2019-2020 Catalog

General Technology - Pharmacy Technician

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Associate in Applied Science in General Technology

Pharmacy Technician Career Path

60 Credit Hours

This associate degree in General Technology-Pharmacy Technician is a completion program for students who hold a diploma in Pharmacy Technician.  Students who already hold this diploma should consult with the program advisor.

Students can earn only one degree in General Technology in a single career path.



American Society of Health-System Pharmacists/
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
4500 East-West Highway, Suite 900
Bethesda, MD 20814

General Education Requirements

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
PHI 110 Ethics 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
SPC 209 Interpersonal Communication 3

REQ MAT Select from Mathematics/Natural Sciences 3

Total:   15

Major Requirements

AHS 104 Medical Vocabulary-Anatomy 3
AHS 121 Basic Pharmacology 2
BIO 115 Basic Microbiology 3
PHM 101 Introduction to Pharmacy 3
PHM 102 Computer Applications for Pharmacy 2
PHM 103 Pharmacy Law and Ethics 2
PHM 109 Applied Pharmacy Practice 2
PHM 111 Applied Pharmacy Practice Laboratory 2
PHM 112 Pharmacy Math 2
PHM 113 Pharmacy Technician Math 3
PHM 114 Therapeutic Agents I 3
PHM 118 Community Pharmacy Seminar 1
PHM 124 Therapeutic Agents II 3
PHM 152 Pharmacy Technician Practicum I 2
PHM 164 Pharmacy Technician Practicum II 4
PHM 175 Pharmacy Technician Practicum 3

Total:   40

Other Requirements

PHM 201 Pharmacy Management 2
PHM 250 Special Topics in Pharmacy 3

Total:   5

Applicants will be admitted to this program on a first-qualified, first-admitted basis. Applicants are considered to be qualified for admission to the next available class when they meet all college and program requirements. Classes in this program begin Fall Semester.


  1. General College Admission Requirements
    Achieve admission to the college by meeting TTC’s requirements for diploma programs. Please note that applicants not achieving appropriate test scores will be required to complete courses indicated by placement test scores.

    Note: Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Pharmacy Technician program.

  2. Program Admission Requirements
    Applicants should ensure that each of the following admission requirements is on file in the Admissions office as soon as it is completed. Information may be submitted in person or by mail to:

    Trident Technical College
    Admissions Office, AM-M
    (Student Center, Bldg. 410, Room 110)
    P.O. Box 118067
    Charleston, SC 29423-8067

    Upon admission to the college and submission of official high school and college transcripts, complete the online Health Sciences Application through the TTC portal.  Once the application is received, complete the following prerequisite steps:

    1. Achieve the qualifying scores on the TTC placement test, SAT or ACT; or satisfactorily complete RWR 100 Integrated Transitional Reading and English and MAT 032 Developmental Mathematics; or satisfactorily complete the equivalent courses from an approved, regionally accredited postsecondary institution.
      Complete PHM 103 Pharmacy Law and Ethics and AHS 121 Basic Pharmacology with a minimum  grade of C.
    2. Achieve a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at the time of acceptance and at date of entry into the program.

    3. Complete the online Information Session on the TTC Portal page for Pharmacy Technician and achieve a 100% score on the online quiz following the session to verify the information was reviewed and understood.
  3. General Admission Procedures for the Pharmacy Technician Program

    Applicants who meet college and program requirements will be considered qualified and will be admitted on a first-qualified, first-admitted basis. Qualified applicants will be notified via my.tridenttech.edu email indicating the year and semester that they have been admitted. Students will be required to provide a completed, current Health Sciences – Student Health Record including all immunizations and titers, TB (PPD) tests, as well as current Healthcare Provider CPR certification, major medical insurance and medical professional liability coverage.

    Students will also be notified by my.tridenttech.edu email the date and time of the mandatory program orientation. Failure to attend will result in forfeiture of seat in the program.

    S.C. Code of Law prohibits pharmacies from employing anyone who has been convicted of a felony offense relating to controlled substances.

    Note: Falsification of any information submitted will make a student ineligible for admission to or continuation in the Pharmacy Technician program.
  4. Course Progression
    In order to progress to the next semester once accepted into the program, students must:
    1. Earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the program.
    2. Earn a satisfactory grade of S on professional development evaluation.
    3. Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA throughout the program.
    4. Successfully meet a stringent clinical attendance policy.

Readmission to a Program
Students who receive a W, D or F in a prerequisite, corequisite or PHM course may request consideration for readmission to the Pharmacy Technician program. Readmission to the program is not automatic. See the Health Sciences overview.