Bossier Parish Community College


Bossier Parish Community College - Pharmacy Technician Program

Pharmacy Technician Program

General Info

  • Bossier Parish Community College, founded in 1967, is a two-year institution of higher education located in Bossier City, Louisiana.
  • College Mission:
    The mission of Bossier Parish Community College is to provide instruction and service to its community. This mission is accomplished through courses and programs that provide sound academic education, broad career and workforce training, continuing education, and varied community services through flexible instructional delivery systems.

The Program

  • The Pharmacy Technician Program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work as a pharmacy technician under the supervision of licensed pharmacists in retail or hospital clinical pharmacies.
  • College-ready students can complete the Certificate of Technical Studies in Pharmacy Technician in two semesters. With additional course work, students can earn the Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technician.
Learning Outcomes: Recipients of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Pharmacy Technician will have demonstrated
  1. utilization of computer technology in the operation of a pharmacy;
  2. use of effective communication skills and interaction
  3. with a diverse population of health care professionals and patients;
  4. creation of pharmaceutical products using appropriate techniques and skills within accepted guidelines and laws;
  5. performance of mathematical calculations necessary for the preparation and delivery of pharmaceutical products; and application of scientific concepts of anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology to the skills of the pharmacy technician.
  6. Recipients of the Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technician will have additionally demonstrated effective verbal, written, and electronic communication skills necessary for the presentation and management of information; and
  7. integration of critical thinking skills with effective interaction with people of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and interpretation of legal and ethical issues.

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a Pharmacy Technician degree must first meet College admission requirements. Upon the successful completion (minimum of "C") of qualification courses, submission of a program application, and academic rating forms (references), a student may interview for clinical classes. A maximum of 16 students are accepted in clinical classes. Clinical classes are offered in both the fall and spring semesters. Selection of the students for the clinical portion of the program is based on the following:
  1. Grade point average
  2. Three academic rating forms (references)
  3. Interview evaluation by selection committee
  4. Eligibility for a Louisiana State Board of Pharmacy work permit
Prior to enrolling in any course with a PHAR prefix, student must demonstrate competency in reading and English and place into MATH 099 as documented by ACT, placement test, or course completion. Students must enroll in all PHAR prefix classes sequentially.

Students selected for clinical classes must submit all clinical information (described earlier), pay a clinical fee in addition to regular tuition and hold a current Louisiana State Board of Pharmacy work permit.


Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Academic Degree

Pharmacy Technician Certificate


Bossier Parish Community College
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111

Voice +1.318.678.6000
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