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Pharmacy Technician, A.S. (518.2)

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Associate of Science

The program prepares graduates to assist registered pharmacists. Graduates work in retail or hospital pharmacies, where they compound and distribute medications, develop intravenous admixtures and provide other pharmaceutical supplies.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Identify drugs by generic and trade name.
  2. Calculate dosage and solution strength using different systems of measurement.
  3. Perform procedures and techniques related to aseptic compounding and parenteral admixture operations.
  4. Perform the pharmacy technician functions associated with an institutional and clinical drug distribution system.
  5. Define ethics and explain laws applicable to health care and the practice of pharmacy.

Admission to the program is limited by the availability of clinical sites. A separate application for program admission is required.

A student must maintain a 2.0 college-level cumulative GPA to remain in the program.

This program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ASHP/ACPE) 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814; 301.664.8712, www.ashp.org.

Degree Requirements

Total: 16 Credits

Total: 14 Credits

Total: 10 Credits

Fourth Semester

Total: 11–12 Credits

Fifth Semester

Total: 12 Credits

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 63–64

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