General Technology - Pharmacy Technology (A.A.S.)

Graduates of the Pharmacy Technology program must complete the following courses to earn an Associate in Applied Science with a major in General Technology. The minimum total credit hours required is 62-63.

In addition to the skills acquired to become a pharmacy technician, students will learn to read medication orders, mix parenteral medications, assemble unit-doses of medications and prepare 24-hour patient medication carts. Students will also learn proper labeling for oral and parenteral medications. In order to become a state certified pharmacy technician, the student must earn the Pharmacy Technician diploma, work 1,000 hours as a registered pharmacy technician, and pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

The Pharmacy Technician program is accredited by the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (http://www.ashp.org) 4500 East-west Highway, Suite 900, Bethesda, MD  20814.

>>ASHP Pharmacy Technician Program Standards

Admission: There is no longer an application to be admitted into the clinical phase of the Pharmacy Tech program. Students who are interested in enrolling in the program should complete a Statement of Intent. Once this form is complete, the Program Director will contact you to verify that you are program ready. Once verified, students will be enrolled in the program on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students are required to be American Heart Association CPR certified in BLS during the clinical phase of the program.

 

Required Courses

 

GENERAL EDUCATION Credit Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics or MAT 102 Intermedia Algebra 3.0
PSY 201 General Psychology or PSY 103 Human Relations 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
  Elective Math/Natural Science 3.0/4.0
     
Subtotal   15.0/16.00
     
REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS Credit Hours
PHM 101 Introductory to Pharmacy 3.0
PHM 103 Pharmacy Law and Ethics 2.0
PHM 110 Pharmacy Practice 4.0
PHM 113 Pharmacy Technician Math 3.0
PHM 114 Therapeutic Agents I 3.0
PHM 118 Community Pharmacy Seminar 1.0
PHM 124 Therapeutic Agents II 3.0
PHM 152 Pharmacy Technician Practicum I 2.0
     
Subtotal   21.0
     
SECONDARY SPECIALTY Credit Hours
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3.0
Option A: 9 credit hours from AHS 155, AHS 163, AHS 170, AHS 180 or AHS 205  
Option B: 9 credit hours from ACC 101, BUS 101, MGT 101, MGT 150, MGT 201, MKT 101, MKT 110 or MKT 130  
     
Subtotal   12.0
     
OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION Credit Hours
AHS 116 Patient Care Relations 3.0
PHM 164 Pharmacy Technician Practicum II 4.0
PHM 173 Pharmacy Technician Practicum III 3.0
PHM 202 Pharmacological Anatomy & Physiology 4.0
     
Subtotal   14.0
     
Total Credit Hours   62.0/63.0