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College Catalog 2014-15

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Pharmacy Technology

Degree

A.S. Pharmacy Technology

Program Description

The CRC Pharmacy Technology Program includes didactic, laboratory, and practicum components that are structured to facilitate the achievement of educational and career goals. Pharmacy technicians are skilled technical health workers who perform a wide variety of pharmacy related tasks under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist. Successful completion of the program not only qualifies students for registration with the California State Board of Pharmacy but also prepares graduates for entry-level pharmacy technician positions. The program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Career Opportunities

Businesses that will make up the potential market for CRC's Pharmacy Technician graduates include hospitals; pharmacies/ drug stores; grocery stores; department stores; state government; local government; and other general merchandise stores in the region. Retail pharmacies are expected to experience the largest growth in pharmacy technician jobs over the next ten years and will most likely benefit the most from a Pharmacy Technician degree program in the region.

NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS
If you are interested in applying to a Pharmacy School to pursue a Pharmacy Doctorate program, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses required by the Pharmacy Schools. Schools vary in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an associate’s degree in this major are different from the requirements needed for the Pharmacy Schools. Students need to acknowledge that the selection for admission to an accredited Pharmacy School is highly competitive.