C45580YV (This certificate is offered for Valley Academy students.)
Total credit hours: 14
The Pharmacy Technology program prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency.
Upon successful completion of all courses in this pathway, the student will be awarded a Certificate in Pharmacy Technology from Davidson-Davie. Once students complete the certificate they are encouraged to continue their coursework towards a diploma or associate degree. Students who enter the Diploma program will be required to complete a drug screen & background check, submit up-to-date immunizations, and CPR for the healthcare provider in order to be eligible for clinical rotations. Once students complete the diploma, they are eligible to take the national Pharmacy Tech certification exam.
Program Director: Leigh Ann Norris
Students must demonstrate English and mathematics “college readiness” levels, via college-level English/math courses or by completion of or waiver credit for specified “transition” or co-requisite courses.
A student must earn a grade of “C” or better in all PHM prefix courses in order to progress in the program.
In addition to Davidson-Davie requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of this profession. Pharmacy Technology Technical Standards (PDF opens in new window)