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Pharmacy Technology - PT22 Diploma

Program Description: The Pharmacy Technology Diploma 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 is designed to integrate theory and practice. Graduates will be employable as an entry level pharmacy technician.

**The Georgia Board of Pharmacy does not approve registrations for individuals who are currently on criminal probation for offenses including, but not limited to: theft, fraud, forgery, providing a false name, any crime of moral turpitude, or any crime related to substance abuse. In limited circumstances, the Georgia Board of Pharmacy may approve registrations for individuals who are on criminal probation for minor traffic offenses. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not considered a minor traffic offense.**

Pharmacy Technology Program is ASHP AccreditedRequirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Additional Program Requirements:Wiregrass is #4 in Top 10 Pharmacy Technician Programs in Georgia

  • American Heart Association Provider CPR Certification, physical examination, up-to-date immunizations, criminal background check and drug screen required prior to start of clinical rotation.
  • Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and remain in good academic standing to be eligible for the program.
  • Student must complete MATH 1012 before registering for occupational courses.
  • Students may complete the following courses prior to the occupational portion of the program: ENGL 1010, PSYC 1010, ALHS 1011, ALHS 1040, ALHS 1090, COLL 1010 or COMP 2000.

This program qualifies for the HOPE Career Grant.

Start Terms:

  • This program begins every other semester on the Valdosta campus.
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Curriculum
General Core Courses 9
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
Occupational Courses 47
ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of the Human Body 5
ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care 3
ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
PHAR 1000 Pharmaceutical Calculations 4
PHAR 1010 Pharmacy Technology Fundamentals 5
PHAR 1020 Principles of Dispensing Medications 4
PHAR 1030 Principles of Sterile Medication Preparation 4
PHAR 1040 Pharmacology 4
PHAR 1050 Pharmacy Technology Practicum 5
PHAR 2060 Advanced Pharmacy Technology Principles 3
PHAR 2070 Advanced Pharmacy Technology Practicum 5
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
COLL 1010 College and Career Success Skills 3
COMP 2000 Intro. to Technology and Computer Application 3
Faculty & Staff
Advisor

Pharmacy Technology Program Coordinator and Exposure Control Coordinator


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