Career Studies Certificates
Career Studies in Pharmacy Technician
Variable. The options within this program amount to approximately one to two semesters of full-time academic work.

A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

The options included within the Career Studies program represent a variety of career and academic pursuits.  Each may be viewed as a mini-curriculum which is part of a broader range of educational possibilities within a given career field. 

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Career Studies Certificate program is based upon the general requirements for admission to the college. 

First Year
First Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
HLT 261 Basic Pharmacy I 3 0 3
HTL 263 Basic Pharmacy I Lab 0 1 1
HLT 250 General Pharmacology 3 0 3
HIM 113 Medical Terminology and Disease Processes I 3 0 3
HLT 106 First Aid and Safety 2 0 2
HLT 105 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 12 1 13
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
HLT 262 Basic Pharmacy II 3 0 3
HLT 264 Basic Pharmacy II Lab 0 1 1
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3
HLT 290*

A comprehensive Criminal Background Check, for criminal history and sex offender crimes against minors, and a drug screen are required for entrance into clinical agencies. Students with convictions or a positive drug screen may be prohibited from clinical practice and may not be able to complete the clinical portion of the program. Costs for criminal backgound checks and drug testing will be the responsibility of the student.

Coordinated Internship Pharm Tech 1 6 4
HLT 145 Ethics for Health Care Personnel 2 0 2
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 9 7 13


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