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2016-2017 College Catalog 
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pharmacy Technician, CTS

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INACTIVE (This program is currently not admitting students.)

Program Description

This program prepares students for employment in retail and hospital based pharmacies. Students learn drug nomenclature and classifications, as well as other drug related information needed to assist with preparing medications in a pharmacy, under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Students participate in clinical experiences under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Students should note that some courses have prerequisites, which must be completed before enrolling into upper level courses and continuing in the program. Successful completion of the program allows graduates to sit for the national certification exam from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).


  • To enable students to acquire the educational competencies expected of a certificate of technical studies graduate
  • To teach basic theoretical and clinical concepts which will prepare students for entry-level as a Pharmacy Technician
  • To provide students with an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary to function effectively in the workplace

Expected Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Certificate of Technical Studies in Pharmacy Technician will:

  • Comprehend fundamentals concepts of dispensing medications, pharmacy laws and ethics, drug classifications, communication, and professionalism needed for success on the job.
  • Demonstrate skills training and clinical experiences necessary to secure employment in the health care industry and make immediate and future decisions regarding job choices and educational growth.

Specific Degree Requirements

Students wishing to earn the Certificate of Technical Studies in Pharmacy Technician must:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Submit application to Louisiana board of Pharmacy
  • Submit a History & Physical examination report certifying they are physically and emotionally fit for the program
  • Provide recent (less than one year) TB skin test or Chest x-ray
  • Obtain CPR for Healthcare Provider certification
  • Submit proof of current immunizations
  • Pass a background check
  • Pass a drug screen
  • Possess a CPR card for Basic Life Support for HealthCare Providers
  • Purchase the required class and clinical uniform(s), and supplies as outlined by instructor
  • Adhere to HIPAA and other confidentiality clauses involving client care or clinical training
  • Arrange transportation to clinical sites or any additional trainings or extracurricular activities
  • Earn a grade of “C” or better in each course used in the major (coded HPHM,CPTR,ORNT)
  • Earn a minimum program cumulative grade point average of 2.0 as well as an adjusted SLCC cumulative grade point average of 2.0

Curriculum Structure


(30 Total credit hours)

  • Pharmacy Technician Core courses 30 credits

Curriculum Guide

Certificate of Technical Studies Total: 30

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