Pharmacy Technician Program Certificate (PHT. CERT)

Please note processing of the State license/approval takes approximately eight weeks.

Students must complete all PHT program and general education course requirements with a “C” or better.

Suggested Sequence for Full-Time Students

Overview for College Success Credits
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
Prerequisite Courses Credits
BIO 115 Human Body Structure 4
HIT 102 Fundamentals of Medical Terminology 1
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Proficiency in Elementary Algebra (or higher) (a grade of “B” or better is preferred)
Proficiency in computers/typing at 25 wpm
Semester 1 Credits
PHT 100 Pharmacy Technician Orientation [1] 3
PHT 101 Pharmaceutical Mathematics [3] 3
PHT 102 Pharmacy Operations I 3
PHT 104 Pharmacology I 3
PHT 105 Pharmacy Technician Internship I [2] 1
PHT 118

SPN 115

OTC, Herbal and Alternative Therapy
OR
Spanish for Health Care Providers I
3
Semester 2 Credits
PHT 108 Pharmacy Operations II 3
PHT 103 Sterile Products 3
PHT 107 Pharmacy Law 1
PHT 106 Pharmacy Technician Internship II [2] 2
PHT 109 Pharmacology II 3
SPE 108

COM 106

Oral Communications
OR
Interpersonal Communications
3
Minimum for Certificate (including prerequisites): 39
Optional CourseWork Credits
PHT 111 Pharmacy Informatics (Requires approval of coordinator) 3
PHT 120 Clinical Pharmacy Technician (Requires approval of coordinator) 3
Short Course Option Credits
PHT 115 Fundamentals of Pharmacy Technician Practice 6

 

Pharmacy Technician Program Suggested Sequence for Part-Time Students

Illinois and Indiana students must be licensed by the State of Illinois and Indiana prior to the onset of internship. Eligibility for licensure may be limited by the result of a criminal background check. Please note processing of the state license(s) takes approximately eight weeks. A drug screening is usually required by most pharmacy employers.

Prerequisite Courses Credits
BIO 115 Human Body Structure 4
HIT 102 Fundamentals of Medical Terminology 1
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Proficiency in Elementary Algebra (or higher) (a grade of “B” or better is preferred)
Proficiency in computers/typing at 25 wpm
Semester 1 Credits
PHT 100 Pharmacy Technician Orientation [1] 3
PHT 101 Pharmaceutical Mathematics [3] 3
PHT 102 Pharmacy Operations I 3
Semester 2 Credits
PHT 108 Pharmacy Operations II 3
PHT 103 Sterile Products 3
Semester 3 Credits
SPE 108

COM 106

Oral Communications
OR
Interpersonal Communications
3
Semester 4 Credits
PHT 104 Pharmacology I 3
PHT 105 Pharmacy Technician Internship I [2] 1
PHT 118

SPN 115

OTC, Herbal and Alternative Therapy
OR
Spanish for Health Care Providers I
3
Semester 5 Credits
PHT 107 Pharmacy Law 1
PHT 106 Pharmacy Technician Internship II [2] 2
PHT 109 Pharmacology II 3
Minimum for Certificate (including prerequisites): 39
Optional CourseWork Credits
PHT 111 Pharmacy Informatics (Requires approval of coordinator) 3
PHT 120 Clinical Pharmacy Technician (Requires approval of coordinator) 3
Short Course Option Credits
PHT 115 Fundamentals of Pharmacy Technician Practice 6

1. Successful completion of PHT 115 can be substituted for PHT 100 for a total of 3 credit hours.
2. Each internship requires 150 hours of on the job training for a total of 300 hours. Illinois and Indiana students must be licensed by the State of Illinois and/or State of Indiana prior to the onset of internship.
3. PHT students cannot register for the pharmacy math course more than two times.