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Pharmacy Curriculum

Prerequisites:

Students need to take the following courses before applying to the Pharmacy Technology Program.  These courses may be taken in either the spring or fall semester.

 Course

Number 

Title 

Credit 

 PHRA

 1102

 Pharmacy Law

 1 

 PHRA

 1305

 Drug Classification

 3

 PHRA

 1309

 Pharmaceutical Mathematics I

 3

 PHRA

 1413  Community Pharmacy Practice  4
                                     First Semester Total Credit Hours  11

 

After completion of the above classes with a grade of C or better, students may apply to the program.  A maximum of 30 students are accepted to the program.  

Second Semester Pharmacy Technology Courses:

 Course

Number 

Title 

Credit 

 PHRA

 1304

 Pharmacotherapy & Disease Process

 3

 PHRA

 1345

 Compounding Sterile Preparations & Aseptic  Technique

 3

 PHRA

 1347

 Pharmaceutical Mathematics II

 3 

 PHRA

 1449

 Institutional Pharmacy Practice

 4

 

 

Second Semester Total Credit Hours

 13

Third Semester PTCB Review and Externships:

 Course

Number 

Title 

Credit 

 PHRA

 1143

 Pharmacy Tech. Certification Review

 1 

 PHRA  1361

 Clinical - Community Pharmacy

 3

 PHRA 1

 2361

 Clinical - Institutional Pharmacy

 3

 

 

Third Semester Total Credit Hours

 7

1 Capstone

Prior Learning Assessment

Students who have completed a high school pharmacy program, other outside pharmacy technology program, or are working as a pharmacy technician AND have passed the PTCB or ExCPT exam AND are fully certified (completed the upgrade with Texas State Board of Pharmacy from technician trainee to pharmacy technician), can apply to the LSC-Tomball Pharmacy Technology program and receive PLA (prior learning assessment) for the entire first semester of courses listed above as well as the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Review course.  This means these students can receive an exemption from taking the first semester courses (and review course) saving the student time and money.

Eligible students can then start the Pharmacy Technology program second semester courses listed above.  This includes the ACPE sterile compounding certification course (pharmacy technicians MUST have this certification to work in a hospital pharmacy and/or specialty compounding pharmacy).  If the student has worked for a minimum of 160 hours as a full time pharmacy technician within the last two years, they can also apply for PLA/exemption for a clinical site (PHRA 1361 or PHRA 2361).  The student will need to provide a letter from their employer with the number of hours they have worked and a letter of recommendation from a pharmacist with whom they have worked and complete the PLA application.

Students can then graduate with their pharmacy certificate and sterile compounding certification.  Many students decide to continue for their Associate in Pharmacy Management degree to have the ability to demand more pay and make themselves more marketable for advanced pharmacy job placement.

For more information on Prior Learning Assessment at Lone Star College, click here.

For more information on the Pharmacy Management AAS degree, click here.

 Questions?  Please send an email to TCPharmacyTech@lonestar.edu.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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