The Pharmacy Technician Program accepts students at Bossier Parish Community College beginning in both fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite classes for the “PHAR” prefixed courses may be taken at any time prior to application.
The BPCC Pharmacy Technician Program offers both an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and a Certificate of Technical Studies in Pharmacy Technician. Students who earn an AAS will complete all coursework required of a Certificate, plus 27 hours of specified additional coursework. Students who earn a Certificate from BPCC are eligible to return to BPCC to complete the coursework for the AAS at a later date.
The BPCC Pharmacy Technician Program accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).
The Pharmacy Technician Program provides students with the skill and knowledge necessary to work as a pharmacy technician under the supervision of licensed pharmacists in various types of pharmacies. College-ready students can complete the Certificate of Technical Studies in Pharmacy Technician in two semesters* and the Associate of Applied Science in four semesters*. The pharmacy technician works as an assistant to a registered pharmacist, assisting or relieving the pharmacist in routine technical and clerical duties and functioning in strict accordance with standard written procedures and guidelines.
For a more complete description of a career as a Pharmacy Technician, refer to the website of the National Pharmacy Technician Association.
Elizabeth Huff, CPhT, Clinical Coordinator
Building B, Room 105
Office Phone 318-678-6306
In order to be accepted into the Pharmacy Technician Program, you must completely fill out the program application, perform the required tasks, be currently in enrolled or successfully completed all prerequisite coursework with a “C” or better, and provide ALL of the requested documentation. Students apply during the third week of first week program classes (concurrently enrollment in PHAR 102 Lecture/Lab and PHAR 104). Students must interview, and those that qualify are accepted for the following semester of Clinical classes during the sixth week of this first semester.
Once a student has been accepted into the clinical phase (PHAR 110, PHAR 120, PHAR 151) of the Pharmacy Technician Program the student will have additional responsibilities.
These are outlined in the General Catalog in the following sections:
Examples of some of these responsibilities and restrictions are listed below: