Associate of Science in Pharmacy Technician
In support of the South College mission statement, the mission of the pharmacy technician program is to provide an innovative, career-focused education that develops pharmacy technicians who are highly knowledgeable and skilled, prepared for national certification, and who provide meaningful support to the operation of a pharmacy practice.
The Associate of Science program in Pharmacy Technician at South College is designed for completion in 6 quarters (18 months). The program is committed to providing an innovative and career-focused academic experience that produces graduates that are highly knowledgeable and technically prepared to serve as pharmacy technicians. Students will complete the program in a full-time status using a blended learning format. Online didactic education, onsite lab intensive training sessions, and clinical internship experiences are combined into a robust curriculum. Four quarters of the curriculum are the same as that required in the certificate Pharmacy Technician program. The additional two quarters are required for students desiring to earn a degree.
Clinical internship sites utilized by the program are geographically disbursed. Students may have to travel outside the local area for placements. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.