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Program / Pharmaceutical Chemical Technician

Is taught in: CECyT 6


At the end of the Pharmaceutical Chemical Technician career, the graduate will be prepared to join higher level studies in the Medical-Biological branch, as well as to immediately access the industrial sector of goods and services, applying the knowledge and skills that will allow him/her to install, operate and maintain the systems that make up the digital communication networks.

The graduate will be able to occupy intermediate positions between managers and operators that support the industrial organization with quality.

The students of this career are prepared for life over-coming the challenges that Education 4.0 demands, and upon completion of their studies will be ready for the social and labor impact that today demands the Institute in its internationalization.

Candidate's Profile


  • Classes are given in Spanish.
  • Basic knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, history, geography, civics, mathematics, reading, writing, English and computers.


  • For self-directed study and under advisement.
  • Good handling of bibliographic information.
  • To show interest in research.


  • Affinity and taste for the productive activity of the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Show initiative and creativity.
  • Willingness to work individually and in teams.
  • Incorporate ICT's into their daily practice.

Graduate's profile

Generic Competences

  • Knows and values him/herself and approaches problems and challenges taking into account the objectives he/she is pursuing.
  • Listens, interprets, and delivers relevant messages in different contexts using appropriate media, codes, and tools.
  • Develops innovations and propose solutions to problems.
  • Supports a personal position on topics of interest and general relevance, considering other points of view critically and reflectively.
  • Participates and collaborates effectively in diverse teams.
  • Learns by initiative and self-interest throughout life.
  • Chooses and practices healthy lifestyles.

Disciplinary Competences

  • Organizes and manages work groups, and can find practical applications in the different stages of drug production.
  • Follows instructions and procedures reflexively, understanding how each step contributes to the achievement of an objective.
  • Articulates knowledge from different fields and establishes relationships between them and his/her daily life.
  • Interprets the technical information of the standard operating procedures manuals of the Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • Interprets the technical information of the operation manuals of the equipment for the production of pharmaceutical forms.
  • Command of the English language.

Professional Competences

  • Knows the physical, chemical, and microbiological characteristics of solid dosage forms during their production.
  • Prepares operation reports for the different areas of the company, such as:
    • Quality assurance drug production.
    • Equipment maintenance.
    • Warehouse of raw materials and finished products.
    • Drug packaging area.
  • Knows and applies the legal norms to which medicines are subject.
  • Selects and installs equipment and accessories for the production of solid dosage forms.
  • Operates equipment for the production of solid dosage forms.
  • Interprets and applies safety and hygiene regulations in production areas.
  • Interprets the technical information of the standard operating procedures manuals of the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Academic Requirements

To enroll in the Middle Highschool with Technical Studies, Non-School and Mixed modalities, the requirements established in the call of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional must be complied with. Once the results are published, the applicant must complete the enrollment process as mentioned in the call.

Curriculum Map

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