Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician, Associate of Applied Science

The Pharmacy Technician Associate of Applied Science program at SLCHC combines general education courses with applied training modules, including:

  • Pharmaceutical terminology
  • Recordkeeping
  • Pharmacology practices
  • Pharmacy procedures
  • Calculations and conversion in measurements

This hybrid approach will equip our students with a solid grasp of the fundamentals of pharmacy standards and pharmaceutical care. Additionally, graduates of our Pharmacy Technician program are trained to understand the reaction between the human body and medications, process insurance claims, package and label orders, and maintain and monitor inventory.

Graduate Opportunities

Our Pharmacy Technician AAS program produces graduates who are in high demand throughout the pharmaceutical industry. Our students go on to obtain roles in:

  • Retail pharmacies
  • Hospitals
  • Home healthcare settings
  • Mail order or pharmaceutical wholesale settings

SLCHC graduates are eligible to apply for approval to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam and may apply for the Missouri Pharmacy Technician Licensure.

PTCB Certification

SLCHC graduates of the Pharmacy Technician, AAS program will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and are eligible to apply for approval to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam and will obtain their State Pharmacy Technician Licensure.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Pharmacy Technicians,
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Semester 1

Course # Course Hours Credits
BI103 Human Biology Theory 60 4
BI103L Human Biology Lab 30 1
HB303 Medical Terminology 45 3
PS101 Psychology 45 3
AH100 Professional Development 45 3
MT201 Technical Math 45 3

Semester 2

Course # Course Hours Credits
PH121 Pharmacy Fundamental Skills I Theory 60 4
PH121L Pharmacy Fundamental Skills I Lab 60 2
PH221 Pharmacy Fundamental Skills II Theory 45 3
PH221L Pharmacy Fundamental Skills II Lab 60 2
PH250 Pharmacy Externship 135 3

Semester 3

Course # Course Hours Credits
EN150 Communications 45 3
SC101 Sociology 45 3
ENG101 English Composition I 45 3
MT204 Pre-Algebra 45 3
PH202 Human Pathology and Pharmacology Concepts 45 3
HC101 Ethics 45 3

Semester 4

Course # Course Hours Credits
HM306 Legal Aspects of Medical Records 45 3
HM201 Electronic Health Records Theory 45 3
HM201L Electronic Health Records Lab 30 1
PA204 Medical Billing Procedures Theory 45 3
PA204L Medical Billing Procedures Lab 30 1

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