Pharmacy Technology

 Pharmacy Technology

Pharmacy Technology Program at El Paso Community College provides a specialized classroom and clinical education which prepares individuals with the knowledge, skills and techniques to become vital members of the pharmacy care team. The pharmacy technician’s role in the pharmacy is changing and the technician is being given more responsibility in the dispensing area. Typical job duties could be, but are not limited to, reading and interpreting prescriptions, preparing and packaging prescriptions, managing pharmacy inventory and mixing sterile pharmaceuticals. Students accepted in the Pharmacy Technology Program attend specialized classes, as well as classes in the biological sciences, and complete clinical rotations.

Upon completion of the program, students are well-prepared to sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination.

Pharmacy Technologists are eligible to work in hospitals, retail and home health pharmacies. Under the supervision of a pharmacist, the pharmacy technician is involved directly with: 

  • Medication distribution
  • Utilization of extensive computer skills
  • Assistance with controlled substance inventory
  • Preparation intravenous admixtures
  • Parental nutrition products
  • Handling of chemotherapeutic agents
  • Preparation of nonsterile medical products.

The Pharmacy Technician Program conducted at El Paso Community College, El Paso, Texas is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education.


For More Information Contact:

Nader Rassei, MD, cPht, phTR

RG, Room B308 A

(915) 831-4490


Salary Range
El Paso: $31,510 - $34,230
State of TX: $32,620 - $34,860


Career Ladder Mobility
Certification by examination is offered three times throughout the year by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

Duration of program
1 year – Certificate of Completion
2 year - Associate Program

 Program Information Guide