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Pharmacy Technology Degree

The Pharmacy Technology Associate Degree Program prepares you for employment in pharmacy departments in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, commercial businesses, and other related facilities. The program develops you academically and professionally with a focus on knowledge base, technical skills, and work ethics. The program emphasizes didactic and clinical instruction necessary for job attainment, retention, and advancement. As a program graduate, you will be eligible to sit for a national certification exam for pharmacy technologists.

Program Admission Requirements for Pharmacy Technology Degree

(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

All pre-requisite courses and occupational courses must be successfully completed with a grade of C or better.

(61 Semester Hours)

General Core Courses

Course

Title

Credits

SEMN1000

First Semester Seminar

1

MATH 1111*#

College Algebra

3

ENGL 1101*#

Composition and Rhetoric

3

HUMN xxxx#

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

XXXX xxxx

Social Science/Behavioral Science Elective

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

BIOL 2113*#

Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL2113L*#

Anatomy and Physiology Lab I

1

BIOL 2114*#

Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114L*#

Anatomy and Physiology Lab II

1

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

ELECTIVE OPTIONS English/Humanities/Fine Arts

ARTS 1101

Arts Appreciation

3

ENGL 2130

American Literature

3

HUMN 1101

Introduction to Humanities

3

MUSC 1101

Music Appreciation

3

ELECTIVE OPTIONS Social/ Behavioral Sciences

PSYC 1101

Introduction to Psychology

3

SOCI 1101

Introduction to Sociology

3

*denotes courses used for ranking in competitive admission

#denotes all courses must be completed prior to program admission

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