Pharmacy Technician - Certificate
The Pharmacy Technician certificate enables students to prepare and dispense medications
under the supervision of a registered pharmacist and to assume other pharmacy-technician
duties in both retail and hospital settings. HGTC’s curriculum combines classroom
and experiential learning, with students training in pharmacies to experience the
duties carried out by the pharmacist and pharmacy technician in preparing medications,
filling prescriptions, pricing, recording patient profiles, calculating medications,
compounding IV fluids, handling controlled substances, and other pharmacy-related
The Pharmacy Technician program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Accreditation Services Division, 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD, 20814. A new commission, the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission (PTAC), is being formed through collaboration with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
For more information about HGTC’s accreditations, click here.
Pharmacy technicians can find employment in the following settings:
- Hospital pharmacies
- Retail pharmacies
- Chain drugstores
- Independent drugstores
- Mass merchandisers (Wal-Mart, Target, Sams, Costco, K-Mart, etc.)
- Clinic pharmacies
- Mail-order prescription pharmacies
- Pharmaceutical companies
For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical Colleges Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.
For more information about gainful employment, visit: http://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow.
Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
Students must pass a criminal background check and urine drug screening 30 days prior to starting clinical each semester.
|First Semester - Fall|
|PHM 101||Introduction to Pharmacy||3|
|PHM 111||Applied Pharmacy Practice Laboratory||2|
|PHM 113||Pharmacy Technician Math||3|
|PHM 114||Therapeutic Agents I||3|
|PHM 175||Pharmacy Technician Practicum||3|
|Second Semester - Spring|
|PHM 103||Pharmacy Law & Ethics||2|
|PHM 110||Pharmacy Practice||4|
|PHM 118||Community Pharmacy Seminar||1|
|PHM 124||Therapeutic Agents II||3|
|PHM 173||Pharmacy Technician Practicum III||3|
Total Credit Hours