Pharmacy Technicians are essential for keeping a pharmacy running smoothly. Whether in a retail setting or in a hospital or other health care facility, Pharmacy Technicians provide not only vital medications, but also helpful advice, reassurance, valuable information, and peace of mind.

With the Pharmacy Technology Associate in Applied Science degree from Gaston College, you will be ready for a career geared towards helping people.


Pharmacy Technology

Be an Important Part of a Health Care Team

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Under the supervision of licensed pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians perform a wide range of tasks as they assist in filling prescriptions and help ensure the health and safety of customers and patients.

A Stable Career

Locally and nationwide, the demand for certified Pharmacy Technicians is strong, with a job outlook that is above average. An increase in the demand for prescribed medications, as well as an aging population and advances in medical research and treatment programs, are all factors in making this a strong career option for you for many years to come.

Certification Preparation and More

The Pharmacy Technology associate degree program provides you with both general education and pharmacy technician courses. Upon graduation you’ll be ready to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. Earning this credential will help you find a position quickly. This degree program is also a great option if you’re interested in transferring to a 4-year university to continue your education for a degree in pharmacy or other health care related fields.

Small Class Sizes

Enrollment in the Pharmacy Technology program is limited to a maximum of 20 students per semester for an optimum learning experience. You’ll need to meet all General Admission requirements before applying for the program. Consult with your admissions advisor to review program-specific admission requirements.

General Education courses for the program are typically offered online or at our Dallas or Lincoln campuses. The pharmacy-specific courses will be taught at the Lincoln Campus


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Associate of Applied Science



The Gaston College Pharmacy Technology program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).



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For program specific questions, please contact:
Sierra Calhoun, Lead Instructor