The course provides both classroom instructional training and clinical site training.  Students will have an opportunity to gain clinical experience in the hospital setting and in the retail pharmacy environment.  This wealth of experience is designed to provide students with tools needed to successfully complete the national exam.  Subjects covered include pharmacology, safety, terminology, packing, dispensing, distribution, inventory management, ration strengths, business math, calculating IV flow rates, and other related topics.  Students will earn 10 CEU credits in this 100-hour course.  The training consists of 50 hours of instructional training and 50 hours of clinicals.  The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam is available all year.  Student should expect additional expenses to take licensing exam.  The maximum number of students is 20


(Book Cost from Reese Center Bookstore: $99.95 plus tax)

South Plains College Reese Bookstore 806-716-4610


Steps Required to Register for Pharmacy Tech  

Step 1:  Complete the SPC CE Application  

Step 2:  Provide Proof of Immunizations:  

  • MMR – 2 shot Series or TITER  
  • Current negative TB Test (no older than 1 year prior to the first class day)  
  • Tetanus (no older than 10 years prior to the first class day)  
  • Hepatitis Series or TITER  **Note: HEP B - only titer needed if student cannot find shot record or is in middle of series**  
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) or Proof of Illness  
  • Flu Shot required of all students enrolled between October 1st and March 31st  
  • COVID-19  2-Dose Vaccine/ Letter of Exemption  

Step 3:  Provide Identification  

Names must match on all documents and not expire before the end of class  

  • Valid Driver's License or ID  
  • Social Security Card  

Step 4:  Register in Person  

Step 5: Complete an application to become a Pharmacy Technician Trainee

  • The Pharmacy Technician Trainee application is a requirement in order to do clinical work at the clinical sites and externships at the externship sites.  The estimated cost for the application is $65. 
  • Fingerprinting is required for the Pharmacy Technician Trainee Application.  The estimated cost for fingerprinting is $38-$50.  


COST:  $752.00 

Class Offerings

01/17/2023 thru 03/09/2023 On-Line On-Line Lubbock Career and Technical Center
04/04/2023 thru 05/25/2023 On-Line  On-Line  Lubbock Career and Technical Center
06/20/2023 thru 08/10/2023 On-Line  On-Line  Lubbock Career and Technical Center
09/05/2023 thru 10/26/2023 On-Line  On-Line  Lubbock Career and Technical Center
Currently Not Offered     Plainview Center
Currently Not Offered    

Levelland Campus