Pharmacy Technology Diploma
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The Pharmacy Technology Program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the pharmacy field. Pharmacy Technology program graduates are prepared to function as pharmacy technicians in positions requiring preparation of medications according to prescriptions under supervision of a pharmacist. Program graduates are to be competent in the general areas of communication, math, interpersonal relations, and computer literacy, and are to be competent to perform basic occupational functions required of pharmacy technicians in various settings.
The standard curriculum for the Pharmacy Technology program is designed for the semester system. The diploma requires 56 credit hours to complete and can generally be completed in 5 semesters. Once all required prerequisite courses and requirements for program entrance are complete and students have been admitted into the program, the Pharmacy Technology program will take 3 semesters to complete. The Pharmacy Technology program admits students once per year at the beginning of Fall Semester.
*For more detailed program information, please refer to the Catalog & Handbook.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 18 years of age upon graduation;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Complete ALMA 1000 with a grade of "B" or higher.
- Complete general core and ALHS courses with an overall 2.0 GPA or higher
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- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
(Prerequisite: None) This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/technical program of study. Topics include: Computer Applications/Technology Skills, Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communication Skills, and Career Exploration.
(Prerequisites: MATH 0097 OR Appropriate arithmetic placement test score.) Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.
(Prerequisite: Regular Admission) Focuses on basic normal structure and function of the human body. Topics include general plan and function of the human body, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous and sensory systems, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.
(Prerequisite: Provisional Admission) Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and related issues. Topics include: basic life support/CPR, basic emergency care/first aid and triage, vital signs, infection control/blood and air-borne pathogens. A $20 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of CPR/first aid card and training.
(Prerequisites: MATH 1012) (Co-requisites: MATH 1111) Prepares students in understanding the application of mathematics in their health science program courses. The topics included are basic mathematics, medical terminology, mathematical conversions, weight and measurement applications used in health science programs. Additionally, problem solving strategies, basic principles of medication administration, and research in health science will be incorporated into the course competencies.
(Prerequisite: All required General Education and Health Science Core Classes.) Develops knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical calculations procedures. Topics include: systems of measurement, medication dispensing calculations, pharmacy mathematical procedures, and calculation tools and techniques.
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Provides an overview of the pharmacy technology field and develops the fundamental concepts and principles necessary for successful participation in the pharmacy field. Topics include: safety, chemistry, orientation of the pharmacy technology field, ethics and laws, definitions and terms, and reference sources.