The Pharmacy Technology Certificate of Applied Science program prepares qualified individuals to function as pharmacy technicians under the supervision of licensed pharmacists.
Through a combination of classroom presentations, campus laboratory practice and clinical experiences, the student will develop knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician in the safe preparation and delivery of medications to patients. The program includes courses in general and technical education. Clinical and community practice experiences are under licensed pharmacist supervision at local hospital and retail pharmacies. The Pharmacy Technician certificate program is approved by the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy.
Application to Program
Our Nursing and Health Sciences programs have limited enrollment and a selective review process. Students requesting admission to the pharmacy technician program must first meet the requirements for general admission to the college. In addition to meeting all general admission criteria for the college, students must complete a separate Nursing and Health Sciences application as well as provide an official copy of their high school transcript or GED and any prior college transcripts. Applications to this program are available in the Nursing and Health Sciences Division office or click here.
1. Be a high school graduate or possess a GED.
2. Minimum 2.0 cumulative college or high school GPA.
*Please Note: it is the student’s responsibility to enroll in the appropriate courses as per their advisor and degree curriculum.
• Complete 30 credit hours as outlined in the course of study.
• Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
• Complete at least 8 credit hours at WVU Parkersburg.
• Complete all courses in the curriculum with a grade of a C or better.
• Complete the Pharmacy Technician Certification exam.
• Complete and file the graduation application, in OLSIS, within the stated deadlines
Certificate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technology
The pharmacy technology program prepares individuals to function as pharmacy technicians under the supervision of licensed pharmacists. The pharmacy technician utilizes appropriate techniques and procedures to prepare and dispense medications in both the community and institutional pharmacy settings.
What can I do with this degree?
Graduates can be an integral member of a pharmacy staff. A pharmacy technician utilizes appropriate techniques and procedures to prepare and dispense medications in both the community and institutional pharmacy settings, maintains patient profiles and manages inventory.
Estimated rates for the 2019-2020 academic year. Additional course fees may apply and rates are subject to change.