2016-2017 Semester Catalog

Pharmacy Assistant (PB71) Certificate

(Not Accepting New Students At This Time)

Campus Availability:

  • Walker County Campus

Program Description:

The Pharmacy Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) is designed to provide students with short term training to prepare them for entry-level employment in a variety of settings such as hospitals, retail pharmacies, nursing homes, medical clinics, etc. Students will receive didactic instruction and laboratory training in anatomy and physiology, fundamental concepts and principles of receiving, storing and dispensing medication.

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Entrance Date:

Fall, Spring semesters (Day); Winter semester (Evening)

Entrance Requirements:

Age: 17 years old for entrance into Health Technology pre-occupational curriculum,
18 years old for entrance into Health Technology programs

Admission requirements for occupational curriculum: 1) Attainment of 18 or more years of age; 2) Documentation of high school graduation or completion of GED®; 3) achievement of program ready or provisional scores on the placement test; and 4) completion of general admission.

Other Requirements:

  1. Submit results of a TB skin test or chest X-ray and the results of a drug screen one month prior to practicum courses (fieldwork);
  2. Documentation of CPR certification through the American Heart Association submitted prior to practicum coursework (fieldwork);
  3. Liability Insurance paid through GNTC prior to practicum coursework (fieldwork);
  4. Background check that will be completed before admittance into practicum coursework (fieldwork).

Occupational Curriculum

ALHS 1011Structure and Function of the Human Body


ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences


COMP 1000Introduction to Computers


MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


PHAR 1000Pharmaceutical Calculations


PHAR 1010Pharmacy Technology Fundamentals


PHAR 1020Principles of Dispensing Medications


PHAR 1040Pharmacology



PHAR 1055Pharmacy Assistant Practicum



PHAR 1050Pharmacy Technology Practicum


Total Credit Hours: 33 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation