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Pharmacy Technology A.A.S.

Credential: 
Associate in Applied Science
Program Code: 
A45580

The Pharmacy Technology Program prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency.

Students will prepare prescription medications, mix intravenous solutions and other specialized medications, update patient profiles, maintain inventories, package medications in unit-dose or med-card form, and gather data used by pharmacists to monitor drug therapy.

Employment opportunities include retail, hospitals, nursing homes, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.  Graduates from the program may be eligible to take the national certification examination to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician. 

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: ACA, PHM, and BIO

First Semester (Fall)

Second Semester (Spring)

Third Semester (Summer)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
COM 120 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
PHM 132 Pharmacy Clinical 2

Fourth Semester (Fall)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
PHM 150 Hospital Pharmacy 4
PHM 160 Pharmacy Dosage Forms 3
PHM 134 Pharmacy Clinical 4
PSY 150 General Psychology 3

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3
PHM 138 Pharmacy Clinical 8
Semester Notes

Total Credit Hours Required

71

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