Pharmacy Technology Diploma (PT22)

Effective the end of Summer Semester 2023, this program will no longer be accepting new applicants.  Please contact Anne Johnson, Student Success Coach, at or 912.486.7811 for help deciding the best program for you.

The Pharmacy Technology diploma is designed to enable the student to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes for employment within a pharmacy. Program graduates will be able to perform a variety of technical duties related to preparing and dispensing drugs in accordance with standard procedures and laws under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. A variety of clinical experiences is designed to integrate theory and practice. Graduates will be employable as an entry level pharmacy technician.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Pharmacy Technology program are prepared for employment in hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, home infusion pharmacies, institutional pharmacies, military base pharmacies, compounding pharmacies and other healthcare facilities requiring professional qualified personnel. NOTE: A felony conviction may limit employment opportunities.


The Pharmacy Technician training program conducted by the Pharmacy Technology program at Ogeechee Technical College, Statesboro, Georgia is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), 4500 East-West Highway, Suite 900, Bethesda, MD 20814, 866.279.0681.


Upon entry into the Pharmacy Technology program, students must attain licensure from the Georgia Board of Pharmacy. Students cannot conduct shadowing exercises without licensure. Licensure information will be provided to the student by the program director. Prior to completion of the program, students may register to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. In order to sit for the PTCE, a candidate must have never been convicted of a felony. Students are responsible for submitting applications and all fees for the examination.

Admissions Criteria

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age (must be at least 18 to graduate from the program)
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
Accuplacer 55 60 34 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 224 236 229 NA
Compass 70 32 26 NA
SAT 16 15 18 NA
SAT 270 280 310 NA
ACT 14 13 14 NA
ASSET 37 38 32 NA
PSAT 16 15 18 NA
GED NA 145 145 NA
TABE 461 NA 442 NA

Pharmacy Technology Curriculum

The curriculum for the Pharmacy Technology diploma program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program any semester. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 56 semester credit hours and must be at least 18 years of age. The program requires a minimum of 1290 contact hours and generally takes 4 semesters to complete from core to finish.

Program Courses

Basic Skills Courses (9 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology


Occupational Courses (47 Credits)

COLL 1010College & Career Success Skills


ALHS 1011Structure and Function of the Human Body


ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences


ALHS 1040Introduction to Health Care


PHAR 1000Pharmaceutical Calculations


PHAR 1010Pharmacy Technology Fundamentals


PHAR 1020Principles of Dispensing Medications


PHAR 1030Principles of Sterile Medication Preparation


PHAR 1040Pharmacology


PHAR 1050Pharmacy Technology Practicum


PHAR 2060Advanced Pharmacy Technology Principles


PHAR 2070Advanced Pharmacy Technology Practicum


Program Costs

Tuition: ($100 per credit hour): $5,600

Fees ($385 per semester): $1,540

Books/Supplies: $1,500

Uniform Costs: Approximately $250

Liability Insurance: Liability Insurance (click to find your program)

Certification Exam: $129

Physical Exam: $150

TB Test: $40

Hepatitis B Series: $265

Drug Screening: $45

Criminal Background Check: $40

Georgia State Pharmacy Technician Registration/Fingerprinting: $139

Course Supply Fee: Health Care (click to find individual course fees) 

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)

Clinical Education

Number of Practicum Sites: 24

General Location of the Practicum Sites: Bulloch, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Jefferson, and Screven Counties

Special Requirements of the Practicum Sites

  • CPR Certification
  • Prior to beginning clinical practicum, students must submit a medical exam stating that the student is in good health. This must include documentation of TB skin testing and all required immunizations, including Hepatitis B. Students who refuse the Hepatitis B vaccination series must sign a declination form and be aware that practicum sites may refuse to accept them. Forms will be provided by the instructor. Flu vaccines are required by most hospital facilities.
  • Prior to beginning clinical practicum, students must submit proof of an Active Georgia Board of Pharmacy Technician License number. This number is mandatory for any student/technician who is placed in a pharmacy setting. All Georgia State Pharmacy Technician Registration information will be provided by the instructor.
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Urine Drug Screen

Clinical Education Courses

The Pharmacy Technology practicum provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of principles and techniques in a hospital and retail pharmacy. The clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a professional work situation applying technical skills.