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Pharmacy Technology

Associate of Applied Science

** Program Inactivated **

This degree has been inactivated. 
No new students are being accepted into this degree program.

Learn to work in a pharmacy, including medication dispensing, business administration and supervisory skills. This program includes training within laboratory and clinical settings.

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options:  Work in hospitals, nursing care facilities and drug stores and with drug manufacturers, wholesale drug houses and health maintenance organizations.

Academic Options: While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements 2017-2018

Students must receive a grade of "C" or better in all core courses to progress to the next semester.

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Select courses to fulfill C or G requirements.*** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Communication Requirement** 3
Humanities and Social Science Requirement** 6
Subtotal 9

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
PHT 170 Introduction to Pharmacy Technology 2
PHT 171IN Pharmaceutical Calculations 4
PHT 172 Drug Therapy I 4
PHT 175IN Pharmacy Operations 5
PHT 179IN Sterile Products 5
PHT 181 Interprofessional Relations in Pharmacy 3
PHT 182 Drug Therapy II 4
PHT 187 Pharmacy Law and Ethics 3
PHT 190LB Pharmacy Technician Internship 4
PHT 197 Clinical Seminar 2
Subtotal 36

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
WRT 101 English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
ELECTIVES Elective courses*** 12  
Subtotal 15
Total 60


* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required support and elective courses:

** In the general education requirements, select at least one course marked "C" (Cultural diversity) or "G" (Global awareness).

*** Choose 6-10 credits that fulfill Analysis and Critical Thinking for General Education requirement (including Math competency); select the remaining number of elective credits needed to meet a minimum 12 credits for support course requirements. Transfer courses from the following prefixes are recommended:  BIO, CHM, MAT, Language courses, or courses that lead to an AGEC-A, see advisor for guidance.