The Pharmacy Technician program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work as a pharmacy technician under the supervision of licensed pharmacists in various types of pharmacies. College-ready students can complete the Certificate of Technical Studies in Pharmacy Technician in two semesters. With additional course work, students can earn the Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technician.
The Bossier Parish Community College Pharmacy Technician program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and approved by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy (LABP).
Recipients of the Certificate of Technical Studies and Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technician will be able to demonstrate:
Students pursuing a Pharmacy Technician certificate or degree must first meet College admission requirements. Upon the successful completion (minimum of “C”) or current enrollment in all qualification courses, a student may apply for admission to program-specific courses. Enrollment in PHAR 110, PHAR 120 and PHAR 151 is limited to 20 students per semester. To be considered for admission to the program-specific courses, a completed application packet must be submitted no later than the end of the fourth week of the semester during which the student is enrolled in PHAR 102 and PHAR 104. Selection into program courses is competitive and is based on:
To be eligible for enrollment in program courses, the student must have successfully applied for a Louisiana State Board of Pharmacy Technician Candidate Registration no later than the date established by the program. In order to apply, the Louisiana State Board of Pharmacy requires that the student have a high school diploma or GED. Additionally, the student must have submitted all required information for programs with a clinical component (described earlier in this section).
Prior to beginning the Pharmacy Clinical Practice Course (PHAR 151), the Pharmacy Technician Program Director must be in receipt of a copy of the student’s current Pharmacy Technician Candidate Registration form. Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate is eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) given by Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
|(must be completed with a grade of “C” or better before applying to program courses)|
|ALHT 109:||Health Care Systems/Safety||2|
|ALHT 116:||Dosage Calculations||3|
|BLGY 110:||Medical Terminology||3|
|BLGY 120/120L:||Human Anatomy and Physiology/Lab||4|
|PHAR 102:||Pharmacy Practice/Lab||4|
|PHAR 104:||Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians||5|
|Total qualification course hours:||21|
|PHAR 110:||Sterile Products/Lab||3|
|PHAR 120:||Professional Practice||2|
|PHAR 151:||Pharmacy Clinical Practice||7|
|Total program hours:||12|
|Total credit hours for the Certificate of Technical Studies in Pharmacy Technician||33|
|SPCH 115:||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|or SPCH 110:||Principles of Speech|
|ALHT 105:||Medical Ethics and Law||3|
|ENGL 101:||Composition and Rhetoric I||3|
|BADM 112:||Business English||3|
|or ENGL 102:||Composition and Rhetoric II|
|MATH 102:||College Algebra||3|
|or MATH 101:||Algebra for College Students|
|CIS 105:||Introduction to Computer Concepts||3|
|Approved Science Elective||3|
|Total credits for Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technician||60|
Students receiving the Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technician from Bossier Parish Community College may transfer their courses to partially fulfill degree requirements at Northwestern State University to satisfy requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health