Link to Kirkwood Community College

Diploma
Entry time: Fall, Spring

Course
Number
Course
Title
Credit
Hours

First Semester
  ADM-105   Introduction to Keyboarding1
  BCA-189   Microcomputer Literacy1
  BIO-161   Basic Anatomy and Physiology3
  HSC-107   Professionals in Health2
  HSC-142   Elements of Pharmacology1
  HSC-210   Health Skills I1
  MAT-102   Intermediate Algebra4
  SPC-101   Fundamentals of Oral Communication3
 
OR

 
  COM-222   Communication for Health Care Professionals3

16

Second Semester
  HSC-115   Medical Terminology4
  PHR-170   Pharmacology Technology7.5
  PSY-111   Introduction to Psychology3

14.5


Total Program Hours     30.5


Education: During this two-semester program, the learner gains classroom, laboratory and hands-on skills to obtain baseline proficiency as a pharmacy technician. This program prepares the learner to sit for one of the national pharmacy technician certification exams. Successful completion of the program will include 48 hours of clinical rotations at hospital and retail pharmacies.

Graduates take a national pharmacy technician certification exam. National certification is required for employment as a pharmacy technician in Iowa and many other states. Different states have different requirements.

Students in this program can apply credits toward an A.A.S. degree in Medical Assisting.