Program Facts

Learn to help pharmacists fill prescriptions by compounding pills, ointments, IV solutions and more.

Prepare for career opportunities in retail and hospital settings.

Complete your degree in as few as 8 months of study.*

Available at Concorde in Memphis.


Program Overview

Want to play an important role in helping people gain access to the medication that can improve their lives? Train to become a pharmacy technician with Concorde in Memphis. In as few as 8 months, you can learn to compound (mixing) medications for retail and hospital settings, perform administrative and insurance billing duties, and provide customer service.

Pharmacy Technician Curriculum

This AAS program combines foundational college-level general knowledge with pharmacology concepts and office administration procedures. It includes hands-on training in compounding, plus an externshipᶛ to help you understand how concepts you learn in the classroom apply in the real world.

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology I and II with Lab
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
  • Compounding and Aseptic Techniques
  • Microbiology
  • Externship

ᶛ Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, whose length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes.

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount. The associate of science degree program is currently only available through the Memphis, TN and Southaven, MS campuses.