The Pharmacy Technology curriculum includes progressive learning experiences for a period of either one or two years. Students complete the core curriculum during the first year, which comprises the diploma level of this program, and may continue a second year with additional coursework and clinical experience to complete the Associate of Science Degree in Pharmacy Technology.

The Pharmacy Technology Diploma will be awarded to students who successfully complete 35 credit hours in the major and 8 credit hours of general education coursework (43 total credit hours). Required courses are listed in the diploma and degree curriculum plans.

The Associate of Science degree in Pharmacy Technology will be awarded to students who successfully complete 44 credit hours in the major and 25 credit hours of general education coursework (69 total credit hours).

Pharmacy Technology Diploma

Fall Course # Credit Hours
BIO 100** Medical Terminology 1
BIO 163* Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
PHT 110** Introduction to Pharmacy 3
PHT 120** Pharmacy Practice I 3
PHT 120L** Principles of Pharmacy Practice Lab 1
PHT 130** Pharmaceutical Calculations 3
TOTAL 16
Spring Course # Credit Hours
ENG 101* English Composition 3
PHT 140** Principles of Sterile Product Preparation 3
PHT 140L* Principles of Sterile Product Preparation Lab 1
PHT 150** Pharmacology for Technicians I 4
PHT 165** Community and Home Care Pharmacy 6
TOTAL 17
Summer Course # Credit Hours
PHT 210** Pharmacology for Technicians II 4
PHT 225** Acute Care Pharmacy 6
TOTAL 10
Total Diploma Hours 43

*General Education Course
** Major Course
Courses in bold meet on campus, one day per week for 3 hours.

Pharmacy Technology - Associate of Science Degree

Students must complete all courses listed in the Diploma curriculum plus:

Fall Course # Credit Hours
Elective* Natural Science Elective 4
PHT 240** Pharmacy Professional Applications 3
Elective* Math Elective 3
Elective* Social Science Elective 3
TOTAL 13
Spring Course # Credit Hours
Elective* Natural Science Elective 4
PHT 245** Applied Pharmacy Practice 6
Elective* Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
TOTAL 13
Total Diploma Hours 43
Total Program Hours 69

*General Education Course
** Major Course
+Course requires clinical internship experience.
All PHT courses are offered in on-line format, with the exception of courses in bold.

General Education Electives

Humanities/Fine Arts Natural Sciences
ENG 210 World Literature BIO 190 Microbiology
HUM 220 Music Appreciation BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I
REL 210 World Religions BIO 220 Anatomy and Physiology II
SPA 201 Introduction to Hispanic Culture and Language for the Healthcare Professional CHM 101 General Chemistry I
Math Social Sciences
MAT 171 Pre-calculus Algebra PSY 101 General Psychology
MAT 201 Introductory Statistics SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
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