The Pharmacy Technician
Diploma Program is designed to train students in developing
and mastering basic technical skills, theoretical concepts, and
clerical functions in the operation of a pharmacy.
of this program will work under the supervision of a licensed
pharmacist in compounding medicinal
drugs (measure/weigh/mix), preparing and labeling medicines, filling bottles and
vials with the correct quantity of medicine, issuing medicines
to the pharmacy customers, maintaining inventory, keeping patient's
medication profiles on specified records, forms or
computerized systems, collecting, organizing and evaluation of
information for direct patient care, medication review, and
Upon successful completion of this
program, graduates will be awarded a Certificate as a
Pharmacy Technician, and will be eligible to apply for the
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination.
To apply for the Pharmacy Technician Program, students should obtain a
program application packet containing a current listing of admission and course requirements.
Applications are available from the Division of Health
Sciences, or click the link below.
New students should apply for General Admission to GCSC <click here>.
Returning students who have not attended in 2 years or more must also re-apply for admission.
New students must pay the $20 non-refundable college application fee online, at Enrollment Services, or at the Business Office.
Returning students who have not attended in 2 years or more must pay a $10 non-refundable college application fee online, at Enrollment Services, or at the Business Office.
New students must attend a free online College Orientation prior to course registration, otherwise a "hold" will be placed on student's account; for more information to College Orientation .
Submit Pharmacy Technician Program application including Core Performance Standards Form <click here>.
Request official transcripts and diplomas from all high schools attended, or GED with scores, and have them mailed to the Admissions Office, with a minimum GPA of 2.0 ("C").
Request official transcripts from all colleges attended and have them mailed to the Admissions Office.
Take the Florida College Entry Placement Test (CPT) and achieve, at least, minimum scores list in the application packet.
Eligibility for English Composition I, ENC1101.
completion of General Education requirements.
Requirements after Conditional Acceptance:
Current TB Skin Test, TB blood test, or current chest x-ray report (less than a year old).
GCSC Physical Examination (less than a year old) with satisfactory results signed by a physician.
GCSC Immunizations Form with satisfactory results signed by a physician.
Satisfactory criminal background check, at student's expense, which must be done through GCSC.
Copy of current, valid CPR certification and maintain certification throughout the program. Acceptable cards are either American Heart
Association for Healthcare Provider (Basic Cardiac
Life Support), or the American Red Cross CPR for the
ENC1101 English Composition I
MTB0375 Health Math (or higher level)
OST1257 Medical Terminology
BSC1020 Human Biology (or higher level anatomy class)
BSC1020L Human Biology Lab (or higher level)
PTN1101 Pharmacy Technician Orientation
PTN1121 Pharmacological Agents I
CGS1570 Microcomputer Applications
PTN1102 Pharmacy Calculations for Technicians
PTN1122 Pharmacological Agents II
PTN1131 Applied Pharmacy Operations I
PTN1131L Applied Pharmacy Operations I Lab
PTN1940 Pharmacy Technician Practicum I
PTN1941 Pharmacy Technician Practicum II
TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS
+ Prerequisites required.
# Applies only to A.S. degree, A.A.S. degree, and certificate programs.