Program Description: The Pharmacy Technology Diploma is designed to enable the student to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes for employment within a pharmacy. Program graduates will be able to perform a variety of technical duties related to preparing and dispensing drugs in accordance with standard procedures and laws under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. A variety of clinical experiences is designed to integrate theory and practice. Graduates will be employable as an entry level pharmacy technician.
Length of Program: One (1) semester of prerequisite courses found in the Health Care Assistant, TCC; Three (3) semesters of occupational courses.
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Entrance Dates: Prerequisite Courses open; however, the prerequisite course (MATH 1012 – Foundations of Mathematics) must be successfully completed prior to competitive program admission deadline.
Program Admission: Spring Semester
Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Advisor: A advisor will be assigned by admissions.
Additional Requirements: American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, a complete physical examination, drug toxicology, and criminal background check prior to clinical education component of the Pharmacy Technology program. (At student’s expense)
Note: Before participating in clinical rotations, pharmacy technology students must register as a pharmacy technician with the Georgia Board of Pharmacy.
Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be granted permission to participate in clinical rotations and take the national certification.
Program Final Exit Point: Pharmacy Technology, Diploma. Eligible to sit for the national certification exam given by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
Credits Required for Graduation: 56 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation
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|1. Basic Skills Courses (9 hours)|
|ENGL||1010||Fundamentals of English I||3|
|And one of the following (3 hours)|
|MATH||1012||Foundations of Mathematics||3|
|MATH||1015||Geometry and Trigonometry||(3)|
|2. Occupational Courses (47 hours)|
|ALHS||1011||Anatomy and Physiology||5|
|ALHS||1040||Introduction to Health Care||3|
|ALHS||1090||Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences||2|
|COMP||1000||Introduction to Computers||3|
|PHAR||1010||Pharmacy Technology Fundamentals||5|
|PHAR||1020||Principles of Dispensing Medications||4|
|PHAR||1030||Principles of Sterile Medication Preparation||4|
|PHAR||1050||Pharmacy Technology Practicum||5|
|PHAR||2060||Advanced Pharmacy Technology Principles||3|
|PHAR||2070||Advanced Pharmacy Technology Practicum||5|