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Pharmacy technician certificate program

General Info

Northwest Vista College, founded on 1995, is a public community college within the Alamo Community College District in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  • Mission:
    The Alamo Community College District provides educational opportunities for the citizens of Bexar and surrounding counties, thus contributing to the economic, academic, social and cultural development of the region. The colleges, catalysts for changing lives, serve as centers of academic excellence and technological advancement.

The Program

The Pharmacy Technology Training Program at Northwest Vista College is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and practical skills required of an entry-level technician in both community and hospital pharmacy settings. This certificate program offers a comprehensive curriculum of didactic as well as hands-on experience in prescription filling, inventory packaging, patient profiling, sterile products preparation, and pharmacy calculations. Students receive academic and technical training and learn how to support pharmacists during patient consultations, counter dispensing operations, and prescription preparation. In addition, the coursework prepares students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination.


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

Academic Degree

Pharmacy Technology Program offers a Certificate Option only.
Coursework completed at Northwest Vista college also prepares students for the national certification examination.


Northwest Vista College
Pharmacy Technology Training Program
3535 N. Ellison Drive
San Antonio, TX 78251

Voice +1.210.348.2418
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Added: Fri Apr 02 2010
Last Modified: Thu Feb 06 2014