Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technician
The Program of Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Pharmacy Technician aspires to develop students with the knowledge and skills to perform as an important component of the teamwork of a pharmacy. The students will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge through didactic courses directed to know the most important aspects of this field. The program will also provide the opportunity to develop the techniques and skills that will enable the student to work with a high level of competence.
The Pharmacy Technician is the professional that helps the Pharmacist to dispatch medication prescribed by the doctor, under the supervision of the authorized Pharmacist. The auxiliary is qualified to work in the hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy, as well as any other licensed distributor of pharmaceutical products.
The dispatch of meds implies a series of activities in sequence that consists among others in taking care of the patient; receive and interpret the received prescription; select the product; as well as the appropriate delivery package; to verify dose; to prepare simple solutions, ointments and other pharmaceutical preparations; to carry out suitable labeling using computerized systems and computation of prices.
- Certified Pharmacy Technician
- Lead Pharmacy Technician
- Front Counter Clerk
- Pharmacy Cashier
- Pharmacy Assistant
General Requirements for Admission:
The applicant must provide evidence of a standard high school diploma or one of the equivalents as defined by the Department of Higher Education HEA Sec. 484(d) and detailed below:
- A GED Certificate
- A certified or other official completion documentation demonstrating that the student has passed a state-authorized examination (such as the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) or a state-recognized equivalent of a high school diploma.
- A conferred associate’s degree
- Successfully completed at least 60 semester or trimester credit hours or 72 quarter credit hours that does not result in the awarding of a degree, but that is acceptable for full credit toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree may provide the official transcripts from the transferring institution.
Conditional acceptance is available for students who are enrolled while still in high school. Students must receive their high school diploma or equivalent prior to being admitted to AGMU. Students must provide evidence of a high school diploma or equivalent prior to receiving a diploma or degree from AGMU.
Applicants must provide evidence of previous credits, courses or studies documenting graduation from secondary school to an authorized University member. Only original documents will be considered as evidence. Original documents such as:
- A General Education Diploma (GED) or other diploma or graduation document
- Certification prepared by a secondary institution, agency recognized by the US
- Applicants who have completed previous college-level coursework must provide an official transcript from the transferring institution (this means a document issued by the institution which includes an official seal, generally with a stamp stating “official transcript”).
- Applicants who have not completed 60 semester or 72 quarter hours at a recognized institution of higher education must provide evidence of a high school diploma or its equivalent as defined above.
If the applicant cannot leave the original document for his admission record, the officer will make a copy and certify with his initials that it is a copy from the original.
Additional requirements may apply to specific academic programs.
*If the applicant is enrolling in a bilingual program, before enrolling in any course, the applicant may be required to take a language proficiency assessment. Please refer to the AGMU Language Placement Protocol and the Transfer Credit Policy.