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Pharmacy Technician (BP/EP) Diploma

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

Pre-Pharmacy Technician Course Requirements

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Score of 78+ on ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Test

or

ENGL0921Applied Reading Techniques

3

or

ESOL0841Grammar/Writing IV

5

and

ESOL0842Reading IV

4

and

ESOL0843College Communication Skills IV

3

Score of 86+ on ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills Test

or

ENGL1021Essay Fundamentals

3

Score of 41+ on ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Test

or

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

or

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

Total Credits  0

Pharmacy Technician program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.  Graduates are eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTEC).  Upon passing this exam, students earn the credential: CPhT (Certified Pharmacy Technician).

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
PHRM1000Medical and Pharmacy Terminology

2

PHRM1010Pharmacy Law and Ethics

2

PHRM1020Pharmaceutical Calculations

2

PHRM1040Principles of Pharmacy Practice I

4

PHRM1100Chemistry for Pharmacy Technicians

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

or

HLTH1010Anatomy and Physiology

4

Total Credits  18

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
PHRM1055Pharmacology and Epidemiology of Disease Processes

5

PHRM1060Principles of Pharmacy Practice II

5

PHRM1080Pharmacy Technician Externship I

3

PHRM1090Pharmacy Technician Externship II

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

Total Credits  19

Criminal Background Studies

Minnesota law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with children, patients, and residents at a health or child care facility licensed by the State of Minnesota must have a background study conducted by the state.  Individuals with specified felony convictions are prohibited from having direct contact with children, patients, and residents of licensed facilities.  Anyone refusing to cooperate in the criminal background study cannot participate in coursework that requires direct contact with children, patients or residents.  Students who are disqualified from having direct patient/resident/child contact will not be able to participate in coursework which includes a practical experience.  Therefore, completion of coursework for the program major will not be possible without documentation of a cleared background study.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Graduation (37 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

7/12/2018 : BP 8906 / EP 8907