Pharmacy Technology

Contact(s): Kim Lewis

The Pharmacy Technology Program prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency. Students will prepare prescription medications, mix intravenous solutions and other specialized medications, update patient profiles, maintain inventories, package medications in unit-dose or med-card form, and gather data used by pharmacists to monitor drug therapy.

Employment opportunities include retail, hospitals, nursing homes, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Graduates from the program may be eligible to take the National Certification Examination to become a certified pharmacy technician.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to adequately assist the pharmacist.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in all areas of pharmacy technology clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate how to safely handle, store, and dispense medications.
  • Utilize pharmacy practice error prevention strategies.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a pharmacy technician.

Pharmacy Technology – Associate in Applied Science – A45580

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SpringCredit Hours
PHM 110 Introduction to Pharmacy 3
PHM 111 Pharmacy Practice I 4
PHM 115 Pharmacy Calculations 3
PHM 120 Pharmacology I 3
PHM 132 Pharmacy Clinical (2nd week session) 2
ACA 111 College Student Success (1st week session) 1
 Credit Hours16
Summer
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
PHM 140 Trends in Pharmacy 2
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
 Credit Hours8
Second Year
Fall
PHM 165 Pharmacy Prof Practice 2
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
PHM 125 Pharmacology II 3
PHM 118 Sterile Products 4
PHM 134 Pharmacy Clinical 4
 Credit Hours16
Spring
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
PHM 160 Pharm Dosage Forms 3
PHM 155 Community Pharmacy 3
PHM 150 Hospital Pharmacy 4
 Credit Hours15
Summer
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
Humanities Elective * 3
 Credit Hours6
Third Year
Fall
PHM 138 Pharmacy Clinical 8
PHM 265 Professional Issues 3
ENG 112
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
or Professional Research Reporting
3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours75

*Please see the Suggested Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Elective List for AAS Majors webpage.

Pharmacy Diploma – D45580

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Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SpringCredit Hours
PHM 110 Introduction to Pharmacy 3
PHM 111 Pharmacy Practice I 4
PHM 115 Pharmacy Calculations 3
PHM 120 Pharmacology I 3
PHM 132 Pharmacy Clinical (2nd week session) 2
ACA 111 College Student Success (1st week session) 1
 Credit Hours16
Summer
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
PHM 140 Trends in Pharmacy 2
 Credit Hours8
Second Year
Fall
PHM 165 Pharmacy Prof Practice 2
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
PHM 125 Pharmacology II 3
PHM 118 Sterile Products 4
PHM 134 Pharmacy Clinical 4
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours40

Pharmacy - CCP

Tuition-waived program for Career & College Promise (high school juniors and seniors)

ACA 111College Student Success1
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3
PHM 110Introduction to Pharmacy3
PHM 111Pharmacy Practice I4
PHM 115Pharmacy Calculations3
PHM 120Pharmacology I3
Total Credit Hours17