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Kilgore College is extending the deadline to Aug. 9 for students to register for the Pharmacy Technician Certificate program.

Classes begin Aug. 19 and will run through Dec. 20.

The Pharmacy Technician program provides students flexible, affordable classes to earn a certificate yielding job possibilities in drug stores, doctors’ offices and grocery store pharmacies.

According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, “Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services.”

The program consists of four classes: Introduction to Pharmacy Structure, Mathematics and Law; Pharmacy Technician Practice in Community Setting; Applying Pharmacology to Technician Practice and Pharmacy Technician Clinical.

Tuition for the certificate program is $1,842 (plus textbooks) which includes tuition, program screening fees, uniform, license, testing and certification fees.

The KC Bookstore is offering a bundled price of $231 for all needed textbooks.

For entrance requirements and other information, visit www.kilgore.edu/pharmacy-technology.

For more information, call 903-983-8645 or email gjackson@kilgore.edu or jalcantar@kilgore.edu.

Individual Course Details:

PHRA 1001Introduction to Pharmacy Structure, Mathematics & Law

  • (Requires concurrent enrollment in PHRA 1013)
  • 11 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. (Mon/Wed/Fri)
  • Aug. 19 – Sept. 25 (no classes on Labor Day, Sept. 2)
  • Tuition and Fees: $430

PHRA 1013Pharmacy Technician Practice in Community Setting

  • (Requires concurrent enrollment in PHRA 1001)
  • 1 to 3 p.m. (Mon/Wed/Fri)
  • Aug. 19 – Sept. 25 (no classes on Labor Day, Sept. 2)
  • Tuition and Fees: $249

PHRA 1005Applying Pharmacology to Technician Practice                

  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Mon/Wed/Fri)
  • Sept. 27 – Nov. 11
  • Tuition and Fees:  $664

PHRA 1061Pharmacy Technician Clinical                      

  • 20 hours per week
  • Nov. 13 – Dec. 20
  • Tuition and Fees: $499