Spring Semester 2019 Catalog

Pharmacy Technology, Diploma

Overview

Offered at the Augusta Campus

Entrance Dates: Spring
Length of Program: Five Terms
Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 56

Program Description: The Pharmacy Technology diploma is designed to enable the student to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for employment within a pharmacy. The program prepares graduates to perform a variety of technical duties related to preparing and dispensing drugs in accordance with standard procedures and laws under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. A variety of clinical experiences is designed to integrate theory and practice. The program graduate receives a diploma and is employable as an entry level pharmacy technician. High school graduation or GED is required for admission to this program.

The Pharmacy Technology Program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The contact information for ASHP is: 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, (866) -279-0681, www.ashp.org.

Employment Opportunities: Graduates are in demand in hospital pharmacies and retail pharmacies, clinics, and health maintenance organizations. The medium national salary is $29,320 per year or $14.10 per hour.

Gainful Employment

Curriculum Outline

Basic Skills Courses, 9 credits

ENGL 1010FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH I

3

MATH 1012FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS

3

PSYC 1010BASIC PSYCHOLOGY

3

Occupational Courses, 47 credits

ALHS 1011STRUCTURE&FUNCTION HUMAN BODY

5

ALHS 1040INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE

3

ALHS 1090MED TERM/ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCE

2

PHAR 1000PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS

3

PHAR 1010PHARMACY TECH FUNDAMENTALS

5

PHAR 1020PRIN OF DISPENSING MEDICATIONS

4

PHAR 1030PRINCIPLES STERILE MED. PREP.

4

PHAR 1040PHARMACOLOGY

3

PHAR 1050PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY PRACTICUM

5

PHAR 2060ADVANCED PHARMACY PRINCIPLES

3

PHAR 2070ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICUM

5

COMP 1000Intro to Computer Literacy

3

Notes:

  • A grade of “C” or higher is required for all courses.
  • A student who does not earn a grade of “C” or higher in any two courses with the ALHS, BIOL, MATH, and PHAR prefix will be suspended from the program for one year. Before re-entering the program, the student must complete an individualized remedial program assigned by the department head. After the third unsuccessful attempt of any course OR combination of courses with the PHAR prefix, the student will not be allowed to re-enter the Pharmacy Technology program.
  • The Georgia Board of Pharmacy has adopted Rule 480-15-02. This rule requires pharmacy technicians (including students working in pharmacies) to register with the Georgia Board of Pharmacy before performing technical duties in a pharmacy in Georgia.
  • Prior to participation in campus/clinical labs, students are required to submit completed medical and dental examination forms. All required immunizations, including Hepatitis B, must be accompanied by documentation. Students who refuse to take the Hepatitis B vaccination series must sign a declination form and be aware that clinical practicum sites may refuse them an opportunity to gain clinical experience.
  • Conviction of a felony or gross misdemeanor may prohibit employment in field and may make a student ineligible to take licensing/certification exam(s) required for the profession. A background check and/or drug screen may be required by some agencies before a student attends a clinical practicum. For more information, contact the appropriate program advisor.
  • Student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while students are completing his or her clinical rotations, will be educational in nature. Students will not be receiving monetary remuneration during this educational experience, nor will he or she be substituted for hired staff personnel within the clinical institution in the capacity of a pharmacy technologist.
  • ALHS prefix courses must not be older than five years to be used as a prerequisite for PHAR prefix courses.
  • Prior to participation in campus/clinical labs, students are required to show proof of current health insurance. Students who cannot show proof of health insurance need to be aware that clinical practicum sites may refuse to allow them the opportunity to gain clinical experience at their facility.

Guided Pathway

Augusta Day Program

PROGRAM NAME: Pharmacy Technology

AWARD: Diploma

CAMPUS: Augusta Day Program

Year 1 Spring Semester

ENGL 1010FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH I

3

MATH 1012FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS

3

ALHS 1011STRUCTURE&FUNCTION HUMAN BODY

5

ALHS 1040INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE

3

ALHS 1090MED TERM/ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCE

2

Year 1 Summer Semester

COMP 1000Intro to Computer Literacy

3

PSYC 1010BASIC PSYCHOLOGY

3

Year 1 Fall Semester

PHAR 1000PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS

3

PHAR 1010PHARMACY TECH FUNDAMENTALS

5

PHAR 1040PHARMACOLOGY

3

Year 2 Spring Semester

PHAR 1020PRIN OF DISPENSING MEDICATIONS

4

PHAR 1030PRINCIPLES STERILE MED. PREP.

4

PHAR 1050PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY PRACTICUM

5

Year 2 Summer Semester

PHAR 2060ADVANCED PHARMACY PRINCIPLES

3

PHAR 2070ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICUM

5

*Refer to the College catalog for course prerequisite requirements.

Students who choose to not follow the Course Sequence listed above may not be able to complete the program in the number of semesters shown above.

The Augusta Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or disability. For information on Title IX, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Shannon Patterson at (706) 771-4013 or in Building 100. For information on ADA/504, contact the ADA/504 Coordinator, Karissa D. Wright, at (706) 7714067 or go to the Counseling Center in Building 1300.

Accreditation

The Pharmacy Technology Program is accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The contact information for ASHP is: 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, (866) 279-0681, www.ashp.org.