Pharmacy Technician

This program is available at the Ferriday Campus.

Program Description

The Pharmacy Technician program provides students with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to qualify for entry-level positions in pharmacies as well as prepare for national certification.

Graduates of this program help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health care professionals. Pharmacy Technicians work in pharmacies, including retail stores, hospitals, and other health care facilities.

Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate from this program. Completion time depends on course load, course withdrawals, and repeat courses. The program takes approximately two semesters to complete based on full-time status (15+ hours per semester).


The estimated program cost per semester (subject to change) is $2,346 (based on the highest credential available).

Gainful Employment Disclosure 

  • This program is designed to be completed in 10 months.
  • This program will cost $4692.00 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ 8810.00 of debt.
  • The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Louisiana
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Credentials and Exit Points

The credentials and exit points for this program are listed below. Students who pursue the highest credential for this program (Certificate of Technical Studies) have the opportunity to finish each semester with a competency certificate.

CTS – Pharmacy Technician

Exit Points
CTC - Pharmacy Clerk

Career and Technical Certificate (CTC), Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS)