With an advisory committee consisting of current industry professionals who meet at least annually to direct the program’s curriculum, TSTC ensures its programs match industry needs. This partnership makes it easier for TSTC graduates to be work-ready and obtain jobs when hiring time arrives. Many major companies understand the important part they play by serving on a TSTC advisory committee.
As industry professionals, our advisory committee members assist the college in determining the courses you study, providing a valuable advantage. They can ensure that what we teach matches what the pharmacy industry is seeking.
In addition to the time spent on actual hands-on work in lab settings, students intern in area pharmacies, providing them the additional advantage of actually working in the profession — offering undeniable reasons why employers are attracted to TSTC graduates.