The Pharmacy Technology diploma program 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 are designed to integrate theory and practice.
The mission of the Pharmacy Technology program is to produce caring, competent, trustworthy and certified Pharmacy Technology graduates.
Students will be accepted into the Pharmacy Technology diploma program each fall semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 4 semesters. To graduate, a student must earn a minimum of 56 semester credit hours.
The Pharmacy Technology diploma program offered by Oconee Fall Line Technical College is accredited by ASHP (American Society for Health System Pharmacists) and ACPE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education) upon recommendation of the ASHP and ACPE Boards of Directors. More information on this accrediting body can be found at www.ashp.org.
Individuals wanting to enroll in the Pharmacy Technology diploma program must have good work ethics, be people-oriented and possess great organizational skills. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.
Offered at the Following Campus
South Campus (Dublin)
$24,960.00 – $45,000.00
Tuition & Fees: $6,924.00
Books & Supplies: $2,000.00
Malpractice Insurance: $11.00
Drug Screen: $42.00
Criminal Background Check: $49.50
PTCE Application Fee: $129.00
BLS for Healthcare Provider: $7.00
Georgia State Board of Pharmacy Registration: $100.00
GAPS Background Check: $36.25
HCA Clinical Fee: $59.50
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)
HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.
To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the approved programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:
- 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
- 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
- 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
- Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award
High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.
Graduates of the Pharmacy Technology program are prepared for responsible employment positions in hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and retail pharmacies.
Additional information regarding employment, regulations, certification, job outlook and salary may be found at:
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
Georgia Board of Pharmacy Registration Information
Submit a completed application and application fee;
Be at least 16 years of age;
Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher or GED.
If the number of qualified students wishing to enter a program exceeds the number of spaces available in a particular program, those qualified students will enter into a competitive selection process for acceptance.