ACADEMIC MAP
Pharmacy Technician, C.A.S

Semester 1

COURSE CR COMMENTS
COLL 101 : ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: MATH 120 — QUANTITATIVE LITERACY OR HIGHER 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
COMM 202 : INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: PTEC 101 + 101L PHARMACY PRACTICE 7 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
PTEC 112 : PHARMACOLOGY 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 17

Semester 2

COURSE CR COMMENTS
BTEC 253 : MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
PTEC 111 : CALCULATIONS FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS 2 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
PTEC 114 : PHARMACOLOGY 2 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
PTEC 121 : PHARMACY TECH CERTIFICATION REVIEW 2 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
PTEC 102 : CLINICAL COMMUNITY PHARMACY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 13

The Certificate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technician prepares individuals to function as pharmacy technicians under the supervision of licensed pharmacists. The pharmacy technician utilizes appropriate techniques and procedures to prepare and dispense medications in both the community and institutional pharmacy settings.

MILESTONE COURSE:

FIELD/CLINICAL COURSE: These courses have a clinical component that require a background check on admission, drug testing, active CPR card, and current immunizations.

CAREER PLANNING:

CAPSTONE COURSE:

ELECTIVES:

CONCURRENT COURSES:


ADMISSION TO PROGRAM


CERTIFICATION: Successful completion of the program prepares the graduate to sit for the PTCB National Certification Exam.


PRACTICUM and SEMINAR

2+2 with WVU Parkersburg
CAREER LADDER:

Students should average 15 credit hours per semester, or 30 per year, to graduate on time.

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:
30

The Certificate of Applied Science in Patient Care Technician is approved by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Information can be obtained at www.nhanow.com Certification exams offered through NHA are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).


PREPARATION FOR ADMISSION

ADMISSION TO PROGRAM

Completion of the application process does not imply the applicant will be admitted to the PCT program. Due to space limitations, qualified applicants may be ranked according to GPA and submission of application. 

ACCEPTANCE TO PROGRAM

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:


PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE*
Certificate of Applied Science (CAS)


The Pharmacy Technician Certificate of Applied Science program prepares qualified individuals to function as pharmacy technicians under the supervision of licensed pharmacists. As an integral member of the pharmacy staff, the pharmacy technician utilizes appropriate techniques and procedures to prepare and dispense medications in both the community and institutional pharmacy settings. The pharmacy technician also maintains patient profiles and manages inventory.

Through a combination of classroom presentations, campus laboratory practice, and clinical experiences, the student will develop knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician in the safe preparation and delivery of medications to patients. The program includes courses in general and technical education. Clinical and community practice experiences are under licensed pharmacist supervision at local hospital and retail pharmacies. The Pharmacy Technician Certificate program is approved by the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy.


APPLICATION TO PROGRAM
The Nursing and Health Sciences programs have limited enrollment and a selective review process. Students requesting admission to the Pharmacy Technician Certificate program must first meet the requirements for general admission to the college.


In addition to meeting all general admission criteria for the college, students must complete a separate Nursing and Health Sciences application and provide an official copy of their high school transcript or GED and any prior college transcripts. Applications to the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program are available in the Nursing and Health Sciences Division office and online at www.wvup.edu/healthsciences.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

  1. Be a high school graduate or possess a GED.
  2. Minimum 2.0 cumulative college or high school GPA.
    *Please Note: it is the student’s responsibility to enroll in the appropriate courses as per their advisor
    and degree curriculum.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 
General Education Courses

To ensure breadth and depth as students meet these broad education goals, the curriculum focuses on six academic “strands.”

 

Composition & RhetoricScience & TechnologyMath & Quantitative Skill Society, Diversity & ConnectionsHuman Inquiry & the PastThe Arts and Creativity

ENGL 101

ENGL 102

ENGL 107*

ENGL 108*

ASTR 106

ENGL 102

BIOL 101 & BIOL103 lab

ENGL 107*

BIOL 102 & 
ENGL 108*

BIOL 104 lab

BIOL 107*

BIOL 108 *

BIOL 109 *

BIOL 115

BIOL 117

BIOL 171

CHEM 111

CHEM 115

CHEM 116

CS 101

GEOL 101 &
GEOL 102 lab

GEOL 103 &
GEOL 104 lab

GEOL 105 &
GEOL 105L

PSCI 111

PSCI 112

PHYS 101

PHYS 102

PHYS 111

PHYS 112

MATH 120*

MATH 121

MATH 125*

MATH 126

MATH 128

MATH 129

MATH 150

MATH 155

MATH 156

MATH 211

COMM 105

COMM 111

COMM 112

ECON 201

ECON 202

FREN 101

FREN 102

GEOG 102

GEOG 240

POLS 102

POLS 220

PSYC 101

PSYC 241

RELI 231

SOC 101

SOC 105

SOC 221

SOC 232

SPAN 101

SPAN 102

HIST 101

HIST 102

HIST 152

HIST 153

HIST 250*

PHIL 111

PHIL 150*

PHIL 170

History &
Literature of the Arts

ART 101

ART 105

ART 106

MUSI 170

THEA 101

Literature

ENGL 131

ENGL 132

ENGL 221

ENGL 222

ENGL 241

ENGL 242

ENGL 261

ENGL 262

ENGL 285

Applied Arts

ART 109

THEA 102

Creative Writing

ENGL 213

ENGL 214

ENGL 215

* * Serves technical and professional degree programs specific to WVU Parkersburg. Does not transfer to WVU as General Education (March 2018).

BUSINESS ELECTIVES:  Business electives may be chosen from courses with the following prefixes:  ACCT, BTEC, ECON, ENT, FIN, GBUS, MGMT, MKTG, or STEM 420.  For assistance in choosing electives please see your adacemic advisor.  Lower division business elective may include CMS 117, 217, 220, or 230.  For the MKTG upper division electives you may chhose from CMS 371, 360, 410, 425, 439.



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