The pharmacy technology certificate program is a two-semester program that provides an excellent introduction to the pharmacy profession. Students begin the traditional 9-month program the daytime program in the fall. Recruitment for the fall class at LSC-North Harris begins in the month of April. An evening program is also available that starts in the spring semester and runs for 12 months. Recruitment for the spring class begins in November.
LSC-North Harris also offers a an Associate Degree in Pharmacy Technology. Students interested in ultimately becoming pharmacists can benefit from the knowledge gained in the classroom and internship experiences. Program credit hours will not transfer into a professional sequence for pharmacy school.
The pharmacy technology certificate program prepares graduates to sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination, administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, to become a certified pharmacy technician (CPhT). As of January 1, 2001, pharmacy technicians in the State of Texas were required to be certified. The Texas State Board of Pharmacy also requires certified pharmacy technicians to register with the board as of June 2004. Those technicians not certified are restricted on duties and must be certified by examination within the year allotted.
Before a student can begin their clinical courses, the student must be registered with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) and must obtain a background check clearance through the State. Links to the TSBP and their FAST Fingerprint background check process can be found at the left side of your screen.
Faculty and Staff
Dr. Nancy Lim
Program Director, Professor
Office: WNSP 160C
Alice E. Venier
Office: WNSP 160B
Dr. Bill Drees
Dean, Health and Human Services Division
Office: WNSP 155B
Office: WNSP 155
Office: WNSP 174G