The Pharmacy Technology Diploma is designed to enable the student to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes for employment within a pharmacy. Program graduates will be able to perform a variety of technical duties related to preparing and dispensing drugs in accordance with standard procedures and laws under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. A variety of clinical experiences is designed to integrate theory and practice. Graduates will be employable as an entry level pharmacy technician.

In addition to the Health Technology Program Progression requirements listed in the Health Technology program page, the Pharmacy Technology program has specific program entrance requirements.

The Pharmacy Technology Program admits students into the upper level Pharmacy Technology courses on a competitive basis once a year in Fall Semester. In order to be selected for admission, students must have completed the Pharmacy Technology core courses which are: MATH 1012, ENGL 1010, PSYC 1010, COMP 1000, ALHS 1011, ALHS 1040 and ALHS 1090 successfully with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. A progression form must also be submitted for the Pharmacy Technology program by mid-term of Summer Semester. Students are then selected into the program based on their GPA in those core courses.

NOTE: A student who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be admitted to the Pharmacy Technology program, but such a conviction may prohibit one from taking the National Certification Examination. Permission to sit for the examination rests solely with the National Certification Board for Pharmacy Technicians. All Health Technology core courses must be completed prior to Fall semester progression.

Diploma Program
Program Length 54 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; Minimum age: 16
Entrance Date Fall Semester
Offered Macon and Milledgeville Campuses

Pharmacy Technology Diploma Curriculum

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses 9
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
Occupational Courses 45
ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care 3
ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of the Human Body 5
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
PHAR 1000 Pharmaceutical Calculations 4
PHAR 1010 Pharmacy Technology Fundamentals 3
PHAR 1020 Principles of Dispensing Medications 4
PHAR 1030 Principles of Sterile Medication Preparation 4
PHAR 1040 Pharmacology 4
PHAR 1050 Pharmacy Technology Practicum 5
PHAR 2060 Advanced Pharmacy Technology Principles 3
PHAR 2070 Advanced Pharmacy Technology Practicum 5
  Total Hours 54