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Pharmacy Technology Diploma

Pharmacology is one of the principal pillars of modern medical practice, and your expertise in that area will place you at the heart of modern medicine. Your areas of expertise will include pharmaceutical calculations, sterile medication preparation, medical dispensing, medical terminology, and knowledge of medication interactions. Your computer skills will enable you to keep the accurate records necessary for quality patient health. The clinical practicums you experience will provide you the opportunity to study and practice your craft, while working side-by-side with and learning from practicing medical professionals. Your diploma will enable you to work at a trauma center, a hospital, or an assisted-living community. Your skill will also be in demand in the retail world, whether it is in an individual drugstore or a retail chain pharmacy.

Program Admission Requirements for Pharmacy Technology Diploma

(Competitive Admission)

Must have presented official documentation of an earned high school diploma or official GED scores to the Admissions Office.

  1. Must be 18 years old.
  2. No provisional and/or special admission students considered for the program
  3. Must have minimum Reading and Writing COMPASS scores and these scores can not be more than five (5) years old in the semester you compete
  4. Complete prerequisite courses listed on web site by the end of Spring semester for summer admission and by the end of fall semester for spring admission.
  5. Must have an overall minimum GPA of 2.0 at the end of the semester in which you submit your packet
  6. Submit packet containing the following:

Letter of Intent

Personal Data Form

Packets should be turned in to HSC-3325 by March 1 for Summer and by November 1 for Spring semester admission no sooner than two weeks prior to due date. All packets must be complete prior to due date.

Provide current physical exam(medical form)/immunization record and current CPR card after program acceptance.

Entrance into any healthcare program is contingent upon completion of a Background Check/Drug Screen from H.I.R.E. which must be completed after being conditionally accepted to the program.

Curriculum Outline

(55 Semester Hours)

General Core Courses

Course

Title

Credits

SEMN1000

First Semester Seminar

1

MATH 1012*

Foundations of Mathematics

3

ENGL 1010*

Fundamentals of English I

3

PSYC 1010

Basic Psychology

3

Fundamental Occupational Courses

Course

Title

Credits

ALHS 1090*

Medical Terminology

2

COMP 1000

Introduction to Computers

3

ALHS 1040

Introduction to Health Care

3

ALHS 1011*

Anatomy and Physiology

5

PHAR 1000

Pharmaceutical Calculations

4

PHAR 1010

Pharmacy Technology Fundamentals

3

PHAR 1020

Principles of Dispensing Medication

4

PHAR 1040

Pharmacology

4

PHAR 1030

Principles of Sterile Medication Preparation

4

PHAR 1050

Pharmacy Technology Practicum

5

PHAR 2060

Advanced Pharmacy Technology Principles

3

PHAR 2070

Advanced Pharmacy Technology Practicum

5

*denotes courses used for ranking in competitive admission

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