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,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm

Pharmacy Technician Application

Application For Admissions

Semester 1

Course #CourseHoursCredits
BI103Human Biology Theory604
BI103LHuman Biology Lab301
HB303Medical Terminology 453
PS101Psychology453
AH100Professional Development453
MT201Technical Math453

Semester 2

Course #CourseHoursCredits
PH121Pharmacy Fundamental Skills I Theory604
PH121LPharmacy Fundamental Skills I Lab602
PH221Pharmacy Fundamental Skills II Theory453
PH221LPharmacy Fundamental Skills II Lab602
PH250Pharmacy Externship1353

Semester 3

Course #CourseHoursCredits
EN150Communications453
SC101Sociology453
ENG101English Composition I453
MT204Pre-Algebra453
PH202Human Pathology and Pharmacology Concepts453
HC101Ethics453

Semester 4

Course #CourseHoursCredits
HM306Legal Aspects of Medical Records453
HM201Electronic Health Records Theory453
HM201LElectronic Health Records Lab301
PA204Medical Billing Procedures Theory453
PA204LMedical Billing Procedures Lab301

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