Pharmacy Technician

Admissions Requirements
Catalog Year: 2018

This program is open to qualified high school and adult students. High school students must be seniors. In addition, students must meet the following program requirements:

  • Adult students must have a high school diploma or equivalent.*
  • Take and pass a urine drug screen.
  • If 18 or older, complete and pass a federal criminal background check.**
  • Pass DATC Admissions Tests in reading, math, spelling, language, and typing***
  • Be current on all immunizations: MMR, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Tdap, Influenza, and have a negative tuberculin skin test.
  • Complete a Pharmacy Technician Program Application and be accepted into the program.

*A high school diploma or equivalent is required to register for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam (PTCE) or the Examination for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT).

**Any misdemeanor or felony conviction on record may negatively impact your chances of being accepted into the program, being placed on an externship site, obtaining a Pharmacy Technician professional license and obtaining employment in a healthcare setting. If you have a felony conviction within the last five years or any type of drug conviction, you will not be accepted into the program, nor will you be eligible to obtain a Pharmacy Technician license.

***In most cases, adult students who need assistance with these skills can be enrolled in Skill Development classes if unable to achieve acceptable scores on the entrance exams. Once acceptable scores are achieved, the student will be given an application for the program. However, high school students should complete these classes at their high school.