Pharmacy Technician


The mission of the Pharmacy Technician program is to provide both the technical instruction and skill development for the student to become gainfully employed in the field of pharmacy. Our curriculum is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), and combines classroom and experiential learning. This culminates in hands-on experience in a variety of clinical settings, such as hospital, retail, mail-order, and specialty pharmacies. Students will receive hands-on experience using PioneerRx, a leading pharmacy software system. More information about this software is available at

The program will also prepare the student to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s (PTCB) certification exam. After passing this exam, they will be awarded the designation of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:45 AM to 2:30 PM


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 8 Months
Clock Hours 864
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,046.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $788.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Pharmacy Technician864Diploma

Prospective students must meet all requirements below in order to enroll in the Pharmacy Technician course:

  • You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to enroll.
  • Complete the TCAT – Murfreesboro application for enrollment.
  • Provide a regular high school diploma or GED transcript.
  • Provide proof of required immunizations.
  • Successfully complete the HESI Assessment. For more information on the HESI Assessment, please click here and scroll to the HESI Assessment for Allied Health section.

The State of Tennessee requires that all pharmacy technicians be licensed. The application process for a state license includes a mandatory criminal background check. Further information about the licensing requirements may be found at the State Board of Pharmacy website.

Other states have varying requirements regarding employment as a pharmacy technician. Each state’s Board of Pharmacy administers regulations accordingly.

All students will be required to submit to drug testing, as well as an additional background check, prior to being placed in a clinical rotation. 

Campus Locations

Murfreesboro Campus (Main)
1303 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Job Duties

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 10,840

Current job openings per year: 940

Books and Supplies Lists


Adam Hasty
615-898-8010 Ext.127

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