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
Specific Program Requirements:
- General college admission requirements.
- High school units:
- High school-level chemistry or college-level Chemistry 092 recommended
- Biology strongly recommended
- 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. www.abtech.edu/selective-limited-programs
- Acceptable reports of medical examinations by first day of PHM 132 or PHM 134.
- Satisfactory completion of required immunizations by first day of PHM 132 or PHM 134.
- 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