Pharmacy Technician

Do you excel in math and science and find medicine and technology fascinating? Then we have the prescription for your career indecision. Look no further than preparing and dispensing medication. Become an essential health care worker as a pharmacy technician!

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 Degrees & Certificates

The AAS degree in a health science concentration lets you continue your education goals, transfer to a university health care administration or allied health program, and pursue advanced employment opportunities.

  • 60 credit hours

This convenient program includes two clinical courses. After passing the national certification exam, register with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy to practice as a certified pharmacy technician in Texas.

  • 32 credit hours

Program Info

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North Campus
 281-998-6150 ext. 7348

South Campus
 281-998-6150 ext. 3597

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 North Campus, South Campus

Serving students in Houston, Channelview, Sheldon, Crosby, Summerwood, Southeast Houston, Pearland, Clear Lake, Webster, Friendswood, and surrounding communities.


The Pharmacy Technician program at San Jacinto College is an Advanced Level Training Program that is accredited by The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The program is also a Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) recognized program.

Application Information and Deadlines

Admission Procedures

The Pharmacy Technician Program at South campus accepts students twice a year. Application deadlines are July 15th for the Fall semester and November 30th for the Spring semester.

The Pharmacy Technician Program at North campus accepts students once a year; the Fall semester for full-time day program and for part-time afternoon program. Application deadline is July 31st.


Once the deadline for applications has passed, all completed files will be reviewed and processed.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the program must:

1. Meet the College's general admission requirements

2. Meet the Program's Admission Requirements

  • Complete and submit TSAI scores (see
  • Complete and submit a program application
  • Have a clear background check
  • Have a negative 10-panel drug screen
  • Have a valid Social Security Number

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Selection Criteria

Acceptance to the Pharmacy Technician Program is based on open enrollment, first come first served basis. If a student meets all basic requirements, he/she is accepted for admission.  When the program capacity is reached, qualified applicants are placed on a waiting list in the order their application was received, and they are offered admission during the next admission cycle.



Approximate Program Costs

See Approximate Total Costs for Pharm Tech Program.

Background Check/Drug Screening Information

The Pharmacy Technician Program utilizes the company Castle Branch to perform background checks, drug screen testing and to manage all required documents. All applicants are required to purchase and pass the background check and drug screen testing BEFORE they are allowed to register for any Pharmacy Technician course. Select the link below to access the Package Code:

North Campus South Campus
North Campus Package Code South Campus Package Code
Castle Branch User Guide Castle Branch User Guide


Information Sessions

Information sessions for both campuses will be held as zoom meetings, or face-to-face with the appropriate program director. For more information, please contact:

Program Outcomes


Campus Date Pass Rates
North Campus 6/29/21 91%
South Campus 12/5/19 89%


Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) National Pass Rate (2020):

Exams Administered Number of Exams Passed Pass Rate
33,634 23,522 78%


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