Level One Certificate Program
Major Code: (5106)

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.

Admissions Requirements

All prospective candidates who wish to be admitted to the Pharmacy Technician Program should contact the Program Coordinator at (409) 944-1292.

Applicants must:
1. Complete the requirements for admission to the College.  Admission to the
    College does not guarantee admission to the Program.

     Requirements for the College include:

       a. TSI scores for TSI-eligible students or placement scores for TSI-exempt
           students which permit enrollment in college level courses. Official
           TSI scores must appear on a transcript to be sent directly to Galveston
           College from the test company on an official test score report form.

2. Initiate the Program Checklist in the Admissions office.
3. Continue the Program Checklist Process and Complete Program Degree Plan in
    the Counseling Office.
     Degree plan must show evidence of:

       a. Complete Math 0304 Intermediate Algebra, by placement or course
           completion within five years prior to acceptance into the Program.
       b. Achieve a “C” or better in all general education and program specific
           courses. An overall GPA of 2.0.

4. Submit Program Application to the Program Coordinator.

    Program Applications are accepted beginning April 1st through August 14th
      of each year for the Fall Semester and beginning October 1st through January
      6th to be considered for the Spring Semester.  Applications that are submitted
      after the deadline will be reviewed at the discretion of the Selection Committee.
      Due to limited enrollment, we cannot accept every applicant.   Applicants not
      admitted to the program must re-apply each year. Successful applicants will
      be notified by mail of acceptance to the program.

   ● Complete the following prior to enrollment:

      a. Show proof of Hepatitis B immunization series or proof of illness including
          titer (takes seven months to complete). To be eligible to apply to the
          program, student must show proof that the immunization process has
          been started. The process needs to be completed by the start of the
      b. Complete Varicella vaccination (Chicken pox) or proof of illness by the
          start of the program.
      c. Complete a background check through the college at students cost upon
          acceptance to Program.
      d. Complete a clear drug screening test as directed by the Program.
      e. Potential students may need to complete interview process or meet with
          Program Coordinator upon request.
      f. Attend Mandatory Orientation.

Transfer Policy:

Course work from another program will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Program Coordinator.  A grade of “C” or better is required on all transferred prerequisite, general education and program specific courses.  Transfer students from another program will be admitted on a space-available basis.

Transfer students must:

1. Complete admission requirements to Galveston College as well as the
    Program admission criteria.
2. Submit course syllabi for review, if requested by program coordinator.
3. Agree to complete a disclosure of information form.

Re-Admission Policies:

Re-Admission policies relate to students who are admitted to the Pharmacy Technician Program, leave prior to completion and apply to return to the program. Re-admission is based upon an individual review of the student’s record and space availability. Students may re-enter the Program only one time if the reason for exit was failure of a course or courses in the program. Re-admission must be within one (1) year of leaving the program. Students desiring re-admission after one (1) year must complete the entire program.

The applicant must:

1. Be in good academic standing. 
2. Submit a request to the Admission and Progression Committee. 
3. Satisfactorily complete re-admission requirements identified at the time of exit. 
4. Meet Program Admission Criteria


First Semester
HITT 1211  Computers in Health Care                                         2
PHRA 1309  Pharmaceutical Math I       3
PHRA 1413  Community Pharmacy Practice                          4
PHRA 1541  Pharmacy Drug Therapy and Treatment                      5
PHRA 1360  Clinical: Community Pharmacy  3
 TOTAL  17
Second Semester
PHRA 1345 Intravenous Admixture and Sterile Compounding 3
PHRA 1347 Pharmaceutical Math II 3
PHRA 1349  Institutional Pharmacy Practice  3
PHRA 2360  Clinical: Institutional Pharmacy*  3





*Identifies CAPSTONE course                                (TP) - Identifies Tech Prep courses              
  Underline - Identifies courses to meet academic, general education requirements for AAS Degree; 15 credit   hours

Updated 6/4/2009 - Content Author mmacias