Pharmacy Technology A.A.S.

Associate in Applied Science
Program Code: 

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.

This program is accredited by:
ASHP-American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
7272 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone:  866-279-0681


Specific Program Requirements:

  1. General college admission requirements.
  2. High school units: 
    • High school-level chemistry or college-level Chemistry 092 recommended
    • Biology strongly recommended
  3. This program has a selective selection process.  See the Selective Allied Health Program Criteria on the Selective and Limited Programs page of the A-B Tech website.
  4. Acceptable reports of medical examinations by first day of PHM 132 or PHM 134.
  5. Satisfactory completion of required immunizations by first day of PHM 132 or PHM 134.
  6. Criminal background checks, drug screens, and seasonal flu vaccines are required prior to admission to clinical sites.


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

First Semester

ACA 115
1 Credit Hour(s)
CIS 110
3 Credit Hour(s)
PHM 110
3 Credit Hour(s)
PHM 111
4 Credit Hour(s)
PHM 115
3 Credit Hour(s)
PHM 120
3 Credit Hour(s)

Second Semester

BIO 161
3 Credit Hour(s)
PHM 118
4 Credit Hour(s)
PHM 125
3 Credit Hour(s)
PHM 140
2 Credit Hour(s)
PHM 155
3 Credit Hour(s)

Third Semester

COM 120
3 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)
PHM 132
2 Credit Hour(s)

Fourth Semester

MAT 143
3 Credit Hour(s)
PHM 150
4 Credit Hour(s)
PHM 160
3 Credit Hour(s)
PHM 134
4 Credit Hour(s)
PSY 150
3 Credit Hour(s)

Fifth Semester

HUM 115
3 Credit Hour(s)
PHM 138
8 Credit Hour(s)
PHM 165
2 Credit Hour(s)

Curriculum is based on the 2020-21 catalog.

  • 70 Total Credit Hours Required