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 both the fall (August) and spring (January) semesters. 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
2014 82% 56%
2015 79% 57%
2016 91% 58%
2017 90% 58%
2018 75% 57%


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

Pioneer Rx Pharmacy Software

The Bossier Parish Community College Pharmacy Technician Program partners with PioneerRx Pharmacy Software. PioneerRx enhances our curriculum with a hands-on approach to learning that simulates the functions and workflow of in a pharmacy. For more information about the software, visit

  • Students will simulate prescription processing, which includes (but is not limited to):
  • Entering new prescriptions
  • Verifying patient information; including mediation history, allergies, disease states, and drug interactions
  • Entering new patients and providers to a database
  • Entering insurance information
  •  Create labels for filling
  •  Simulation of adjudication of insurance

Program Contact Information

Courtney Giddens, CPhT, Clinical Coordinator

Cindy Adams

Tonia Sharp