Pharmacy Technology


The mission of the Pharmacy Technology program is to provide both the technical instruction and skills development for the student to begin or advance their career in the pharmacy technician profession. Our curriculum combines classroom and experiential learning opportunities to prepare graduates to assist registered pharmacists in the patient care process in a variety of clinical settings. The program will prepare the student to take the nationally recognized Pharmacy Technology Certification Board Exam. After passing this exam, the student will be awarded the designation of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

Participants in the Pharmacy Technology Program at Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Shelbyville are subject to a criminal background check, drug screen, and demonstrating proof of immunizations as required by the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy and TCAT's clinical affiliates.

This full-time program meets Monday-Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.


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

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Pharmacy Technician1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville:
1405 Madison St.
Shelbyville, TN 37160


First Trimester: 
PHT 0001: Worker Characteristics
PHT 1010: Orientation
PHT 1020 Keyboarding
PHT 1030: Pharmacy Math
PHT 1040: Pharmacy Practice and Lab I
PHT 1050: Top Drugs I
PHT 1060: Pharmacology I
PHT 1070: Career Readiness
Second Trimester: 
PHT 0002: Worker Characteristics
PHT 2010: Law, Ethics, and HIPAA
PHT 2020: Top Drugs II
PHT 2030: Pharmacy Practice and Lab II
PHT 2040: Pharmacology II
PHT 2050: Third Party Reimbursement
Third Trimester: 
PHT 0003: Worker Characteristics
PHT 3010: Clinical Externship and Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Prep


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