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.