- Computed Tomography
- Dental Assisting
- Dental Hygiene
- Emergency Medical Science
- Health and Fitness Science
- Human Services Technology
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Lab Technology
- Nursing Assistant
- Pharmacy Technology
- Surgical Technology
- Therapeutic Massage
- Competitive Admissions
- Noncompetitive Admissions
- Information Session
- TEAS Registration
- Criminal Background Checks
- Health Sciences Division
The Pharmacy Technology program includes classroom instruction coordinated with textbooks and laboratory activities. Coursework give students a broad knowledge of the actions and uses of drugs, pharmacology, pharmaceutical calculations, anatomy and physiology, drug delivery systems, pharmacy administration, and medical terminology and abbreviations. Simulated pharmacy technology laboratory activities and clinical experiences allow students to build management, organization, and interpersonal skills as well as skills in customer relations, computer technology, and communication as they learn how to perform pharmacy-related functions. Clinical practice takes place in medical centers such as Johnston Memorial Hospital and WakeMed Health and Hospitals, and in selected retail pharmacies. The program has been designed to meet the accreditation standards of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
All applicants must complete the following requirements:
Complete the Wake Tech Community College Application for Admission.
Provide official transcripts (in a sealed envelope) of ALL previous education, including high school or GED scores and college transcripts if applicable. Applications will not be processed until ALL transcripts have been received. Applicants can send a Request for High School or Prior College Transcript form to schools they have attended and have their transcripts sent directly to Wake Tech. Faxed or opened transcripts are not official and will not be accepted. High school transcripts must be complete and must show date of graduation. Applicants may call the Student Information Center at 919-866-5500 to see if transcripts have been received.
Meet reading, English, and math requirements as follows: SAT score of 520 or higher on Critical Reading (or verbal) and 600 or higher on Math; or ACT score of 21 on reading, English, and math; or completion of a college-level composition course and a college-level math course with a grade of "C" or better.
If reading, English, and math requirements cannot be met as described above, applicants can meet the requirements by completing RED 090, ENG 090/A, and/or MAT 070 within 5 years of the application date. To enroll in these classes, applicants must take a placement test (after they have submitted their application). To schedule the test, applicants should visit the Testing Center website or call 919-866-5461, 919-866-5462, or 919-866-5463. There is no fee for the test. Test results will be provided upon completion of testing, and applicants will then be directed to a counselor for evaluation of scores and registration information.
Demonstrate chemistry proficiency. The chemistry proficiency requirement may be satisfied by completing ONE of the following: a college-level basic chemistry course from a U.S. regionally-accredited institution with a grade of “C” or better; or one unit of a high school chemistry course with a grade of “C” or better; or CHM 090 (Chemistry Concepts) or an equivalent CHM 090 with a grade of “C” or better; or the self-taught chemistry tutorial unit in the Individualized Learning Center with a grade of 85 or higher.
Once all admissions requirements have been met, submit a Satisfaction of Admissions Requirements checklist to an advisor to be considered eligible for the PHM program.
Admission into PHM classes is on a first-come, first-served basis. Clinical classes begin once a year in the fall semester (August).
Preregistration/Orientation meeting: When the admissions office notifies you of your eligibility to begin the Pharmacy Technology program, you will be required to attend two orientation sessions – one at Wake Tech and one at the Workforce Development Center – about two months before the first day of classes.
Health Form: Clinical sites require current health records on all students. The Wake Tech form requires a physical exam and immunization records; more information is provided at the orientation session. Students may need additional vaccinations or medical tests as well as a physical exam.
Criminal Background Check: Clinical sites also require criminal background checks on all students. Wake Tech has arranged with an agency to conduct these checks. More information is provided at the orientation session.
Note: Wake Tech Community College is continuously evaluating admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as necessary.