2019-2020 College Catalog

Pharmacy Assistant TCC

Program Description (Major Code: PB71)

The Pharmacy Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) is designed to provide students with short term training to prepare them for entry-level employment in a variety of settings such as, retail pharmacies, nursing homes, medical clinics, etc. Students will receive didactic instruction and laboratory training in anatomy and physiology, fundamental concepts and principles for receiving, storing and dispensing medication.

The Pharmacy Technology Program conducted by Atlanta Technical College is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Admissions Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Cannot be convicted of a felony that occurred within the last ten (10) years, and/or any conviction that was drug or pharmacy related
  • Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
  • Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Office of Enrollment Services

Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.

  • Must complete MATH 1012 with a minimum letter grade of B within 2 attempts.
  • Must complete PHAR 1000 with a minimum letter grade of B within 2 attempts.

Program Additional Fees (Cost are estimated and are subject to change)

  • Books & Supplies: $1,000
  • CPR Card: $9.00
  • Liability Insurance: $11.00 per year
  • Uniform: $100.00
  • Certification Exam: $129.00
  • Physical Exam: $150.00
  • TB Test: $40.00
  • 10 Panel Drug Test: $50.00
  • Criminal Background Check: $50.00
  • Pharmacy Technician Registration/Fingerprint: $136.25
  • ACEMAPP: $50
  • Immunization Records: Based on Healthcare Provider Source

Blood and Airborne Pathogens: Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens. These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at https://tcsg.edu/tcsgpolicy/tcsg_policy_manual.pdf.

Course Outline


General Education Courses (3 Credits)

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


Occupational Courses (32 Credits)

COMP 1000Intro to Computers


ALHS 1011Anatomy and Physiology


ALHS 1090MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences


PHAR 1000Pharmaceutical Calculations


PHAR 1010Pharmacy Technology Fundamenta


PHAR 1020Principles of Dispensing Meds


PHAR 1040Pharmacology


PHAR 1055Pharmacy Assistant Practicum


Total Credit Hours: 35

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 3 Credits

Estimated Program Cost: $5,559

Additional Miscellaneous Supplies: $400