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.
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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 Criteria. Click 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.
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
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|1. Basic Skills Courses (9 hours)|
|ENGL||1010||Fundamentals of English I||3|
|And one of the following (3 hours)|
|MATH||1012||Foundations of Mathematics||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||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|