Diana Folk, Program Coordinator
Allied Health 123
Approved by the Maryland Board of Pharmacy, this certificate program provides students
with a foundation that allows them to apply for Maryland registration as a pharmacy
technician, and prepares them to take a national certification exam. Unlike other
health programs at Allegany College of Maryland, the Pharmacy Technician Certificate
Program is not a selective or competitive admissions program, but interested students
must possess a high school diploma or a GED. Students will receive theoretical and
clinical experience that will prepare them for job opportunities in retail, hospital,
and institutional facilities. The program will include safety and drug regulations,
drug classifications and uses, dosage calculations, pharmacological terminology, parenteral
solution preparation, homeopathic medicinals, and drug dispensing. Potential employers
may require a background check for employment.
Students will not be permitted in clinical until the following conditions have been met:
- A completed health record is on file.
- American Heart Association BLS CPR and Introduction to Health and Wellness must be taken concurrently with or prior to Pharmacy Technician 101.
- A Criminal Record Check must be completed upon entrance into the Pharmacy Technician 102 course, and students should be aware that results could affect clinical experiences. During enrollment, any official change or the initiation of any governmental proceeding affecting the information revealed by the required criminal background check must be reported immediately by the student to the director of the program. Students need to be aware that Criminal Record Check results may have an effect on their employment opportunities and their ability to obtain certification.
To graduate from the Pharmacy Technician Program, students must not only meet the academic standards of the college, but in addition, must achieve a grade of "C" or better in each Pharmacy Technician course and the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/ First Aid course.
Successful completion of this program qualifies a student to apply for a College Certificate in Pharmacy Technician.
Required Pharmacy Technician Courses
|NAGA-101||Introduction to Health and Wellness|
||Pharmacy Tech Internship
|PHED-153||Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid|
ONE-SEMESTER CAREER PROGRAM
PREPARATION FOR EMPLOYMENT
|Nursing Assistant 101 (Introduction to Health and Wellness)||3|
|Pharmacy Technician 101 (Pharmacy Technician)||6|
|Pharmacy Technician 102 (Pharmacy Technician Internship)||5|
|Physical Education 153 (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid)||2|
|Total Credit Hours:||16|
NOTE: All courses specifically identified by course number are graduation requirements for this program.