Entry time: Fall, Spring
| ADM-105 ||Introduction to Keyboarding||1|
| BCA-189 ||Microcomputer Literacy||1|
| BIO-161 ||Basic Anatomy and Physiology||3|
| HSC-107 ||Professionals in Health||2|
| HSC-142 ||Elements of Pharmacology||1|
| HSC-210 ||Health Skills I||1|
| MAT-102 ||Intermediate Algebra||4|
| SPC-101 ||Fundamentals of Oral Communication||3|
| COM-222 ||Communication for Health Care Professionals||3|
| HSC-115 ||Medical Terminology||4|
| PHR-170 ||Pharmacology Technology||7.5|
| PSY-111 ||Introduction to Psychology||3|
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.