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Pharmacy Technology Program

General Info

  • Mid-South Community College (MSCC) is a public community college serving East Arkansas, located in West Memphis, Arkansas.
  • College Mission:
    Mid-South Community College is a public two-year institution of higher education with an open-door admission policy, serving Crittenden County, Arkansas, and the surrounding areas with a comprehensive educational program. The College is committed to economic development in the Arkansas Delta through the provision of high quality, affordable, and convenient learning opportunities and services consistent with identified student, community, and regional needs.

The Program

Pharmacy Technology Program

  • The pharmacy technology program, designed in accordance to the standards of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, prepares students with the knowledge and practical skill necessary for successful entry into the profession of pharmacy as a pharmacy technician.
  • Topics include origins of pharmacy, law, ethics, mathematics, order interpretation, prescription preparation, pharmacology, extemporaneous compounding, and clinical application of skills.
  • Upon completion of the programs, students may be prepared to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

Pharmacy Technology Program Goals

  1. In addition to satisfying the General Education Learning Outcomes, pharmacy technology program graduates will be able to satisfy the following Technical/Occupational Outcomes:
  2. Assist the pharmacist is the practice of pharmacy and serving patients;
  3. Demonstrate skills in the interpretation and preparation of prescription and medication orders pursuant to applicable federal and state laws and standards;
  4. Apply knowledge of ethics, confidentiality, and professional standards in complex scenarios encountered in pharmacy practice;
  5. Demonstrate ability to work as both an independent and collaborative member of the healthcare team;
  6. Communicate effectively with patients and healthcare team, demonstrating correct terminology and strong customer service skills.

Admission Requirements

Admissions/Enrollment Requirements

Students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Be at least 18 years of age
  2. Have a high school diploma, or equivalent, at the time of application
  3. Meet required placement test scores or successful completion of DRDG 1023 Developmental Reading II and DENG 1053 Developmental English II
  4. Meet required placement test scores or successful completion of DMTH 1023 Developmental Mathematics II
  5. Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 or greater
  6. Complete a program application, which is available from the Allied Health Sciences Division.
  7. Interview with program faculty
  8. Submit to a substance abuse screening and criminal background check during the first week of class
  9. Students will be required to complete and submit proof of immunization by the end of the second semester of enrollment for the following: Hepatitis-B, Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR), Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (TDaP), Meningitis, and a negative TB skin test.

Accreditation

Mid-South Community College Pharmacy Technology Program is an applicant status by American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Academic Degree

Technical Certificate in Pharmacy Technology

Address

Mid South Community College
Arkansas State University at Beebe
2000 West Broadway
West Memphis, Arkansas 72301

Voice +1.870.733.6042
Fax +1.870.733.6720
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Added: Wed Jan 09 2013
Last Modified: Thu Feb 13 2014