Pharmacy Sciences Program
Using the same advanced equipment as industry professionals, students test and research drug treatments and interactions. Students also learn the skills required for multiple careers in this pathway, including those needed in retail, hospital, and medical center pharmacies.
Prerequisites at the Time of Junior Year Enrollment
Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English, 1 must be Science); on track to graduate.
Credits & Certifications Offered
High School Credit
- 3 CTE Year One
- 2 CTE and 1 Science Year Two
- Missouri Baptist University, Dual Credit - 4 to 8 credits
- Missouri Pharmacy Technician License
*College credit and certification are not guaranteed. Their attainment is dependent on student performance in both the course and on external industry assessments. All certifications are through external agencies and the accommodations permitted will vary from assessment to assessment. Additionally, students must participate in the full two years of the program to be potentially eligible for all certifications listed.
How Will My Time Be Spent?
Program Year Classroom Time Lab Time CTE Year One 76% or more 25% or less CTE Year Two 26%-50% 26%-50%
Tech is Real World Learning
Students in this program learn through the use of a variety of industry grade tools and equipment and texts. Their real world labs also require uniforms and personal protective equipment.
Tools & Equipment
- Personal protective equipment
- Counting trays
- Syringes and needles
- Mortar and pestle
- The Pharmacy Technician
- Math Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians
- Burgundy scrubs
- Class t-shirt for all field experiences
Essential Skills Needed for Success
Students learn the entry level skills necessary to prepare for post-secondary education and the highly competitive world of work. Traditionally, successful students have mastered the processing and/or physical skills listed below prior to enrollment.
Core Essential Skills
Understand and use basic math computations and algebra; including percentages, fractions, decimals, and standard units of measurement
Have a basic knowledge of biology; student will take Anatomy and Physiology with this program
Attention to detail and precision
Enjoy helping others; service oriented; desire to serve community
Understand and relay medical terminology; both verbally and in writing
Take the initiative; perform tasks without having to be told; complete tasks in a timely manner and in proper sequence
Use computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to process information
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing; postsecondary text
Make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands
Ability to stand while working for long periods of time
For a complete list of essential skills please review the Course Overview Guide.