Are you looking for a career in Pharmacy Technology?
The Pharmacy Technology program 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 are designed to integrate theory and practice.
The Pharmacy Technology program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the pharmacy field. Pharmacy Technology program graduates are prepared to function as pharmacy technicians in positions requiring preparation of prescribed medication under supervision of a pharmacist. Graduates possess knowledge in anatomy and physiology, concepts and principles of the pharmaceutical field, drug calculation and administration, and principles of receiving, storing and dispensing medications. Graduates are to be competent to perform occupational functions to include: pouring, weighing, or measuring dosages; grinding, heating, filtering, dissolving, and mixing liquid and/or soluble drugs and/or chemicals; receiving, storing, and dispensing pharmaceutical materials and supplies; and maintaining files and records.
Graduates of the Pharmacy Technology program are prepared for responsible employment positions in hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, nuclear, and retail pharmacies. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please view WGTC’s gainful employment data for this program.
Items to Consider:
The following items are not required until 30 days before PHAR 1055, the last class of the certificate program, however they should be considered in your decision to enroll.
These requirements listed below are additional costs of the Pharmacy Technology Program. It is the students’ responsibility to pay any charges associated with the requirements below.
Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screens
If you have a criminal record, particularly one that involves a drug conviction, you may not be able to participate in clinical rotations in some pharmacies. If you have a criminal record that involves a drug conviction, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) may not allow you to take the PTC Exam (see ptcb.org) Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).
You must submit to a criminal background check and drug screen through Advantage Students. There is a cost of $78.50. A NEGATIVE criminal background check and urine drug screening may only be processed only through Advantage Students. This background check is mandatory for this class and must be completed through Advantage Students.
You are also subject to a fingerprint background check by the Georgia Board of Pharmacy
You must have and show proof that you are up-to-date on your immunizations. The practitioner doing the exam must complete and provide necessary proof of completion and you must submit these to the Program Chair.
- Up-to-date on ALL ‘regular’ immunizations
- Hepatitis B (series of 3 injects)
- Tuberculosis Skin Test (no sooner than 45 days before clinical )
Registration with the Georgia Board of Pharmacy
The student will be required to become registered with the Georgia Board of Pharmacy. Instructions and cost can be found at https://gbp.georgia.gov/ .
Required document deadlines for PHAR1055- Pharmacy Assistant Practicum
Spring Practicum: November 1st
Summer Practicum: April 1st
Fall Practicum: June 1st