Program Description: The Pharmacy Technology degree is designed to provide an individual with the entry level skills required for success in a retail pharmacy or a hospital-based pharmacy department. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and replacement. Graduates are prepared to function as pharmacy technicians in positions requiring preparations of medications according to prescription under the supervision of a pharmacist.
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will accurately process patient prescriptions using pharmacy management software.
• Students will prepare an IV admixture by reconstituting a powdered medication.
• Students will create and present a Patient Care and Education project on a disease state and the medications used in treatment.
Length of Program: Two (2) semesters of prerequisite courses found in the Health Care Science, TCC; Three (3) semesters of occupational courses.
Cost of Program: Click Here.
Entrance Dates: No longer admitting students.
Program Admission: Program closes Fall of 2014.
Entrance Requirements: No longer admitting students.
Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Additional Requirements: American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, a complete physical examination, drug toxicology, and criminal background check prior to clinical education component of the Pharmacy Technology program. (At student’s expense)
Note: Before participating in clinical rotations, pharmacy technology students must register as a pharmacy technician with the Georgia Board of Pharmacy.
Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be granted permission to participate in clinical rotations and take the national certification.
Program Final Exit Point: Pharmacy Technology, Associate of Applied Science. Eligible to sit for the national certification exam given by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
Credits Required for Graduation: 65 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation
|1. General Core Courses||15|
|Area I: Language Arts/Communication||3|
|ENGL||1101||Composition and Rhetoric|
|Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences||3|
|Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics||3|
|One Mathematics Course|
|Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts||3|
|And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (as approved by program advisor)||3|
|General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.|
|2. Occupational Courses (50 hours)|
|ALHS||1040||Introduction to Health Care||3|
|ALHS||1090||Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences||2|
|BIOL||2113||Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|BIOL||2113L||Anatomy and Physiology Lab I||1|
|BIOL||2114||Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|BIOL||2114L||Anatomy and Physiology Lab II||1|
|COMP||1000||Introduction to Computers||3|
|PHAR||1010||Pharmacy Technology Fundamentals||5|
|PHAR||1020||Principles of Dispensing Medications||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|