Clinical Pharmacy Technology Associate in Science
Major Code: PHARMGT-AS
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.
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.
Graduates of this program have numerous employment options in healthcare facilities, government agencies and managed care organizations.
Employment in this field is expected to grow by 21 percent (faster than average) through 2020 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Students may complete the following college credit Applied Technology Diploma (A.T.D.) as part of the Pharmacy Management A.S. degree:
Graduates of this program are qualified to earn the Pharmacy Technician (PTCBD001) industry certification.
Visit Smart-College-Choices.com to access employment numbers and the estimated average, annual full-time wage for graduates of this program.
Students must be eligible to enroll in ENC 1101 and any General Education mathematics course prior to starting the core pharmacy technician courses. State Boards have a responsibility to protect the public. In carrying out this responsibility, the Board of Pharmacy reserves the right to deny licensure to anyone who has been convicted of a crime other than minor traffic violations. Pursuant to Section 456.0635, Florida Statutes, the Florida Board of Pharmacy shall refuse to issue a license, certification or registration and shall refuse to admit a candidate for examination if the applicant has been:
All students entering a healthcare program with a clinical component will be required to complete a criminal background check. Students must be free of offenses which could potentially disqualify them from working in a healthcare environment (Florida Statutes 456.0635, 435.04 and 316.193). Admission into clinicals is at the discretion of the clinical agencies. Students applying for admission to the program are required to complete a drug screening and an FBI criminal background check including:
or higher level CGS prefix course
Mathematics General Education course
Humanities General Education course
Social Science General Education course
Any General Education course
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.
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.
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.