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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. 

Course Sequence: 
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
First Semester
AST 117 Keyboarding for Computer Usage 1 0 1
HIM 113 Medical Terminology & Disease Processes I 3 0 3
HLT 250 General Pharmacology 3 0 3
HLT 261 Basic Pharmacy I 3 0 3
MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 0 13
Second Semester
HLT 262 Basic Pharmacy II 3 0 3
HLT 290 Coordinated Internship in Pharmacy Technician 1 6 4
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts 3 0 3
PSY 120 Human Relations 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 0 15
Total 23 6 26

Due to the short duration of these programs and the absence of general education requirements from most, successful completion does not entitle one to participate in or to be recognized during graduation exercises. 

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.

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