Program Overview

Allen County Community College offers a Pharmacy Technician certificate for students and professionals in pharmacies or drug stores who want to develop their understanding of the technical services involved in pharmacy related acts. This may include the dispensing of medicine to patients, doctors, hospitals, and other services that involve the distribution and application of medication. Students will prepare for entry-level positions in pharmacies and certification in pharmaceuticals as technicians.

Students will study a curriculum that emphasizes the practical responsibilities and knowledge necessary for technical roles in pharmaceutical disbursement. Those classes include introduction to pharmacy technical services, business mathematics, introduction to computers, principles of biology, legal concepts, pharmacology for pharmacy technicians, medical terminology, business communications, human anatomy and physiology, and pharmacy calculations.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary educational qualifications for roles in entry-level positions as pharmaceutical technicians. These qualifications include the ability to understand how the concepts of health and wellness relate to health promotion and disease prevention; being able to critically appraise the context and quality of healthcare delivery within and outside of the United States; applying epidemiological approaches to the study of patterns of disease and injury in populations; understanding how technology, legal, ethical issues impact the delivery of healthcare services; articulating critical issues in acute and long-term care from the perspectives of patient and practitioner; and assessing public and global health issues that transcend national borders, class, race, ethnicity, and culture.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.

    School Overview

    The vision of Allen Community College is to be recognized for excellence as a valuable, responsive resource to the communities they serve and as a caring institution that empowers and educates our students to embrace change, become lifelong learners, and take their place as productive citizens in the global community.

    As an institution of higher education, the purpose of Allen Community College is to provide quality educational and support services in an atmosphere that is caring, safe, and conducive to learning.  Based on the belief that learning and self improvement are continuous processes, the college is committed to a wide range of accessible, affordable educational programs to enable students to reach their academic, occupational, and personal potential.

    Allen County Community College supports online learning and community sites, in addition to its two traditional campuses. Students at Allen County Community College can enroll in Associate’s degrees, certificate programs, and programs which lead to licensing or certification, ranging from fields of study in Early Childhood Education and Production Media to Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. 

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