The Pharmacy Technology program prepares graduates for positions working under the supervision of a licensed and registered pharmacist in retail and institutional pharmacy practice settings. Students completing the program will have a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, pharmacy law, and the therapeutic classification and use of the top 200 prescription drugs. Students will develop skills in pharmaceutical preparation, maintaining patient profiles or records, sterile products preparation, performing stock procedures, communication and presentation, and computer use to enter, store, and recall patient information.
The Pharmacy Technology program is a selective admissions program, which is explained below. Approximately 12-16 students are admitted to the program each Fall Semester. Course requirements prior to the technical pharmacy courses are open to all students who meet specific course prerequisites. The technical certificate can be obtained in an 11-month course of study.
Contact the Health Professions Division at (208) 676-7132 for further information. Admission Procedures
Application Deadline: June 1 for acceptance into Fall Semester. The application packet for the Pharmacy Technology program may be obtained from the Admissions Office or the Health Professions Office.
In addition to the regular college admissions requirements, students applying to the Pharmacy Technology program need to complete an application form. Current students should already have paid their application fee and have transcripts on file, but still need to submit an Application for Admission to the Pharmacy Technology program. An Application Packet for the Pharmacy Technology program may be picked up at the Admissions Office after May 1.
1. Submit a Pharmacy Technology Program Application by June 1.
2. New, returning and transfer students must submit an NIC Application for Admission by June 1.
3. Submit official high school transcripts or GED scores to the NIC Admissions Office no later than 2:30 p.m. June 1.
4. Submit official college transcripts to the Admissions Office no later than 2:30 p.m. June 1. Only courses that appear on the official transcript will be used to determined points for admission.
5. Submit documentation for health occupation credential. This documentation must be a transcript indicating completion of a program and the certificate, license, or degree awarded. No points will be awarded without this documentation.
6. Submit a copy of your Summer class schedule. Students who are enrolled in prerequisite courses in the Summer Session in a school other than North Idaho College must submit a copy of their current schedule. This will validate eligibility to meet all prerequisites. Admission Requirements
1. High school diploma or GED.
2. Completion of the NIC COMPASS test (or equivalent) with an algebra score of 41 or higher or completion of MATH-025 with a grade of C or better and an English score of 68 or the completion of ENGL-099 or ENGL-101 with a grade of C or better.
3. Transfer applicants must submit official transcripts of work-in-progress from current college. Final transcripts are required when available.
4. No course may be repeated more than once to achieve a 2.00 grade point average.
5. Completion of a criminal record background check prior to enrolling in PHAR-180.
6. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C (2.00) must be achieved in prerequisite courses:
a. ALTH-106 (Working In Health Care)
b. BIOL-175 (Human Biology) or BIOL-100 (Fundamentals of Biology)
c. CAOT-112 (Keyboarding 1)
d. CAOT-113 (Keyboarding 2)