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Overview

Our Pharmacy Tech school in Dallas has several classrooms and labs dedicated to student instruction. Our students work with more than 30 different compounding agents in their hands-on labs. And more than 200 placebo prescriptions and dispensing bottles are available for students to train with.

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Students work with the tools of their trade and use industry-grade equipment like laminar airflow hoods, syringes, needles, IV bags and tubing, weighing scales, hotplate stirrers, beakers and graduated cylinders, capsule and tablet makers and molds, ointment tubes, and a variety of packaging items.

And from week one, they begin training in our mock pharmacy lab, which includes a simulated retail, IV, and compounding section.

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Community Involvement

Dallas-area pharmacists and hiring managers talk regularly with our faculty and staff. This allows us to keep up-to-date with the latest requirements of the field and may even offer more externship (on-the-job training) and employment opportunities to our graduates.(1,2)

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To help our students get several perspectives on what a job in pharmacology may be like, our Dallas Pharmacy Technician training program has taken class field trips to places like the Baylor University Medical Center. Our program has also hosted a variety of in-field professionals as on-Campus guest speakers.

In support of their community, our students have contributed their time to local events including the following:

  • Blood drives for Carter Blood Care
  • Food drives for the North Texas Food Bank
  • University of Texas Southwestern BioBank events

And over the years, several of our graduates have gained entry-level pharmacy tech jobs at places like these:(1)

  • The Dallas VA Hospital
  • Texas Oncology
  • Other hospital systems like Baylor, Presbyterian, Parkland, Children’s, Tenet, and HCA
  • CVS, Walgreens, and Davita Rx
  • Albertsons and Kroger
  • And several independent pharmacies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates. Additional requirements for licensure and/or certification may apply.
(2)Must meet minimum GPA requirements to qualify for externship.

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Facilities

Our Garland, Texas, college is located in a growing section of the Metroplex northeast of Dallas. We’re easily accessible – and well known – to the businesses and residents of Dallas, Garland, Mesquite, Sachse, Rockwall, Wylie, Balch Springs, and the surrounding communities.

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Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM | Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

PROGRAM DETAILS

Course List
Course # Course Name Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Externship Qtr Credit Hrs
CD203 Career Development Fundamentals 20 0 0 1.00
CD204 Career Development Principles 20 0 0 1.00
GE116
Written Communication 20 0 0 2.00
GE117
Social Psychology 20 0 0 2.00
GE118 Speech Communication 20 0 0 2.00
GE119
General Psychology 20 0 0 2.00
GE204
Introduction to Algebra Part I 20 0 0 2.00
GE205 Introduction to Algebra Part II 20 0 0 2.00
HS111 Health Science Essentials 30 30 0 3.50
HS112 Health Science Business Procedures 30 30 0 3.50
HS115
Law, Ethics, and Therapeutic Communication
10 50 0 3.00
PT111
Pharmacy Practice
40 40 0 5.00
PT112
Dosage Calculation
40 20 0 3.50
PT115
Therapeutics and Pharmacy Law
20 40 0 3.50
PT117
Therapeutics and Medical Safety
50 30 0 5.00
PT120
Pharmacy Technician Externship
0 0 200 7.00
PT121
Therapeutics, Prescription Entry, and Billing
40 40 0 5.00
PT122
Sterile Products and Quality Assurance
40 20 0 4.00
PT123
Extemporaneous Compounding and Inventory Management
40 40 0 5.00
PT124
Capstone and Certification Preparation
10 30 0 2.00
Total 510 370 200 64
Program Summary

The Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program provides training in the basic elements of the field of pharmacy such as medical abbreviations, prescription writing and interpretation, drug forms and routes of administration, sterile product mixtures and compounding, as well as developing relationships between the pharmacist and the pharmacy technician. The objective of this Program is to prepare graduates for entry-level positions such as pharmacy technician, pharmacy service representative, outpatient pharmacy technician, and inpatient pharmacy technician in work locations such as retail or mail-order pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted-living facilities.

Program completion normally requires 49 weeks of instruction for full-time students, which are delivered over a 53 week period that includes scheduled break times. The Program is divided into 12 monthly academic periods (modules) comprised of 11 months of classroom/laboratory instruction and one 200 hour externship period.

In order to be eligible for the externship period, students must successfully complete all courses in the academic periods and must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Students enrolling in the Pharmacy Technician Program will be subject to one or more background check(s) and drug screening(s). All students in the Pharmacy Technician Program must register as pharmacy technician trainees with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, which includes submitting to a criminal background check, in order to participate in the clinical externship and complete the Pharmacy Technician Program. Pharmacy technician trainee registrations expire two years from the date of registration. For individuals not certified as a pharmacy technician in another state, in order to become a registered pharmacy technician, the individual must take and pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Additionally, the individual must register as a pharmacy technician with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, which includes submitting to a criminal background check. The above is only a summary of the requirements for pharmacy technician trainees and pharmacy technicians. Additional information can be found on the Texas State Board of Pharmacy website: www.TSBP.state.tx.us.

Upon successful completion of all areas of this Program, graduates will be awarded a Diploma in Pharmacy Technician.

Pharmacy Technician Certifications

Registration shows employers that a Pharmacy Technician has met his or her state's requirements to work in a pharmacy, handle prescription drugs, and work with patients. In many states, graduates must be registered with their state's Board of Pharmacy before pursuing employment.

For states that require such registration, Remington College will pay for each of our Pharmacy Technician graduate's State Board of Pharmacy registration fee upon successful completion of the program.

How to Get Your Certifications

Prior to graduating from the program, Remington College requires that students pass both the Sterile Products Certification exam and a nationally accredited Pharmacy Technician Certification exam.(1) Accordingly, all graduates from the Pharmacy Technician program at Remington College will hold at least two certifications. During the Pharmacy Technician program, students will also have a chance to earn their Extemporaneous Compounding certification.(1) There is no additional cost to students for the certification examinations, which are included in the cost of the program.(1,2)

Remington College believes that obtaining these two certifications serves to assure both graduates and employers that Remington College graduates have received an education that has adequately equipped them for the duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician, and may help distinguish them from other job applicants.(2)

(1)Certain restrictions may apply.
(2)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates. State licensure/certification may be required..

Potential Career Destinations(1)

Pharmacy Technician Program at Remington College

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ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES

(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.

ACCREDITED LEARNING INSTITUTION

Remington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

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