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Clinical Pharmacy Technology Associate in Science

Clinical Pharmacy Technology Associate in Science
Type: AS
Major Code: PHARMGT-AS
CIP: 1351080502

Program Description

Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Clinical Pharmacy Technology expands on the curriculum of the Pharmacy Technician Applied Technology Diploma (ATD) to prepare students for careers as pharmacy technician specialists. Students can enroll directly into the A.S. degree program or transition from the diploma program.

Graduates are eligible to apply for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination (CPhT) and are prepared for employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities, pharmacies, drug manufacturers, wholesale drug houses and health maintenance organizations.

Profession

As the nation’s population ages, the medical community will increasingly rely on pharmaceutical professionals to support the demand for long-term healthcare. Under the general supervision of a licensed pharmacist, pharmacy specialists apply precise, technical skills to maintain supplies and records and assist with medication preparation, storage, distribution and disposal.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program have numerous employment options in healthcare facilities, government agencies and managed care organizations.

Job Outlook

Employment in this field is expected to grow by 21 percent (faster than average) through 2020 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).

College Credit Certificates

Students may complete the following college credit Applied Technology Diploma (A.T.D.) as part of the Pharmacy Management A.S. degree:

  • Pharmacy Technician

Certifications

Graduates of this program are qualified to earn the Pharmacy Technician (PTCBD001) industry certification.

Placement and Salary Information

Visit Smart-College-Choices.com to access employment numbers and the estimated average, annual full-time wage for graduates of this program.

Program Admission

All students enrolled in a Healthcare Professional program with a clinical or practicum component will be required to complete a full background check with drug/alcohol screen. Students are encouraged to review the clinical facility requirements prior to beginning their course work.

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Available Courses
Required Courses
55

or higher level CGS prefix course

Choose 1 HUN prefix course from the following list:
Note: BSC 1020, BSC 1084 or BSC 2093C and BSC 2094C may substitute for HIM 1453
General Education Courses
15

Mathematics General Education course

3
Credits

Humanities General Education course

3
Credits

Social Science General Education course

3
Credits

Any General Education course

3
Credits
Total Credits:
70
Note:

Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.

Note:

Students with a baccalaureate degree or an associate of arts degree from a regionally accredited institution will be considered to have met general education requirements for this degree program.

Note:

Specific general education prerequisite courses are still required for this program.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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