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Pharmacy Technician Associate in Applied Science

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.

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
Business 115, Principles of Customer Service 3
Business 215, Business Communications 3
Chemistry 104, Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biochemistry 4
Health 101, Introduction to Allied Healthcare Careers 1
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
Biology 110, Human Anatomy & Physiology 4

 

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, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm

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