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City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Pharmacy Technology

Advanced Certificate (AC)

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This Advanced Certificate program in Pharmacy Technology prepares students for employment as Pharmacy Technicians. The program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.  Pharmacy technicians assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing health care and medications to patients. They may perform many of the same duties as pharmacists, but all technicians’ work must be checked by a pharmacist before medication is dispensed. While Pharmacy Technicians can work everywhere pharmacists work, some state laws may limit the duties they perform.    
Enrollment Procedures    
A special application is required for entry into the program. Upon acceptance into the program, students must provide proof of current health insurance and recent medical examination.    
Program Admission Requirements    
  • No conviction of felony crime.    
  • Submit a completed application to the Pharmacy Technology program before June 1 for fall semester admission only.    
  • Provide official high school transcripts or GED certificate showing date of graduation as well as official transcripts of all college courses taken by applicant.    
  • Provide official results of the College placement examination indicating college level scores in Mathematics, English, and reading comprehension.
  • Prerequisite Anatomy and Physiology 116 starting Fall 2017   
  • Submit three letters of recommendation either from former teachers, employers, counselors or ministers to the Pharmacy Technology office, Room 7015.    
  • Personal interview with members of the program’s admissions committee.    
For more information on the Pharmacy Technology program please call (312) 850-7385.​    

Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

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Program Core Requirements

29 CH

The following courses are separated into three semesters: 

First Semester: Biology 116; Pharmacy Technology 102, 103, 104, &  201. 

Second Semester: Pharmacy Technology 101, 113, 121, & 202. 

Third Semester: Pharmacy Technology 204 & 205.

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8 CH
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