Associates in Pharmacy Technology


Description

This program provides instruction in how to assist the pharmacist in the packing and distribution of medication. Graduates can find employment in hospitals (private and government), nursing care facilities, private and chain drug stores, drug manufactures, wholesale drug houses and health maintenance organizations. Students will also study the professional and technical skills necessary for direct employment as a pharmacy technologist. A degree will be awarded upon successful completion of this program. Outside work required.

Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for an Associate Degree in Pharmacy Technology at Southeastern College are eligible to have their names submitted to the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) to be considered as a candidate to sit for the Certified Pharmacy Technician examination (CPhT). Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for an Associate of Science in Pharmacy Technology at Southeastern College are eligible to have their names submitted to the State of Florida Board of Pharmacy to be considered as a candidate as a Registered PharmacyTechnician.

ashpEndorsement1Southeastern College’s Pharmacy Technology Programs at the West Palm Beach Main Campus, Miami Lakes Area Branch Campus, and Clearwater Branch Campus are accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814, Phone (301) 664-8644.

Objectives

This program prepares students for an entry-level position as a pharmacy technician. The course will provide students the basic health care skills students can use as pharmacy technicians.

Prerequisites

Admission into the College:

  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Background check and drug screening where applicable

Course Outline

To receive an Associate of Science Degree in Pharmacy Technology, students must complete 39.0 credit hours in their major and 24.0 credit hours in the General Education courses for a total of 63.0 credit hours (2376 clock hours). This degree program can be completed in 18 months for full-time students or in 26 months for part-time students.

Pharmacy Technology Courses (39.0 credit hours)

Introduction to Pharmacy Technology 4.0 credit hours
Pharmaceutical Calculations 4.0 credit hours
Body Systems and Drug Therapy I 4.0 credit hours
Pharmacy Operations 4.0 credit hours
Sterile Products 4.0 credit hours
Body Systems and Drug Therapy II 4.0 credit hours
Body Systems and Drug Therapy III 4.0 credit hours
Body Systems and Drug Therapy IV 4.0 credit hours
Pharmacy Technology Externship I 3.5 credit hours
Pharmacy Technology Externship II 3.5 credit hours
General Education Courses ( 24.0 credit hours )
English 3.0 credit hours
Humanities / Fine Arts 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science 6.0 credit hours
Social / Behavioral Science 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics 3.0 credit hours
Communication 3.0 credit hours
Computers 3.0 credit hours

The Associate of Science Degree program is offered at the West Palm Beach Main Campus, and Miami Lakes Area Branch Campus

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