Pharmacy Technology (CTPHAR)



This certificate program prepares students for pharmacy technician entry-level positions in hospitals, retail stores, and other specialty areas of pharmacy practice, where they work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Students learn to blend a high attention to detail with patient care. This is a full time program and courses are required to be completed in sequence.


Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site:

Admissions Requirements

Washtenaw Community College uses a competitive admission process for high demand programs in health care. There are multiple requirements that must be completed prior to submitting an application for admission. For detailed information regarding admission to this health care program, please visit our Welcome to Health Care home page at:

Contact Information

Health Sciences
Allied Health Department
Susan Travis


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Credits
BIO 101 Concepts of Biology 4
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
MTH 167 or Math Applications for Health Science
MTH 169 or Intermediate Algebra
Any Math Level 4 or Higher Course 3 - 4
Total 14 - 15
Semester 1 (Fall)
Class Title Credits
HSC 101 or Healthcare Terminology
HSC 124 Medical Terminology 1 - 3
PHT 100 Introduction to Pharmacy and Health Care Systems 4
PHT 103 Pharmaceutical Calculations 2
PHT 145 Prescription Processing and Compounding 2
Total 9 - 11
Semester 2 (Winter)
Class Title Credits
PHT 101 Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians 4
PHT 198 Pharmacy Experience 4
Total 8
Total Credits Required
31 - 34

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