Associates in Pharmacy Technology
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.
Southeastern 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.
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 into the College:
- Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
- Pass the entrance examination
- Background check and drug screening where applicable
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
For information on graduation rates, student debt levels, and other disclosures, visit http://www.sec.edu/consumer-info.