Pharmacy Technology (AOS)
Associate of Occupational Studies Degree Program
The ASA College Pharmacy Technology Associate of Occupational Studies Degree Program in New York City 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 hours.
Pharmacy Technology Program Learning Options
Pharmacy Technology is a valuable skill to have, and you can earn your AOS with ASA in one of two ways — on campus at our New York location or remotely!
Through our on-campus classrooms, you will be able to meet in person with classmates and professors, enjoying practical learning in addition to lectures. But not everyone can make it out to campus every week.
That’s where remote learning comes in. Through remote learning, you can join the class anywhere as long as you have a computer. Simply log in to your Pharmacy Technology AOS program at the appointed time and enjoy live instruction from professors, as well as the ability to ask questions and receive the same guidance as though you were in the classroom.
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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) pharmaceutical products.
- 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.
Pharmacy Technology Associate Degree Program is Recognized by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
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