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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513
Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4 pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm

Occupational profiles indicate a 28% growth for Pharmacy Technicians by year 2022 in the Alamo Region. Estimated average hourly wage is *$15.51 in the Alamo Region. (Source: SOCRATES-Occupational Profiles-Alamo Region) *Note: Variations should be expected.

As a result of advances in pharmaceutical research, more prescription medications are being used to fight diseases. Also, the number of older people is growing, and older people use more prescription drugs than younger people. (Department of Labor-Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Pharmacy technicians have many options for employment that include, but are not limited to:

  • Community Pharmacies
  • Institutional Pharmacies
  • Nuclear Pharmacies


 Careers Available:



The following titles are examples of careers associated with this program but not limited to:

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmaceutical Care Associate


Academic Departments

Program Coordinator

Marlena Lomas
Phone: (210) 486-4839

Area Contacts

Emily Coppin
Administrative Specialist
Phone: (210) 486-4352
Office: MLH-201

Shierly Rivera
Administrative Associate
Phone: (210) 486-4354
Office: MLH-201

Heather McCreery
Academic Chair, Workforce Programs
Phone: (210) 486-4360
Office: MLH-201A