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Pharmacy Technician Associate in Applied Science

Glass beakers and vials

Pharmacy Technician Associate in Applied Science

Prepare for a great job in a growing field

  • Combination of administrative and clinical courses to prepare students for the workplace
  • Required externship that allows students to gain firsthand experience and network with future employers

When you complete the 61-credit program you may apply for an Associate in Applied Science degree.

All students in the Pharmacy Technician program are required to pass a criminal background check and drug screen prior to participating in the Pharmacy Technician program courses.

Students must also complete a physical exam and provide proof of the following:

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
  • Varicella
  • Hepatitis B
  • COVID-19 vaccination
  • Annual TB testing (PPD skin test or blood test accepted)
  • Annual influenza vaccination

General Education Requirements Credit Hours
Biology 205, Human Anatomy, or Biology 206, Principles of Human Physiology 4
English 101, English Composition 3
English 102, English Composition, or English 103, Technical Writing, or Communication 101, Introduction to Public Speaking 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Mathematics 122, Intermediate Algebra, or Mathematics 123, Quantitative Reasoning 4
Psychology 201, Introduction to Psychology 3


Major Requirements Credit Hours
*Biology 110, Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
Business 115, Principles of Customer Service 3
Chemistry 104, Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biochemistry 4
Communications 215, Professional Communications 3
*Health 101, Introduction to Allied Healthcare Careers 2
*Health 103, Medical Terminology 2
*Health 113, Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3
*Pharmacy Technician 201, Pharmacy Tech Foundations 3
*Pharmacy Technician 211, Pharmaceutical Concepts & Calculations 3
*Pharmacy Technician 212, Prescription Processing & Simulations 4
*Pharmacy Technician 221, Pharmacy Tech Clinical I 4
*Pharmacy Technician 222, Pharmacy Tech Exam Review 3
*Pharmacy Technician 223, Pharmacy Tech Exam Clinical II 4

*Classes required for the Advanced Certificate program

Employment for pharmacy technicians is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations by 2026.

National median annual wage Pharmacy Technicians: $30,920*

National job growth projections by 2026: 12%*

*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook,

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