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Pharmacy technology program

General Info

Washtenaw Community College (WCC), founded in 1965, is a community college located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Program

  • Pharmacy Technology program prepares students for jobs in hospitals, health care agencies, and retail outlets, where they work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist and be expected to blend a high attention to detail with customer service. The program also gives students the opportunity to explore health care as a place for future career opportunities
  • Washtaw Pharmacy Technician Program Mission
    The Pharmacy Technology program strives to prepare graduates for a career in the field of pharmacy technology and provide them with a marketable skill capable of maintaining a comfortable lifestyle.
  • Goals of the Pharmacy Technology Program
    1. To graduate individuals who are able to function successfully as entry-level pharmacy technicians.
    2. To prepare graduates to successfully pass the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination.
    3. To meet the needs of the health care delivery system locally and nationally.
    4. To prepare graduates for employment in hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, research laboratories, home health care agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturing and other various health care entities that employ pharmacy technicians.
    5. To provide students access to the latest technology within the field.
    6. To encourage graduates to recognize the need for continuing education and professional affiliation.

Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants must be attending high school, possess a high school equivalency certificate, or be a high school graduate.
  2. Applicants must complete the following high school courses or equivalent WCC courses with a grade of "C" or better:
    • One year of high school algebra or MTH 097 or minimum COMPASS Algebra score of 32 or higher level math course
    • One year of high school chemistry, or CEM 090 Introductory Chemistry, or one year of high school biology, or BIO 101 (Concepts of Biology) or higher level chemistry/biology course
  3. Admission to the Pharmacy Technology program is contingent upon students declaring that they have specific physical and cognitive abilities. These requirements are detailed in the Pharmacy Technology program admission packet, which can be obtained from the Office of Admissions. WCC reserves the right to request that students successfully demonstrate the specific cognitive and physical abilities related to the Pharmacy Technology program.
  4. A police record check will be done on each student prior to program admission. Students will be excluded from the program for any felony conviction record and/or any controlled substance conviction.
  5. Students must complete all first-semester courses with a grade of "C" or better to progress to the second semester.
  6. Students must complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better in order to graduate from this program.
  7. Students must possess a valid high school diploma or GED by the end of the program and in order to sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam, administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
  8. Students must be at least 18 years of age to graduate from this program.
  9. Students who have a felony conviction record are not allowed to sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.


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

Academic Degree

Certificate in Pharmacy Technician


Washtenaw Community College
4800 E Huron River Dr, PO Box 1610
Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Voice +1.734.973.3666
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Added: Mon Apr 05 2010
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