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  Florida Community College programs of study
  Applied Technology Diploma
  Pharmacy Technician (B300)
  THE CAREER: Pharmacy Technicians work under the supervision of licensed pharmacists to perform technical and clerical duties in the systematic operation of the pharmacy. They are prepared to work in retail and community pharmacies, hospital and health care affiliated pharmacies, or mail-order pharmacies. Pharmacy technicians practice under the legal umbrella of the pharmacist license; therefore, all technician activities are the responsibility of the pharmacist.
  Certification and Licensing:
Graduates of this program will be eligible to take the exam for pharmacy technician certification.
This program is part of the Pharmacy Management A.S. degree and guarantees transfer of credit of 40 hours toward the A.S. degree.
  General Education Courses
  Total General Education Credits:
  Professional Courses
  PTN 1001 Introduction to Pharmacy (3)
  PTN 1131 Applied Pharmacy Practice (3)
  PTN 1131L Applied Pharmacy Practice Laboratory (3)
  PTN 1017 Pharmacy Technician Math (3)
  PTN 1121 Therapeutic Agents I (3)
  PTN 1122 Therapeutic Agents II (3)
  PTN 1930 Community Pharmacy Seminar (1)
  PTN 1940 Pharmacy Technician Practicum I (2)
  PTN 1941 Pharmacy Technician Practicum II (3)
  PTN 1942 Pharmacy Technician Practicum III (3)
  Supporting Courses
  CGS 1060 Introductory Computer Concepts (3)
    OR CGS 1570 Microcomputer Applications (3)
  *BSC 2020C Human Biology (4)
  ENC 1101 English Composition I (3)
  HSC 1531 Medical Terminology (for Health Professions) (3)
  Total Professional Course Credits: 40
  Professional Electives:
  Total Professional Elective Credits:
  Total Program Credits: 40
  *The BSC 2010C prerequisite has been waived for students enrolled in this program.
  Clinical agencies may require students to undergo drug screening and criminal background checks prior to placement in the agencies for clinical experiences. Students whose drug screening and criminal background checks are unsatisfactory may be denied access to clinical experiences by the clinical agencies. Withdrawal from the program may be necessary if students cannot be placed for clinical experiences.
  Prior to contact with patients or patient specimens, students must furnish proof of childhood immunizations. Hepatitis B vaccination is strongly recommended. Health insurance must be maintained throughout clinical training. Contact program chairperson for additional information.
  Application Procedures:
To apply to the program, students must:
1. Have a valid student number issued by Florida Community College.
2. Have earned a high school diploma or equivalency degree.
3. Satisfactorily complete all college preparatory courses needed.
4. Complete the College Placement Test
5. Via student affairs, ensure that they are degree-seeking and majoring in the Pharmacy Technician Program.

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