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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.


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


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

Placement and Salary Information

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

Program Admission

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:

  • Convicted or plead guilty or nolo contendre (no contest) to a felony violation regardless of adjudication of chapters 409, 817 or 893, Florida Statutes; or 21 U.S.C. ss. 801-970 or 42 U.S.C. ss 1395-1396, unless the sentence and any probation or pleas ended more than 15 years prior to the application.
  • Terminated for cause from the Florida Medicaid Program (unless the applicant has been in good standing for the most recent five years).
  • Terminated for cause by any other State Medicaid Program or the Medicare Program (unless the termination was at least 20 years prior to the date of the application and the applicant has been in good standing with the program for the most recent five years).

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:

  • Online check of the Office of the Inspector General related to parties excluded from participation in Medicare/Medical and all federal healthcare programs.
  • Online search of U.S. General Services Administration of parties excluded from federal procurements and non-procurements programs.
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Available Courses
Required Courses

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

Mathematics General Education course


Humanities General Education course


Social Science General Education course


Any General Education course

Total Credits:

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.

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