Health Science Pharmacy Technician Pathway, Associate of Applied Science


The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in a Health Science is a career path for persons who have completed the following certificate programs: Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, or Vocational Nursing. The 60 semester credit hour degrees for these programs are designed for health science professionals to meet education goals, to transfer into four-year university healthcare administration or healthcare service programs, and to attain possible promotion from entry-level to more advanced level office positions.

Plan of Study

North and South Campuses 

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
HPRS 1206 Essentials of Medical Terminology 2
PHRA 1202 Pharmacy Law 2
PHRA 1305 Drug Classification 3
PHRA 1309 Pharmaceutical Mathematics I 3
PHRA 1313 Community Pharmacy Practice I 3
Second Term
PHRA 1441 Pharmacy Drug Therapy and Treatment 4
PHRA 1347 Pharmaceutical Mathematics II 3
PHRA 1345 Compounding Sterile Preparations and Aseptic Technique 3
PHRA 1349 Institutional Pharmacy Practice 3
Third Term
PHRA 1243 Pharmacy Technician Certification Review 2
PHRA 1261 Clinical-Pharmacy Technician I 2
PHRA 2261 Clinical-Pharmacy Technician II 2
Fourth Term
MATH 1314 College Algebra (or Higher) 3
HIST 1301 United States History I 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Humanities) or Creative Arts (Fine Arts) 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Speech Communication  
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communication  
Business and Professional Speech  
Fifth Term
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
Select one of the following: 4
Biology for Science Majors I (lecture)
and Biology for Science Majors I (lab)
Anatomy and Physiology I (Lecture)
and Anatomy and Physiology I (Lab)
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
HIST 1302 United States History II 3
 Total Credits60

To be eligible for this degree, the student must have completed the Pharmacy Technician certificate program.