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Program Description

The PharmacyTechnology degree is designed to provide an individual with the entry level skills required for success in a retail pharmacy or a hospital-based pharmacy department.Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention and replacement. Graduates are prepared to function as pharmacy technicians in positions requiring preparations of medications according to prescription under the supervision of a pharmacist.

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.

**Evening courses are available for diploma and degree programs with the exception of PHAR 1050 and PHAR 2070.

Nature of the Work

Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists prepare prescription medications, provide customer service, and perform administrative duties within a pharmacy setting. Pharmacy technicians generally are responsible for receiving prescription requests, counting tablets, and labeling bottles.

Employment

Pharmacy technicians held about 381,200 jobs in 2008. About 75 percent of jobs were in a retail setting, and about 16 percent were in hospitals.

Job Outlook

Employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase by 25 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.The increased number of middle-aged and elderly people—who use more prescription drugs than younger people—will spur demand for pharmacy workers throughout the projection period. In addition, as scientific advances lead to new drugs, and as more people obtain prescription drug coverage, pharmacy workers will be needed in growing numbers.

Earnings

Median hourly wages of wage and salary pharmacy technicians in May 2008 were $13.32.The middle 50 percent earned between $10.95 and $15.88.The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.27, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $18.98.

Certified technicians may earn more than non-certified technicians. Some technicians belong to unions representing hospital or grocery store workers.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Pharmacy Technicians and Aides, on the Internet at http://www.bls. gov/oco/ocos325.htm.


View Degrees
Pharmacy Technology Degree (63 hrs)
core courses
Area I Language Arts/Communications
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
3
SPCH 1101 Public Speaking
3
Area II Social/Behavior Sciences
PSYC 1101 General Psychology
3
Area III Natural Sciences/Mathematics
MATH 1111 College Algebra
3
Area IV Humanities/Fine Arts
HUMN 1101 Introduction to Humanities
3
Non-General Education Courses
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I
3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
1
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II
3
BIOL 2114L Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
1
Completion of the occupational courses required. See your advisor for a tracking sheet with course selections for each area.
 
Pharmacy Technology
occupational courses
ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care
3
ALHS 1090 MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences
2
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers
3
PHAR 1000 Pharmaceutical Calculations
4
PHAR 1010 Pharmacy Technology Fundamenta
3
PHAR 1040 Pharmacology
4
PHAR 1020 Principles of Dispensing Meds
4
PHAR 1030 Principles of Sterile Med Prep
4
PHAR 1050 Pharmacy Technology Practicum
5
PHAR 2060 Advanced Pharmacy Principles
3
PHAR 2070 Advanced Pharmacy Practicum
5
 


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Pharmacy Technology Diploma (54 hrs)
core courses
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I
3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics
3
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology
3
 
Pharmacy Technology
occupational courses
ALHS 1011 Structure & Function of the Human Body
5
ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care
3
ALHS 1090 MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences
2
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers
3
PHAR 1000 Pharmaceutical Calculations
4
PHAR 1010 Pharmacy Technology Fundamenta
3
PHAR 1040 Pharmacology
4
PHAR 1020 Principles of Dispensing Meds
4
PHAR 1030 Principles of Sterile Med Prep
4
PHAR 1050 Pharmacy Technology Practicum
5
PHAR 2060 Advanced Pharmacy Principles
3
PHAR 2070 Advanced Pharmacy Practicum
5
 


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*All program information subject to change without notice.

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Program Admission Information

High school diploma or GED Required for admission.

COMPASS SCORES
Min. Scores
Writing
Reading
Pre-Algebra
Algebra
Degree
62
81
N/A
37
Diploma
32
79
50
N/A



Instructors & Faculty

Mitchell, Dr. Teresa
Harris, Treneshia