The Associate in Science degree (A.S.) in Pharmacy Management expands on the knowledge and skills of the Pharmacy Technician Applied Technology Diploma to prepare students for a Pharmacy Technician Specialist position.
Students can enroll directly into the A.S. degree program or transition from the Pharmacy Technician Applied Technology Diploma Program. With a curriculum that includes management skills and focuses on knowledge of higher-level pharmaceuticals, the A.S. degree is geared toward employment in hospital settings.
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be awarded an Associate in Science degree and will be eligible to apply for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination.
Graduates are prepared for entry-level employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities, drug stores, drug manufacturers, wholesale drug houses and health maintenance organizations. Opportunities for pharmacy managers are expected to grow through the year 2019. In 2011, the mean hourly wage for pharmacy managers in Florida was $13.10 per hour.
In order to be considered for admission into the Associate in Science Degree Program in Pharmacy Management, students must:
•Students must be eligible to enroll in ENC1101 English I and MAT1033 Intermediate Algebra (or a higher level MAC course) prior to starting the core Pharmacy Technician courses.
All applicants must submit to a criminal background check and be free of offenses that could disqualify them from working in a healthcare environment (Florida Statute 456.0635). Applicants with criminal background issues may not be accepted into the program. Before requesting and paying for background check services, applicants with concerns should email the health professions career program advisor or call 407.404.6004.