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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

Pharmacy Technology

Continuing Education Certificate Program Plan 

The Pharmacy Technology program provides students with the technical knowledge and practical skills required of an entry-level technician in both community and hospital pharmacy settings.  This certificate program offers a comprehensive curriculum of didactic as well as hands-on training in prescription filling, inventory packaging, patient profiling, sterile products preparation, and pharmacy calculations.

Semester I

  • ITSC 1001 Introduction to Computers
  • PHRA 1009 Pharmaceutical Mathematics I
  • HITT 1005 Medical Terminology I
  • PHRA 1001 Introduction to Pharmacy
  • PHRA 1005 Drug Classification

Semester II

  • PHRA 1091 Special Topics in Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
  • POFT 1028 Business Presentations
  • PHRA 1013 Community Pharmacy Practice
  • PHRA 1045 Intravenous Admixture & Sterile Compounding

Semester III

  • PHRA 2064 Practicum (or Field Experience) – Pharmacy Technician/Assistant


Click here to learn about the Academic Pharmacy Technician program

CE Contact Persons

Anthony Andrade
CE Program Manager
Phone: 210.486.4442

Yvonne Haynes
CE Program Manager
Phone: 210.486.4407

Angelica Esparza
CE Administrative Services Specialist
Phone: 210.486.4406

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