Scholarships available for new Pharmacy Technician program beginning this month

Kilgore College has set aside scholarship dollars for individuals interested in beginning the new Pharmacy Technician Certificate program at KC. Qualified students may receive up to $1,000 in aid; however, there are a limited number of scholarships available.

Seats are filling quickly for the program that begins Feb. 22 on the Kilgore campus.

To qualify for scholarship consideration, students must complete a scholarship application and demonstrate the ability to succeed academically with a satisfactory high school or college GPA.

The new Pharmacy Technician program at KC will provide 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 more information on the scholarship opportunities or program information, email Lacy Crawford, instructor, at lcrawford@kilgore.edu or contact Gail Jackson at gjackson@kilgore.edu or 903-988-8645.

More information on the program is available at www.kilgore.edu/pharmacy-technology.


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)
Feb. 22 to April 8 (no classes March 11-15)
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)
Feb. 22 to April 8 (no classes March 11-15)
Tuition and Fees: $249

PHRA 1005Applying Pharmacology to Technician Practice                
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Mon/Wed/Fri)
April 10 to May 17 (no class April 19)
Tuition and Fees:  $664

PHRA 1061Pharmacy Technician Clinical                      
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Mon/Wed/Fri)
May 20 to June 26 (no class May 27)
Tuition and Fees: $499