Pharmacy Technician

Program Overview

The mission of the Bossier Parish Community College Pharmacy Technician program is to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work as a certified pharmacy technician under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist in various types of pharmacies. 

The pharmacy technician works as an assistant to a registered pharmacist, assisting and relieving the pharmacist with routine technical and clerical duties and functioning in strict accordance with standard procedures and policies.  For a more complete description of a career as a Pharmacy Technician refer to the website of the National Pharmacy Technician Association.

The BPCC Pharmacy Technician Program offers both an Associate degree and a Certificate of Technical Studies in Pharmacy Technician.  Students are accepted in the fall (August) semester. College ready students can complete the Certificate of Technical Studies in three semesters and the Associate of Applied Science in four semesters.  Students completing the Certificate level program are eligible to return to BPCC to complete the Associate degree in the future.

Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)

Graduate performance on PTCE (Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam)

Year BPCC Graduate Pass Rate National Average Pass Rate
2016 91% 58%
2017 90% 58%
2018 75% 57%
2019 68% 58%
2020 75% 72%


The BPCC Pharmacy Technician Program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacist (AHSP)/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Program Contact Information

Jennifer Powell, CPhT, Program Director