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Pharmacy technology program

General Info

  • Angelina College, founded on 1966, is a two year community college located in Lufkin, Texas, with special-purpose branches in nearby Nacogdoches and Crockett.
  • Mission:
    The mission of Angelina College is to provide quality educational opportunities and services to aid students in reaching their full potential.

The Program

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will receive a certificate of completion from Angelina College. Students will take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination that is administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) in the Spring semester. Students completing the program will also have satisfied the Texas State Board of Pharmacy training requirements to compound sterile product. This training is part of an ASHP-Accredited program which allows it to be "transferred" to any Texas pharmacy. After passing the national certification, students must register with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. The approval process includes verification of your criminal history and PTCB certification information The program curriculum is a balance of approved didactic and practicum courses which offers the student an opportunity for educational development as well as occupational competence during the nine month program.

Admission Requirements

Admission to Pharmacy Technology Program

  1. Be 18 years of age by Sept. 1.
  2. Gain admission to Angelina College.
  3. Attend an information session to obtain an application packet and information on the program.
  4. Completed application packet for pharmacy technology program must be submitted by June 15 each year for August consideration. This application packet is complete only when all information requested is received. The hepatitis B series (3 shots in 6 months) must be completed by the first clinical day in September.
  5. Take THEA or Accuplacer test and required Keyboarding proficiency examination or computer course. If THEA exempt, must take Accuplacer.
  6. Send all official transcripts directly to Angelina College Registrar's office from issuing schools/agencies. College transfer students must submit official transcripts from all colleges in which the applicants has enrolled. A copy of official college transcripts and a high school transcript or GED scores should be turned in with the completed program (PHRA) application packet.
  7. Interview: The top 25-30 eligible applicants will be interviewed. Candidates will be interviewed on an individual basis by an Interview Committee and will be required to write a short essay on their interest in the pharmacy technology program.
Acceptance into the pharmacy technology program will be limited; applicants will be ranked an selected based on a point system. The point system will be based on pre-admission testing (TASP/THEA or Accuplacer and Keyboarding tests), attendance of information session, former health care work related experience, former college education courses or college degree; and completion of ALL requirements by the posted deadlines.

Students who are accepted into the PHRA program will be notified with a letter from the Pharmacy Technology Program Coordinator before fall registration.

Drug screening and background check will be required after "conditional" acceptance into the program at a designated time prior to clinical assignments. (This will be done at the student's expense, approximately $80.)

The drug screen and background check must be negative to receive "full" acceptance into the program.

Additionally, those applicants accepted into the program must have a complete physical and receive appropriate immunizations and provide a negative drug screen and current CPR certification as mandated by Texas Dept. of State Health Services for healthcare workers prior to practicum assignment.

Accreditation

The Pharmacy Technology program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacist (ASHP)

Academic Degree

Pharmacy Technology Certificate

Address

Angelina College
Pharmacy Technology Program
3500 South First Street
Lufkin, TX 75904
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Added: Thu Apr 01 2010
Last Modified: Wed Mar 05 2014