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Pharmacy Technology

Program Description: The Pharmacy Technology Diploma is designed to enable the student to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes for employment within a pharmacy. Program graduates will be able to perform a variety of technical duties related to preparing and dispensing drugs in accordance with standard procedures and laws under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. A variety of clinical experiences is designed to integrate theory and practice. Graduates will be employable as an entry level pharmacy technician.

Length of Program: One (1) semester of prerequisite courses found in the Health Care Assistant, TCC; Three (3) semesters of occupational courses.

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Dates: Prerequisite Courses open; however, the prerequisite course (MATH 1012 – Foundations of Mathematics) must be successfully completed prior to competitive program admission deadline.

Program Admission: Spring Semester


Entrance Requirements: Entry into this program is based on competitive admissions criteria. Contact the program advisor or admissions for details. Completion of prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission into the program.  For further details, Please see the Competitive Admissions CriteriaClick for Entrance Scores.

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. 

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

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, Diploma. Eligible to sit for the national certification exam given by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

Credits Required for Graduation: 56 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation

For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, occupational information, etc., Please Click Here.

 

Curriculum

Credit Hours

 
1. Basic Skills Courses (9 hours)
  ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
  PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
  And one of the following (3 hours)
    MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
    MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts (3)
    MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry (3)
 
2. Occupational Courses (47 hours)
  ALHS 1011 Anatomy and Physiology 5
  ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care 3
  ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
  COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
  PHAR 1000 Pharmaceutical Calculations 4
  PHAR 1010 Pharmacy Technology Fundamentals 5
  PHAR 1020 Principles of Dispensing Medications 4
  PHAR 1030 Principles of Sterile Medication Preparation 4
  PHAR 1040 Pharmacology 4
  PHAR 1050 Pharmacy Technology Practicum 5
  PHAR 2060 Advanced Pharmacy Technology Principles 3
  PHAR 2070 Advanced Pharmacy Technology Practicum 5
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