Pharmacy Technician (Associate of Applied Science) - Memphis

Associate of Applied Science Program
Contact Hours:
1157
Instructional Weeks – Full Time:
60
Average Time to Complete – Full Time:
8 Months

Program offered at: Memphis, Tennessee

Pharmacy Technician (Associate of Applied Science) Mission Statement

The program provides students with the theoretical knowledge, hands-on practical skills, and professional attributes required to obtain entry-level positions as Pharmacy Technicians. The program prepares students to successfully complete the exam(s) necessary for certification as a pharmacy technician.

Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes

The program includes general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in compounding and delivery of drug products and maintaining records.

Career Overview

A properly trained Pharmacy Technician is a valuable asset in hospital, home health care, and retail environments. The Pharmacy Technician quite often assumes a central role in the compounding and delivery of drug products and in maintaining records. In addition, the Pharmacy Technician acts as an intermediary between the doctor and the pharmacist and between the pharmacist and the patient. Pharmacy Technicians play an important role in an area where accuracy and responsibility combined with compassion and empathy are of paramount importance.

In order to graduate from the Pharmacy Technician (Associate of Applied Science) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:

Required Courses

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
495
0
0
33
Subtotal
735
192
230
60

Admission to the Program

Students who have successfully completed the Pharmacy Technician diploma program from the same campus, or are transferring into the program with the equivalent approved content from another Pharmacy Technician diploma program from a regionally or nationally accredited post-secondary educational institution recognized by the United States Department of Education, will receive block transfer credit totaling 27 semester credits for CPSO1111, CPSO1112, CPSO1113, CPSO1115, PHAR1110, PHAR1120, PHAR1130, PHAR1140, PHAR1250 PHAR1260, PHAR1310, PHAR1320, PHAR130, and PHAR1340 as outlined in the chart above.  The remaining number of credits required to complete the program is 33. No student may enroll into the Pharmacy Technician Associate of Applied Science degree program without first completing a Pharmacy Technician diploma program or equivalent.

A graduate of a Concorde Pharmacy Technician diploma program is exempt from additional entrance requirements. For other applicants, all other entrance requirements as outlined in the Admissions section of this catalog also apply.