The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Clinical Pharmacy Technology prepares students for a career as a pharmacy technician specialist. The curriculum, which focuses on management skills and knowledge of higher-level pharmaceuticals, prepares graduates for employment in hospital settings.
Students can enroll directly into the A.S. degree program or transition from the Pharmacy Technician Applied Technology Diploma (ATD) program.
A.S. graduates are 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 clinical pharmacy technicians 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:
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.