Professional Pharmacy Technician Diploma

 

Sullivan University’s Pharmacy Technician program is an academic-based program. This program is operated as part of the College of Pharmacy within The Sullivan University System. The Pharmacy Technician program boasts several advantages, including pharmacists on faculty, an in-house compounding laboratory, a community and institutional mock pharmacy, and pharmacy and a Drug Information Center. These allow students to spend less time in lecture and more time practicing and working in the pharmacies.

Students will also complete two 100-hour externships to allow them hands-on experience in the field. Each student completes a 100-hour externship at a community pharmacy and a 100-hour externship at an institutional setting (hospital or long-term care facility). We have contracts with over 40 different pharmacies in the area so students have a wide-range of facilities they may work in with their externship.

As part of the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Technician students are provided all necessary resources associated with their training. The Sullivan University Pharmacy Technician diploma program received accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) on August 5, 2009. Our mission is to train students to provide outstanding, ethical and empathetic pharmacy care; to serve the health care needs of the community and the individual patient; to expand the scope of practice of pharmacy technicians in community settings, hospitals, managed care facilities and government agencies; and to be compassionate patient advocates and leaders in their communities.

 

What qualities should a Professional Pharmacy Technician Diploma student have?

You should be motivated, have strong communication skills, be able to work in a fast-paced environment, possess strong ethics, have the desire to help others, and be able to comply with the professional standards of the pharmacy profession.

What specific skills or knowledge are taught in the Professional Pharmacy Technician Diploma program?

You will be taught information on:

  1. History of pharmacy
  2. Pharmacy laws and regulations
  3. Pharmacy and medication safety
  4. Top drugs
  5. Pharmacology
  6. Pharmacy operations
  7. Processing & billing prescriptions
  8. Inventory control and inventory
  9. Pharmacy calculations
  10. Sterile and non-sterile compounding

What is the most important or unique thing about Sullivan’s Professional Pharmacy Technician Diploma program?

There are several things that make our program unique. We are the only program in the state and only one of a handful in the nation that are associated with a College of Pharmacy. We have two incredible simulation pharmacies that mock a community and institutional pharmacy. We are one of only three programs in the state that are accredited through the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Professional Pharmacy Technician Diploma Course Requirements

72 Credit Hours
Length: 12 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.
CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours72
AOM 105Keyboarding Essentials4
CSC 118Computer Applications I4
ENG 101Composition I4
FYE 101Information Literacy4
MSS 104Medical Terminology4
MSS 154Health and Safety Techniques4
MTH 101College Mathematics4
PHT 101Introduction to Pharmacy Technician4
PHT103Anatomy and Physiology4
PHT 105Pharmaceutical Calculations4
PHT 150Pharmacotherapeutics I4
PHT 151Pharmacotherapeutics II4
PHT 201Pharmacy Law and Ethics4
PHT 203Community Pharmacy Operations4
PHT 204Institutional Pharmacy Operations4
PHT 205Principles of Customer Service2
PHT 206Sterile Compounding4
PHT 209Medication Safety2
PHT 299Pharmacy Externship4

Locations Where One Can Enroll:

Louisville

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