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Pharmacy student working with pharmaceuticals

Pharmacy Technology


Learn to work as a pharmacy technician assisting a pharmacist. This program includes laboratory training and internships in clinical settings.

Conditional Enrollment Program: You will be eligible to enroll in PHT courses once you have completed the requirement listed in Program Admissions and the Department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or advisor for more information.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


Northwest Campus

Contact Information

Division of Education & Biomedical Programs
Dean: 520.206.5105
Lead Faculty: 520.206.2176

Program Information

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Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Pharmacy Technician $35,752

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Students must receive a grade of "C" or better in all core courses to progress to the next semester.

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
PHT 170 Introduction to Pharmacy Technology 2
PHT 171IN Pharmaceutical Calculations 4
PHT 172 Drug Therapy I 4
PHT 175IN Pharmacy Operations 5
PHT 179IN Sterile Products 5
PHT 181 Interprofessional Relations in Pharmacy 3
PHT 182 Drug Therapy II 4
PHT 187 Pharmacy Law and Ethics 3
PHT 190LB Pharmacy Technician Internship 4
PHT 197 Clinical Seminar 2
Subtotal 36

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CHM 130IN Fundamental Chemistry I [SUN# CHM 1130] 4
MGT/STU 230 Dynamics of Leadership 3
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
Subtotal 8
Total 44

Conditional Program/Major Codes: CRTPHARMTECH/9PHC

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