Applicants for this program must meet the South College General Admission requirements as detailed in the South College Catalog.
An approved Criminal Background Check (CBC) is required of all accepted students prior to matriculation.
An approved Drug Test is required of all accepted students prior to matriculation.
Applicants who accept a position in the program must declare the ability to fulfill the Technical Standards for Admission. Applicants must demonstrate good physical and mental health consistent with the demands of the educational program.
Normal/corrected vision within normal range. Adequate to ensure efficiency and accuracy in performing duties.
Normal/corrected hearing within normal range. Adequate and effective communication with others in close proximity (15 feet) and remote areas (30 feet).
Gross motor strength and coordination
|Adequate to allow effective mobility of self, lift/carry a minimum of 25 pounds from the ground to waist level and extend that weight out from the body at a minimum of 12 inches, 50 pounds with assistance. Ability to tolerate intermittent sitting, standing, stooping and walking with full range of motion for a minimum of 8 hours.|
Fine motor strength and coordination
|Adequate to allow use of pharmacy equipment maintaining a safe environment. Good manual and finger dexterity.|
Critical thinking ability
Adequate to allow mastery of course content and demonstrate sound judgment in simulated and clinical situations; adaptability to cope with constant environmental/ patient changes.
Adequate to facilitate effective working relationships with peers, instructors, patients, families, and other healthcare providers (emotional stability and maturity). Able to deliver information and care across age spectrum with cultural and ethnic sensitivity.
Adequate to allow coursework completion and effective communication both in person and by telephone with patients, their families, peers, and healthcare professionals in English.
Students who are accepted into the program must meet the following requirements by the end of first quarter:
Copies of documentation of immunizations for:
- Measles, mumps and rubella – vaccinations or proof of positive titer
- Diphtheria/Tetanus (DT)—must be within the last 9 years
- Hepatitis B series or proof of a positive titer.
- Varicella—vaccination or proof of positive titer
- Current tuberculin skin test (or alternative documentation). Test results must remain current for the duration of the program. TB tests must be done yearly. A two-step TB test may be required for specific sites.
- Current flu shot
The number of applicants admitted to each cohort is based on space availability and number of clinical internship rotations secured.
Academic Progression and Retention in the Pharmacy Technician Rotation
Students admitted into the program are required to earn a grade of C in all major courses. Students earning less than a C in any major course will not be allowed to continue in the current rotation of courses, must reapply for admission to the program in a later rotation, and must repeat the course(s) earning a grade of C or higher. No guarantee of readmission is made.