The Roane State Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program is a two-semester program preparing students to enter the pharmacy field as trained technicians. It is intended to provide comprehensive, quality training to students so they will be able to function in community and organized health care pharmacy settings. Upon completion of the certificate program students will be ready to obtain national certification by taking the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) examination.
All Pharmacy Technician courses are taught at the Oak Ridge Campus. Enrollment is limited.
The tools used to evaluate English language proficiency (including reading, writing, and speaking) and math proficiency include but are not limited to: Providing ACT, SAT, Compass, Accuplacer or other approved standardized exams, with test scores that are less than 3 years old OR providing college transcripts that document the applicant has previously taken and successfully completed developmental learning support or college level courses in those areas.
Note: Students meeting minimum requirements are not guaranteed acceptance. Preference will be given to Tennessee residents.
Program Application Deadline
March 31. Applications will be accepted until the program is filled.
Criminal Background Checks
Criminal background checks and drug screening may be a requirement at affiliated clinical sites utilized for training in Health Science and Nursing programs. Based on the results of these checks, an affiliated clinical site may determine to not allow your presence at their facility. This would result in your inability to successfully complete the requirements of a Health Science or Nursing program. Students will be responsible for the costs of the background check. Additionally, a criminal background may preclude registration with the state board of pharmacy or employment. More information is available from your program director.
Students will be required to meet all health guidelines of affiliated clinical agencies. Personal health insurance may be required by some agencies. Students are highly encouraged to carry personal health insurance and are responsible for costs incurred due to injury or illness while enrolled. Students will be responsible for the cost of the physical examination and required immunizations and/or testing.
Students will be required, during the course of the program to demonstrate their physical and/or emotional fitness to meet the essential requirements of the program. Such essential requirements include freedom from communicable diseases, the ability to perform certain tasks, and suitable emotional fitness. Any appraisal measures used to determine such physical and/or emotional fitness will be in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American Disabilities Act of 1990. Students will be required to meet all health guidelines of the affiliating agencies. Students are responsible for cost incurred from injury or illness while in the Pharmacy Technician Program.
A student must maintain the following standards or he/she will be dismissed from the program:
A student must request readmission after a grade of “D” or “F” is received in a core course or after withdrawal from the program at any time during the semester.
A student may be considered for readmission to the program if all of the following criteria are met:
|1st Fall||Hours||Term Taken||Grade|
|PHAR||1030||Pharmacology and Therapeutics I||2|
|PHAR||1015||Basics of Pharmacy I||4|
|PHAR||1110||Pharmacy Law and Ethics||2|
|Sept||Complete Application for Graduation|
|Nov||Register for next term
Complete clinical requirements in "My Record Tracker" (Background check, drug test, vaccines, physical, etc.)
|PHAR||1040||Pharmacology and Therapeutics II||2|
|PHAR||1300||Seminar in Pharmacy||2|
|PHAR||1301||Advanced Pharmacy Practice||2|
|PHAR||1240||Pharmacy Clinical Rotations||4|
|Mar||Turn in Graduation Participation Form|
|April||Return all evaluations from clinical sites to the program director
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|TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS||25|
Students wishing to pursue an A.A.S. Allied Health Sciences with an emphasis in Pharmacy Technology should contact their advisor. A certain number of credit hours in each program must be completed in order to meet the graduation residency requirement. Contact your advisor for the requirement of your program.