Description

The Pharmacy Technology 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 manufacturers, wholesale drug houses and health maintenance organizations. Students will also study the professional and technical skills necessary for direct employment as a pharmacy technologist.

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.

Admission Requirements

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

Pharmacy Technology Associate of Science Degree

Campus Information
Method of Delivery
  • On Campus
  • Hybrid
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 associate degree program can be completed in 18 months for full-time students or in 26 months for part-time students.

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Core Courses: 39.0 credit hours

Credit Hours
PTN 1700C: Introduction to Pharmacy Technology 4.0
PTN 1701C: Pharmaceutical Calculations 4.0
PTN 1720C: Body Systems and Drug Therapy I 4.0
PTN 1730C: Pharmacy Operations 4.0
PTN 1731C: Sterile Products 4.0
PTN 1721C: Body Systems and Drug Therapy II 4.0
PTN 1722C: Body Systems and Drug Therapy III 4.0
PTN 1723C: Body Systems and Drug Therapy IV 4.0
PTN 1945: Pharmacy Technology Externship I 3.5
PTN 1946: Pharmacy Technology Externship II 3.5

General Education Courses (24.0 credit hours)

Credit hours in parenthesis indicate the required number of credit hours in each discipline. The courses listed are not all inclusive.

Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)

AMH 1010: American History Pre 1876 3.0
AMH 1020: American History Since 1876 3.0
DEP 2004: Lifespan Development 3.0
IDS 1107: Strategies and Success 3.0
POS 1041: Political Science 3.0
PSY 1012: Introduction to Psychology 3.0
SYG 1001: Sociology 3.0

Communications (3.0 credit hours)

SPC 1017: Speech 3.0

Computers (3.0 credit hours)

CGS 1060: Introduction to Computers 3.0

English (3.0 credit hours)

ENC 1101: English Composition I 3.0

Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)

AML 1000: American Literature 3.0
ENL 1000: English Literature 3.0

Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)

MAC 2105: College Algebra 3.0
MAT 1033: Intermediate Algebra 3.0
STA 2023: Statistics 3.0

Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)

BSC 1005: General Biology 3.0
BSC 1050: Environmental Science 3.0
BSC 2006: Advanced Biology 3.0
BSC 2085: Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3.0
BSC 2086: Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 3.0
OCB 1010: General Marine Biology 3.0

The following Natural Science Lab Courses are also available:

BSC 2085L: Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1.0
BSC 2086L: Advanced Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1.0