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Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Pharmacy Technical Services for students interested in developing their understanding of the technical services involved in 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 which emphasizes the practical responsibilities and knowledge necessary for technical roles in pharmaceutical disbursement. Those classes include business communications, business mathematics, introduction to computers, principles of biology, college career success seminar, introduction to pharmacy technical services, medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, critical thinking in nursing, drug awareness, medical records, pharmacology for pharmacy technicians, and basic nutrition, among others.
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 but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate an understanding of how the concepts of health and wellness relate to health promotion and disease prevention; to critically appraise the context and quality of healthcare delivery within and outside of the United States; to apply epidemiological approaches to the study of patterns of disease and injury in populations; to demonstrate an understanding of how technology and legal and ethical issues impact the delivery of healthcare services; to articulate critical issues in acute and long-term care from the perspectives of patient and practitioner; and to assess public and global health issues that transcend national borders, class, race, ethnicity, and culture.
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.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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