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Pharmacy Technician program

General Info

  • Delgado Community College, founded in 1921, is Louisianas oldest and largest community college
  • Mission:
    Delgado Community College provides a learning centered environment in which to prepare students from diverse backgrounds to attain their educational, career, and personal goals, to think critically, to demonstrate leadership and to be productive and responsible citizens.

The Program

  • The Pharmacy Technician Certificate of Technical Studies provides academic and clinical education in pharmacy practice. The program includes instruction in pharmacology, pharmacy calculations, clinical practice, preparing and dispensing medications, classification of drugs, sterile products and materials management. The skills of the pharmacy technician complement those of the registered pharmacist.
  • The Pharmacy Technician program at Delgado Community College is a two semester, full-time program of combined clinical and classroom education. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

Admission Requirements

  • Selection into the program is based on the candidate's overall qualities, including college and professional education background, grade averages, character references, evidence of basic skills, interpersonal relations, and an interest in the pharmacy profession.
  • Applicants must be able to meet the program's technical standards. The admissions committee for the Allied Health Division evaluates all applicants. Prospective students should contact the Allied Health Admissions Office for admissions criteria and to initiative application procedure.
  • The deadline for application to the program is April 7 for the class beginning in SUMMER, July 7 for the class beginning in FALL and October 1 for the class beginning in SPRING.
  • To be eligible to apply to the Pharmacy Technician program, students must meet the following criteria:
  • Must provide evidence of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successfully complete all prerequisite general education courses (BIOL 161, BIOL 163, and HESC 111).
  • Earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all college courses.
  • Have completed the pre-requisites for Math 118, documented by placement test score or developmental course completion.
  • Be able to meet the program's technical standards.

Accreditation

Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Academic Degree

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Address

Delgado Community College
City Park Campus
615 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

Voice +1.504.671.5012
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Added: Sat Jul 17 2010
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