NEW Pharmacy Technician Program


Galveston College Offers New Pharmacy Technician Program
(Certificate Program)

Proposed for Spring 2009 Semester

 Program Summary

The Pharmacy Technician Program will be a two-semester Certificate program.  It will be a Level I Certificate of Technology consisting of 29 credit hours and 800 contact hours. This program will be located at Galveston College under the administrative direction of the Dean of Health Sciences.

Students who successfully complete this certificate program will be eligible to take the National Certification Examination for Pharmacy Technicians administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, the accrediting board for Pharmacy Technicians. Certified Pharmacy Technicians earn approximately $10.00 to $15.00 per hour.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Complete and submit the Galveston College requirements for admission to the college.
    • Note:  Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Pharmacy Technician Program.
  • Complete and submit a formal program application to the Allied Health Advisor beginning April 1st through August 1st of each year to be considered for the Fall Semester and beginning October 1st through December 15th to be considered for the Spring Semester.  Enrollment will be limited.  Any applications received after the deadline will be reviewed and considered for acceptance at the discretion of the Program Director.
  • File a degree plan with the Allied Health Advisor which shows evidence of:
    • Official THEA scores on an official college transcript or official test score report form sent directly to Galveston College from the college and/or test company.
    • Satisfactory completion of MATH 0304, READ 0302, and ENGL 0302 by placement or course completion within five (5) years of acceptance into the program.
    • Overall G.P.A. of 2.0 on all prior college credits.
    • Complete and satisfactorily pass a background check by the college at the student’s expense within 10 business days of the application interview.
    • Complete a random clear drug screening test at the student’s expense.
  • Complete the following prior to enrollment:
    • Provide proof of Hepatitis B vaccination series or proof of illness including the titer (takes approximately seven months to complete).  Note:  To be eligible to apply to the program, student must show proof that the immunization process has been started. 
    • Complete Varicella vaccination or proof of illness by the start of the program
    • Complete Tdap (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertusussis), MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella), and TB skin test (Tuberculin test) vaccinations within 6 months of starting the program.

Pharmacy Technology
Certificate of Technology Degree Plan

First Semester Course Title Credit Hours Lec Lab External
HITT 1211 Computers in Health Care 2 32 0 0
PHRA 1309 Pharmaceutical Math I 3 48 0 0
PHRA 1413 Community Pharmacy Practice 4 48 48 0
PHRA 1541 Pharmacy Drug Therapy and Treatment 5 96 0 0
PHRA 1360 Clinical: Community Pharmacy  3 0 0 160
TOTAL 17 Total Contact Hours: 432
Second Semester Course Title Credit Hours Lec Lab External
PHRA 1345  Intravenous Admixture and Sterile Compounding  3 32 48 0
PHRA 1347 Pharmaceutical Math II  3 48 0 0
PHRA 1349  Institutional Pharmacy Practice  3 32 48 0
PHRA 2360* Clinical: Institutional Pharmacy  3 0 0 160
TOTAL 12 Total Contact Hours:  368
Total Semester Credit Hours in Program  29 Total Contact Hours:  800

*Capstone Experience