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2017-2018 Catalog 
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Pharmacy Technician, Letter of Recognition

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Career Programs Building, Room 170L

Award: Letter of Recognition

Total Credit Hours: 9 credit hours

Purpose: This Letter of Recognition Program prepares students to gain entry-level employment as a pharmacy technician. The courses completed in this certificate program can be used to fulfill the requirements of the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program.

Admission Requirements: Admission to HCC does not guarantee admission to the Pharmacy Technician Program.  The requirements below must be completed and submitted to the Office of Admissions and Registration before the first day of class.

  • Students who are accepted into this program must submit to drug screening and complete a criminal background check with no record of felony or drug convictions.
  • College placement test scores in English and Mathematics. Courses require that students have completed developmental English and Mathematics (ENG 100 and MAT 098) or have equivalent placement test scores.
  • Proof of BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED) certification.
  • Pharmacy technician students must maintain a “C” or better in all program courses.
  • Students must be capable of performing the technical standards of the program.

Fact Sheet:

Letter of Recognition Requirement (9 Credits)

Additional Program Requirements

Criminal Background Checks

All students who are offered admission to the Dental Hygiene program will be required to submit to fingerprinting and a complete criminal background check.  Based on the results of the fingerprinting, complete criminal background check and consultation with pharmacy licensing agencies, students may be ineligible for enrollment in the program.

Drug Screen

All students who are offered admission to the Pharmacy Technician program will be required to submit to a drug screen. Drug screen results are disclosed to clinical facilities as required. A random drug screen may also be requested at any time during the Pharmacy Technician program if a faculty member or a clinical facility representative has reasonable cause to suspect that a student is impaired and poses a safety concern to others. If a student is denied access by a clinical site because of drug screen results, and as such, cannot meet program requirements, the student will be recommended for dismissal from the pharmacy technician program.

Technical Standards

There are technical standards and skill requirements which students are expected to possess and demonstrate in order to be successful in this program.  More information on these standards can be found on the Web page for this program.


*In order to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) candidates must satisfy the following eligibility requirements: high school diploma or equivalent educational diploma; full disclosure of all criminal actions; and compliance with all applicable PTCB Certification policies. 

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