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Our Pharmacy Technician diploma program was introduced to the Lafayette campus in January 2010, and it’s been helping to train students like you for potential entry-level roles as pharmacy technicians ever since.(1)

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Our program at Lafayette includes engaging and informative hands-on lab and classroom experiences. You won’t just study material from books, you’ll use visual aids to learn anatomy and physiology, and practice in our mock pharmacy lab.

  • In our Pharmacy Technician program lab and classrooms at Lafayette, you can practice developing your hands-on pharmacy tech skills beginning with your first program module.
  • The mock pharmacy resembles a typical retail setting, where you receive mock prescriptions and run them through the filling process to prepare them for your instructors to check.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to practice handling partial fills and completion fills, ordering drugs for the next day, calling or faxing doctors’ offices for refill requests, and more.
  • Later in your training, you’ll practice compounding your own preparations and take part in hands-on labs, working with chemicals and agents like boric acid, acacia, glycerin, isopropyl alcohol; hydrocortisone, zinc oxide, and more.
  • Your last module offers you an externship opportunity, which allows you to work alongside professionals in the field and learn what the job is like in an actual work setting.(2)
  • You can also work toward earning your Pharmacy Tech Certification (CPhT).

(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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Community Involvement

Our Lafayette Pharmacy Tech training program features guest speakers including Pharmacists from retail and hospital settings come to our Campus to give students insight on how a pharmacy works and what would be expected of them as pharmacy technicians.(1)

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Our Lafayette Pharmacy Technician program has externship contracts with:

  • Retail sites like Walgreens, CVS, and Winn Dixie.
  • Independent sites like Thrifty Way and some family-owned pharmacies.
  • Hospital sites like Lafayette General and Lafayette Community Clinic.

Our Pharmacy Tech students also join in Campus-wide community fundraising events like Coats for Kids, food drives, and blood drives for the Lafayette community.

And, Pharmacy Tech students who are members of our Nightingale Medical Honor Society take part in at least eight hours of community service within the Lafayette Parish.(2)

(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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July 1998 marked the start of Remington College in Lafayette, Louisiana. Since that time, we’ve established our presence in the community by delivering professional training programs that are in step with the needs of Acadiana college students.

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Our Campus is dynamic and lively, our people are warm and welcoming, and our halls are filled with postcards, pictures, and information about our graduates and the companies they now work for.(1)

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates. Additional requirements for licensure and/or certification may apply.

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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
Written Communication 20 0 0 2.00
Social Psychology 20 0 0 2.00
GE118 Speech Communication 20 0 0 2.00
General Psychology 20 0 0 2.00
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
Law, Ethics, and Therapeutic Communication
10 50 0 3.00
Pharmacy Practice
40 40 0 5.00
Dosage Calculation
40 20 0 3.50
Therapeutics and Pharmacy Law
20 40 0 3.50
Therapeutics and Medical Safety
50 30 0 5.00
Pharmacy Technician Externship
0 0 200 7.00
Therapeutics, Prescription Entry, and Billing
40 40 0 5.00
Sterile Products and Quality Assurance
40 20 0 4.00
Extemporaneous Compounding and Inventory Management
40 40 0 5.00
Capstone and Certification Preparation
10 30 0 2.00
Total 510 370 200 64
Program Summary

The Pharmacy Technician Degree 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.

The Program consists of 90 academic quarter credit hours and is designed to be delivered over twenty-four months, which are divided into eight three-month quarters. The first four quarters consist of 12 one-month modules delivered in hybrid format. In the hybrid format, some courses are delivered residentially and some courses are delivered via distance education (i.e., on-line). Some of the courses delivered residentially may contain on-line/distance education components, exercises, learning resources, assignments, etc. The final four quarters are delivered as four 12-week quarters, and are entirely on-line, with the exception of a 40-hour externship course component. The externship portion of the program is 200 hours comprised of a 160-hour one-month course/module and a 40-hour one week course/module.

In order to be eligible for the externship period, students must successfully complete all other 100-and 200-level 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). In the state of Louisiana, students enrolling in the Pharmacy Technician Program will be required to obtain a Pharmacy Technician Candidate Registration in order to be eligible to participate in the externship. This registration includes a criminal background check. The state of Louisiana also requires pharmacy technicians to obtain a Louisiana Pharmacy Technician Certificate in order to practice as a technician.

Upon successful completion of all areas of this Program, graduates will be awarded an Associate of Science Degree 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



Pharmacy Technician Program at Remington College


Pharmacy Technician Program at Remington College


(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.


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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