Pharmacy Technology

Program Overview

The Pharmacy Technology degree is designed to provide an individual with the entry level skills required for success in a retail pharmacy or a hospital-based pharmacy department. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and replacement. Graduates are prepared to function as pharmacy technicians in positions requiring preparations of medications according to prescription under the supervision of a pharmacist.

The mission of the Pharmacy Technology degree program is to produce caring, competent, trustworthy and certified Pharmacy Technology graduates.

Students will be accepted into the Pharmacy Technology degree program each fall semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in 5 semesters.  To graduate, a student must earn a minimum of 65 semester credit hours.

The Pharmacy Technology degree 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.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Pharmacy Technology degree 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)

Salary Potential

$24,960.00 – $31,200.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees: $8,155.00
Books & Supplies: $2,000.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Additional Fees

Malpractice Insurance:  $11.00
Drug Screen:  $37.00
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
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Pharmacy Technology degree 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

Admission Requirements

  • 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;
  • Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.

Admission Process

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.  Students must complete the designated courses with a grade of “C” or better.  Designated courses can be found in the Allied Health Guidelines link below.

Access links and forms for Competitive Admissions programs.

Articulation Agreements

For information on further advancing your education after completing your Associate of Applied Science Degree, see our Articulation (Transfer) Agreements.

Curriculum

Contact
Hours
Credit
Hours

Course Overview

  • AREA I - Language Arts/ Communication
  • ENGL1101Composition and Rhetoric3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA II - Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • PSYC1101Introductory Psychology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
  • Choose one of the following
  • MATH1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1111College Algebra3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA IV - Humanities/Fine Arts
  • ENGL2130American Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Program-Specific General Education Core Requirements
  • To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in General Core Courses, students must take an additional 3 semester credit hours.
  • ENGL1102Literature and Composition3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • HIST2111U.S. History I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • HIST2112U.S. History II3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • POLS1101American Government3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • SOCI1101Introduction to Sociology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • NON-GENERAL EDUCATION DEGREE COURSES
  • BIOL2113Anatomy and Physiology I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • BIOL2113LAnatomy and Physiology Lab I1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • BIOL2114Anatomy and Physiology II3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • BIOL2114LAnatomy and Physiology Lab II1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • ALHS1040Introduction to Health Care3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • and one of the following:
  • ALHS1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • BUSN2300Medical Terminology2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • PHAR1000Pharmaceutical Calculations4 credit hours60 contact hours
  • PHAR1010Pharmacy Technology Fundamentals5 credit hours90 contact hours
  • PHAR1020Principles of Dispensing Medications4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • PHAR1030Principles of Sterile Medication Preparation4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • PHAR1040Pharmacology4 credit hours60 contact hours
  • PHAR1050Pharmacy Technology Practicum5 credit hours225 contact hours
  • PHAR2060Advanced Pharmacy Technology Principles3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • PHAR2070Advanced Pharmacy Technology Practicum5 credit hours225 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 65