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Pharmacy Technician Diploma or Associate of Applied Science Program

Memphis, TN

Prepare for a new career sooner than you think

Medication can change lives. By training for a career as a pharmacy technician, you can learn to help people gain access to the treatment prescribed that they need to feel better. Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists with the day-to-day work flow of the pharmacy in order to help customers feel better.

Pharmacy Technician Career Overview

Pharmacy technicians assist a pharmacist in their duties, including: handling customer transactions and compound medications under the direction of a pharmacist. They also handle insurance claim processing, inventory and more.

The primary duties of a pharmacy technician include:

  • Collecting customer information to fulfill prescriptions
  • Contacting physicians to request a pharmacy refill
  • Measuring, packaging & labeling prescriptions
  • Tracking pharmacy inventory & re-ordering supplies
  • Answering customer phone calls
  • Arranging customer consultations with the pharmacist
  • Scheduling vaccination appointments

Memphis Pharmacy Technician Diploma and Associate Degree Program Overview

Concorde Career College Memphis campus offers a diploma and a path to earn your associate of applied science degree as a pharmacy technician program options that can help prepare you for retail or institutional pharmacy tech careers.

The Pharmacy Technician programs with the Memphis campus combine online coursework with in-person labs and a hands-on externship. The curriculum is designed to teach students the fundamentals of supporting pharmacists, compounding medications, filling prescriptions, and helping patients.

As part of the programs students learn pharmaceutical calculations for different patient populations, such as pediatric patients, cancer patients, and patients requiring medications for their daily well-being.

The associate of science degree program includes general education coursework in addition to the core pharmacy technician curriculum. 

Now Enrolling for Concorde's Memphis campus:

  • Learn to help pharmacists fill prescriptions by compounding pills, ointments, IV solutions and more.
  • Prepare for career opportunities in retail, mail-order, hospital and long-term care settings, pharmacy benefits management and more
  • Complete the diploma in as few as 6-months of study or the associate of science degree in as few as 14-months

Get started by scheduling an in-person or virtual Career Planning Session with Concorde Memphis today to find out if the pharmacy technician diploma program is right for you!

  1. **Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for pharmacy technicians 2022-2032 Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

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

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Pharmacy Technician Diploma in as few as 6-months!

This pharmacy technician diploma program through the Memphis campus, combines foundational knowledge of medical terminology, pharmacology, pharmacy law, pharmaceutical calculations, administration procedures, and more. It includes hands-on training in sterile and non-sterile compounding in our labs, plus an externship to help you gain real-world experience.

Pharmacy Tech Diploma Coursework

  • Medication preparation, distribution & storage
  • Understanding prescription & medication orders
  • Drug-use review & pharmacy management
  • Pharmacy equipment & facilities maintenance
  • Collecting patient information

In order to graduate from the Pharmacy Technician (Diploma) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum: Memphis Pharmacy Tech Diploma Program Curriculum

Pharmacy Technician Associate of Applied Science Degree in as few as 14-months.

This associate of science (AAS) program combines foundational college-level general knowledge with pharmacology concepts and office administration procedures. It also includes hands-on training in compounding, plus an externship to help you understand how the 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

 Students seeking the Pharmacy Tech AAS program must successfully complete the following curriculum: Memphis Pharmacy Tech Associate of Applied Science Degree Curriculum

 Pharmacy Technician Program Admissions Requirements

  • Approved Application
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Wonderlic / ORA  Assessment
  • Financial Aid Meeting & Personal Funding Plan

Career Outlook

Projected National Demand for Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians may find different career paths and employment opportunities in roles with:

  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Online Pharmacies & Prescription Fulfillment Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Inpatient & Outpatient Clinics
  • Pharmaceutical Research & Sales


Projected national job demand for Pharmacy Technicians from 2022-2032 

Projected 10-Year Outlook

Address and Hours

Memphis Campus

5100 Poplar Ave.
Suite 132
Memphis, Tennessee 38137

PH: (901) 881-2694
FX: (901) 761-3293

Campus Hours of Operation

Monday8 am - 7 pm
Tuesday8 am - 7 pm
Wednesday8 am - 7 pm
Thursday8 am - 7 pm
Friday8 am - 5 pm
SaturdayBy Appointment

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.


Accreditation and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.

ASHP: Accredited

The Pharmacy Technician (Diploma) program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 657-3000.

  1. 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.

  2. Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

  3. Financial aid is available to those who qualify but may not be available for all programs. Concorde does not guarantee financial aid or scholarship awards or amounts.

  4. Clinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.

  5. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.