2017-2018 College Catalog 
    Jul 09, 2020  
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pharmacy Technology, CC

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Minimum Credits: 20
Contact Hours: 25

The Pharmacy Technology program is a 2-semester certificate program that prepares the student for entry-level pharmacy technician positions in hospitals, retail stores and other special areas of pharmacy practice where he/she will work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. During the final semester of the program, the student will develop additional skills and knowledge necessary for the entry-level pharmacy technician by spending 140 hours in hospital, retail settings, and specialty areas in an internship under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. Upon completion of this program the student will be prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCB) to become nationally certified.

Gainful Employment Information for this program may be found at http://www.kirtland.edu/static/gainful-employment/CPHM0Gedt/Gedt.html


Pharmacy Technology Program: 20 credits

Program admission is required before the following courses can be taken:

Sequence of courses


  • A high school diploma or GED is required for program acceptance.
  • Conviction for some criminal offenses and any drug or substance related offense will render a candidate ineligible for writing the certification examination. Felony convictions and misdemeanor convictions involving abuse or neglect of vulnerable populations or any drug or related substance offense will prohibit admission to clinical agencies (a requirement of the program). For more information, please check with the Health Sciences Office at healthsciences@kirtland.edu.
  • Drug testing of all students will be required prior to the internship.
  • There are abilities (with or without accommodation) that a student in this program must have. Please visit “Required Program Performance Standards” on the pharmacy technology website.
  • A minimum grade of “C+” is required in all Pharmacy Technology (PHM) program courses.
  • This information is applicable for students entering the program in the 2017-2018 school year.  Students entering the program in future years will be subject to the requirements outlined in the applicable catalog.

Students should seek additional information and/or advising from their academic advisor. For an appointment, please call (989) 275-5000, ext. 280.

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