Pharmacy TechnologyAssociate In Science Degree
ASA College's Pharmacy Technology Program prepares
students to support pharmacists in a variety of pharmacy-related duties.
It integrates theory and practice, combining classroom lectures in all
areas of pharmacy technology with hands-on learning in dedicated
pharmacy laboratories and field experience through a comprehensive
externship program. Each student will complete 90 experiential hours in
both a community and hospital setting for a total of 180
Successful completion of the program prepares you to
take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination
administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
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Upon successful completion of the program, a
graduate should possess the competencies and knowledge required to
function successfully as an entry-level pharmacy technician by
demonstrating the ability to:
- Communicate effectively with patients, and medical
and pharmacy professionals both verbally and non-verbally.
- Identify and describe the names, uses,
and misuses of a variety of prescription and Over-The-Counter (OTC)
- Deﬁne and describe the symptoms and
implications of substance misuse and abuse.
- Apply ethical and legal principles and
standards for the control, release, and use of health information.
- Successfully pass the National Pharmacy
Technician Certification Examination.
Employment opportunities for graduates include
positions in community (retail, managed care), institutional (hospital,
nursing home) or government (military, VA) pharmacies. Graduates may
also pursue careers in pharmaceutical manufacturing and sales along with
the health insurance industry.
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