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Pharmacy Technician Associate’s Degree

pharmacy technician

Term Starts: November 7, 2016

Contact Admissions: 888-956-2732

Roanoke Valley

Also see:
» Pharmacy Tech Diploma program

Being on the Rx Side of Healthcare

If you’re looking for a pharmacist school that’s a perfect fit for you, this associate’s degree is designed to provide you with knowledge, laboratory skills, and field experience so that you can assist pharmacists in providing medication and other healthcare products to patients. Students will gain an understanding of medical and pharmaceutical technology, pharmacology, pharmacy record keeping, pharmaceutical techniques, and pharmacy law and ethics. In addition, a 120 hour externship placement is required so students receive hands-on experience in a pharmacy practice site.

Students completing the program are prepared to sit for the Certified Pharmacy Technical (CPhT) exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

As a student in this degree program, you will:

Your Learning Experience

Pharmacy Systems of Operations
Learn the operational fundamentals to include pharmacy laws, standards, and ethics for being a pharmacy tech.

Dosage and Calculations of Medications
Learn how to accurately calculate dosages and properly interpret medication labels.

Introduction of Pharmacology
Learn the basics and issues important in today’s health care settings including legal foundations, over-the-counter and alternative medications, principles of drug action, lifespan aspects of drug therapies, and substance abuse and misuse.

Program Core Courses

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy Systems of Operation
  • Dosage and Calculations of Medications
  • Advanced Pharmacy Calculations
  • Pharmacy Practices
  • Health Care Law and Ethics
  • Terminology of Body Systems and Support
  • Chemistry
  • Diseases of the Human Body

See also our Pharmacy Tech Diploma program.

1 While widely available, not all courses are available at all class times or offered every term. Check with a University Student Services representative.


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¹While widely available, not all courses are available at all class times or offered every term. Check with a University Student Services representative.

²Refresher training is tuition-free for qualified students. Additional costs such as lab fees, books and supplies are the responsibilities of the student. Retraining is limited to the program from which the student graduated and is subject to space available.


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