Health Sciences Institute at Renaissance

Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program


The Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program at HSIR is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a Pharmacy Technician by developing the working knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to perform basic operations of a pharmacy. Students will learn to assist licensed pharmacists in preparing prescription medications, provide customer service, and perform administrative duties within a pharmacy setting, including receiving prescription requests, counting tablets, and labeling bottles, perform administrative functions such as answering phones, billing, and stocking shelves. Pharmacy Technicians work in pharmacies including grocery and drug stores as well as hospitals.


Upon completion of the program the student will be eligible to sit for the Texas State Pharmacy Board (TSBP) Pharmacy Technician certification examination.

Upon completion of the program the student will be eligible to sit for the Texas State Pharmacy Board (TSBP) Pharmacy Technician certification examination.


Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program


Semester I (16 weeks)
Course Number Course Name Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Contact Hours Semester Credit Hours
HSIR 1301* Student Success for Health Professions 48 0 48 3
ANAT 1401* Anatomy & Physiology I 48 64 112 5
PHARM 1312 Pharmaceutical Mathematics I 48 0 48 3
PHARM 1301 Introduction to Pharmacy 48 0 48 3
PHARM 1201 Pharmacy Law 32 0 32 2
Semester Total: 224 64 288 16
Semester II (16 weeks)
Course Number Course Name Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Contact Hours Semester Credit Hours
PHARM 1411 Institutional Pharmacy Practice 48 64 112 5
PHARM 1315 Pharmacy Terminology 48 0 48 3
PHARM 1401 Pharmacotherapy and Disease Process 64 0 64 4
PHARM 1313 Pharmaceutical Mathematics II 48 0 48 3
Semester Total: 208 64 272 15
Semester III (16 weeks)
Course Number Course Name Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Contact Hours Semester Credit Hours
PHARM 1303 Pharmacology 48 0 48 3
PHARM 1331 Pharmacy Third Party Payment 36 60 96 4
PHARM 1313 Community Pharmacy Practice 48 64 112 5
Semester Total: 132 124 256 12
Semester IV (16 weeks)
Course Number Course Name Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Contact Hours Semester Credit Hours
PHARM 1268 Capstone I - Practicum 0 32 32 1
PHARM 1243 Capstone II - Pharm Tech Certification Review 32 0 32 2
Semester Total: 32 32 64 3
Program Total: 596 284 880 46
* indicates course may be offered in a DE format.
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