At a Glance:Advisor:
Walker: Carissa Dapp
A.S., Northwestern Technical College
Pharmacy Assistant (PB71)
Offered at the Following Campus
- Walker County Campus
The Pharmacy Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) is designed to provide students with short term training to prepare them for entry-level employment in a variety of settings such as hospitals, retail pharmacies, nursing homes, medical clinics, etc. Students will receive didactic instruction and laboratory training in anatomy and physiology, fundamental concepts and principles of receiving, storing and dispensing medication.
Entrance Date: Fall, Spring semesters (Day); Winter semester (Evening)
Age: 17 years old for entrance into Health Technology pre-occupational curriculum
18 years old for entrance into Health Technology programs
Admission requirements for occupational curriculum: 1) Attainment of 18 or more years of age; 2) Documentation of high school graduation or completion of GED; 3) achievement of program ready or provisional scores on the placement test; and 4) completion of general admission.
1. Submit results of a TB skin test or chest X-ray and the results of a drug screen one month prior to practicum courses (fieldwork);
2. Documentation of CPR certification through the American Heart Association submitted prior to practicum coursework (fieldwork);
3. Liability Insurance paid through GNTC prior to practicum coursework (fieldwork);
4. Background check that will be completed before admittance into practicum coursework (fieldwork).