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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Pharmacy Technology Certificate

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Program Advisor: Shawna Lopez, 356-3655 (smlopez@actx.edu) or contact Debby Carey, 354-6007 (dacarey@actx.edu)

Contact the Testing Center or the Program Advisor for testing requirements. Testing requirements are based on the unique needs of the certificate program.

Certificate of Completion
Major Code - PHRA.CERT

Upon completion, students will be qualified to become a vital member of the Pharmacy Team. The role of the pharmacy technician continues to expand. Some of the responsibilities include interpreting prescriptions, reconstituting medications, bulk compounding and mixing of sterile parenteral and enteral products. All work is performed under the supervision of a Pharmacist.

A certification of completion is awarded upon successful completion of the curriculum. Graduates will be prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. Applications for the PTCB exam are required to have a high school diploma or GED and must have no felony convictions. All of the major requirement courses are to be taken in a sequential order or at the advisement of the department major advisor. A grade of C or higher is required for satisfactory completion of all courses in the curriculum.

To continue in the program, students may repeat a PHRA course only one time and may repeat no more than two PHRA courses while enrolled in the program. The term “repeat” shall be interpreted to mean re-enrollment following withdrawal, drop or unsatisfactory grade. Students seeking entry into Pharmacy Technology must file a specific program application form and complete additional admission procedures as required. Information is available on the Pharmacy Technology website.

Program Requirements

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