Pharmacy Technology


This one-year program will prepare students to work as pharmacy technicians in wholesale or retail pharmacies, long-term care facilities, hospitals or other healthcare settings. Program instruction includes pharmacy math, pharmacology, top drugs, law and ethics, third-party reimbursement, certification preparation and clinical training.
Pharmacy technicians prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist.  Pharmacy technicians may measure, mix, count, label, and record amounts of medication dosages according to prescription orders.  The program is designed to provide learning experiences and basic competencies that students will need for employment.  Pharmacy students are eligible to register with the state as a Licensed Pharmacy Technician.  Upon completion of the program, Pharmacy Technology graduates are encouraged to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,340.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,302.96

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Pharmacy Assistant432Certificate
Pharmacy Technician1296Diploma

Class Schedule:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 am- 2:30 pm

Clinical Hours:  Vary depending on clinical site availability

Currently accepting applications for fall term which begins September 3, 2024 on the Clarksville Campus.

*All start dates are dependent of sufficient enrollment.

To be considered for admission, please complete the following steps:

  • Online Application by clicking “Apply Now
  • Official High School Transcript or Equivalent
    • Official transcript must be mailed directly from your school system to TCAT Dickson, Attn: Sherry Bowman. Electronic submission of transcripts must be from or National Student Clearinghouse to be considered official. We DO NOT accept emailed transcripts.
    • Foreign Transcripts will require translation and evaluation from a credentialing service to verify equivalent to a US high school diploma. It is the applicant’s responsibility to obtain appropriate credential verification.

Information Sessions:

No additional information sessions are scheduled at this time.  Please contact Sherry Bowman in Student Services for information about admission the program.

For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Murphy, Director of Nursing and Health Careers, 615-441-6220,

Sherry Bowman, Health Careers Student Enrollment, 615-441-6220,


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Campus Locations

Clarksville Campus
135 International Blvd
Clarksville, TN 37040


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