SPC to offer Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Training course starting April 4


LUBBOCK – South Plains College Lubbock Career and Technology Center is pleased to announce the launch of its Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Training program, designed to provide students with the knowledge and experience necessary to pass the national certification exam. The program is a 100-hour course that includes 50 hours of classroom instruction and 50 hours of clinical training. The cost of the course is $752.   

Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in both hospital and retail pharmacy settings, allowing them to develop the skills and confidence needed to excel in their future careers. The curriculum covers a range of topics, including pharmacology, safety, terminology, packing, dispensing, distribution, inventory management, ratio strengths, business math and calculating IV flow rates.

Upon completion of the program, students will earn 10 CEU credits and will be prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam. While the exam is available year-round, students should expect additional expenses to take the licensing exam.

The Pharmacy Tech classes will be taught as a hybrid option. The instructional lectures will be taught at the Lubbock Career and Technology Center in LBC124. The clinicals will be taught at the various United Pharmacies and at Covenant Hospitals. The classroom portion of the training will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. April 4 through May 25. The clinical training at United Pharmacy and Covenant is TBD by the clinical site and the student. 

The course textbook is “The Pharmacy Technician 7th Edition,” which can be purchased for $99.95 plus tax from the Reese Center Bookstore.

The maximum number of students is 20, so interested parties are encouraged to sign up early.

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 day of class)   
  • Tetanus (no older than 10 years prior to the first day of class)   
  • 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 Oct. 1 and March 31   
  • 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.   

South Plains College is committed to providing high-quality education and training programs that meet the needs of its students and the community. For more information about the Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Training program, contact Ben Alexander, Executive Director of the Lubbock Career and Technical Center, at (806) 716-4608 or Stephanie Prieto, Administrative Assistant, at (806) 716-4604. Call and ask about tuition assistance.