Pharmacy Technology

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. The student will manage inventory according to legal requirements in a pharmacy setting.     
  2. The student will obtain and manage patient information in a confidential and organized manner.
  3. The student will accurately prepare drug products for dispensing or distribution according to state law.
  4. The student will apply pharmacy laws and professional standards to inventory control documentation and distribution recordkeeping in a hospital pharmacy.
  5. The student will prepare nonsterile medication compounds according to United States Pharmacopeia Standard 795.
  6. The student will create audience-based, pharmacy topic summaries in American Standard English using AJHP Publication format by researching appropriate drug information resources.
  7. The student will prepare sterile medication compounds according to United States Pharmacopeia Standard 797.

Advisory Committee Members

Adriana Pedraza, RPh, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Beatrice Godines, RPh, Mission Regional Medical Center
Emilio Garza, RPh, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance                          
David Castro, MBA, RPh, Weslaco Regional Rehabilitation Hospital 
Yvonne Margo, RPh, Richard's Pharmacy
Emmanuel Ruiz, CPhT, Walgreens
Jessica Vallejo, CPhT, Weslaco Regional Rehabilitation Hospital

Pharmacy Technology Associate of Applied Science

TSI Liable

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
PHRA 1201 Introduction to Pharmacy 2
PHRA 1209 Pharmaceutical Mathematics I 2
PHRA 1202 Pharmacy Law 2
PHRA 1305 Drug Classification 3
PHRA 1306 Computerized Drug Delivery Systems 3
PHRA 1215 Pharmacy Terminology 2
 Credit Hours14
PHRA 1347 Pharmaceutical Mathematics II 3
PHRA 1449 Institutional Pharmacy Practice 4
PHRA 1413 Community Pharmacy Practice 4
PHRA 1304 Pharmacotherapy and Disease Process 3
 Credit Hours14
PHRA 1265 Practicum I: Entry Level Practice 2
 Credit Hours2
Second Year
PHRA 1441 Pharmacy Drug Therapy and Treatment 4
PHRA 1445 Compounding Sterile Preparations 4
PHRA 1471 Advanced Pharmacy Technology Practice 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
 Credit Hours15
PHRA 1143 Pharmacy Technician Certification Review 1
PHRA 1166 Practicum II:Advanced Level Practice 1
PSYC 2301
General Psychology 1
or Lifespan Growth and Development
Humanities Elective 1 3
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology 1 3
Math/Natural Sciences Elective 1,2 4
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours60

Identifies courses to fulfill minimum 15 credit hour General Education requirement


Students must take a 4 credit hour course in order to fulfill the Math and Natural Sciences Elective.