Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals. Pharmacy technicians work in pharmacies, including those found in drug, general merchandise, and grocery stores, and in hospitals. Most work full time, but many work part time. Most states regulate pharmacy technicians, which is a process that may require passing an exam or completing a formal education or training program. Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services.

This program is a total of 144 hours which consists of classroom, online, and a skills lab components. 

This program is accredited by Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Before completion of the program, students will create a PTCB account and schedule their final PTCE computer based exam. The examination fee, $129.00, is included in the tuition. The PTCB PTCE CPhT exam may serve as a final exam. 

A digital certificate of completion will be issued into Complio after the student attempts the PTCE CPhT exam. A physical certificate of completion may be picked up at the Continuing Education office.   


Want to know the Pharmacy Technician Career Outlook?

United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Pharmacy Technician


Fall 2021 Course Information: Enrolling Now!

  • Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Class size: 6 Min/14 Max
  • Cost: $1440 ($129 Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam® (PTCE®) Fee Included)
  • Hours: 144 Classroom Hours & Skills Lab Hours; there is an online component to this course
  • PTCB Recognized 
  • Spring Adult MorningEvening Class: 
    • January 10th, 2022 - April 28th, 2022
    • Classroom & Skills Lab: T TH Web 8:00am-12:00pm 
    • Classroom & Skills Lab: M W Web 5:30pm-9:30pm

More Classes at our the Extension Sites in Andrews, Pecos, and Monahans!

Andrews: Enrolling Now!

  • Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Class size: 6 Min/14 Max
  • Cost: $1440 ($129 Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam® (PTCE®) Fee Included)
  • Hours: 144 Classroom Hours & Skills Lab Hours; there is an online component to this course
  • PTCB Recognized 
  • Adult Morning Class: 
    • March 22, 2022 - July 7th, 2022
    • Classroom & Skills Lab: T TH Web 8:30am-12:30pm 

Pecos: Enrolling Now!

  • Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Class size: 6 Min/14 Max
  • Cost: $1440 ($129 Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam® (PTCE®) Fee Included)
  • Hours: 144 Classroom Hours & Skills Lab Hours; there is an online component to this course
  • PTCB Recognized 
  • Adult Evening Class: 
    • March 22, 2022 - July 7th, 2022
    • Classroom & Skills Lab: T TH Web 5:30pm-9:30pm
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What do I need to register?

In response to COVID-19, the Health Careers Pre-Registration process has been moved to a Document Tracking Service called COMPLIO! Once you upload your documents, you will have access to them through Complio for a lifetime! The Certificate of Completion will also be accessible through this system when the students have completed a Health Careers program. This pre-registration service will cost $95 for Odessa residents and $107 for students in Extension Sites. This cost for the Bundle includes the required Background Check and Drug Screen costs. Please ensure you have all of the items listed on the Checklist prior to purchase. Also, be mindful that the drug screen order will expire within 30 days of creating an account. Please review COMPLIO's non-refundable policy prior to purchase. You will need to submit the following documentation:

  • Adult Learner Checklist 
  • Checklist may say Non-CNA Learner or other classification; the checklist is correct. 
  • COMPLIO How to Guide & Tutorial will provide you with examples of how to enter your documentation. If you are ready to submit your documents click the link below to create a COMPLIO account. A Customer Service chat is available after an account is created or you can call 1-800-200-0853 Monday-Friday 8am-6pm (MT) for assistance. Click Here to Submit Documents to COMPLIO

Helpful Videos:

Complio Overview

Creating an Account

Change Subscription

Renew Subscription

I am Compliant with COMPLIO and have met all the enrollment requirements. What’s next?

Call the Continuing Education Department at 432-335-6580 to enroll AFTER you have received an email from COMPLIO stating you are “Compliant” and have met the registration requirements. Our team will verify your compliance and enroll you in a Health Careers course.

Within 48 hours of enrolling tuition or payment plan must be initiated. Please use the link below to start your program payment plan. Out team can also accept payment over the phone with a credit card at 432-335-6580.

Payment Plan Link


What do I need prior to the first day of class?

Our programs require students to wear Galaxy Blue scrubs to class and clinical. Students will need to purchase at least one set but additional scrubs sets may be needed. Additionally, you will need a textbook for class which can be reserved and purchased through the Odessa College Bookstore 432-335-6655.  Students need to access their Blackboard account.

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Disclaimers:

*Offerings are subject to restrictions and/or guidelines issued by local, state, and national government entities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes, courses, and/or programs may be postponed or cancelled as Odessa College determines necessary to remain in compliance with such restrictions or guidelines.