The Pharmacy Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) is designed to provide students with short term training to prepare them for entry-level employment in a variety of settings such as hospitals, retail pharmacies, nursing homes, medical clinics, etc. Students will receive didactic instruction and laboratory training in anatomy and physiology, fundamental concepts and principles of receiving, storing and dispensing medication.
Additional Program Information
The Pharmacy Technology Program admits students every Fall & Spring Semester into upper level Pharmacy Technology courses based on the following criteria……
a. Students must be 18 years of age
b. Students must complete ALHS 1011, ALHS 1090, COMP 1000 & MATH 1012 successfully with a cumulative GPA of 2.0
c. Students must have a minimum grade of B in MATH 1012
NOTE: A student who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be admitted into the Pharmacy Technology program, but such a conviction may prevent the student from completing the program due to denial of state registration.
Once students begin upper level Pharmacy Technology courses, they must:
a. maintain a GPA of 2.0
b. wear program specific scrubs and lab coat
c. complete PHAR 1000 with a minimum letter grade of B
d. obtain Georgia Pharmacy Technician Registration the semester prior to practicum courses.
After completing all Pharmacy Occupational courses; Students must complete a program Exit Exam during their last semester and receive a passing grade on the exam of 80%.
Based on the requirements of certain Practicum sites students may be required to complete an additional background check, drug screening and TB skin testing. Negative results may affect a student's ability to complete the practicum courses.