- Computed Tomography
- Dental Assisting
- Dental Hygiene
- Emergency Medical Science
- Health and Fitness Science
- Human Services Technology
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Lab Technology
- Nurse Aide
- Pharmacy Technology
- Surgical Technology
- Therapeutic Massage
- Competitive Admissions
- Noncompetitive Admissions
- Information Session
- TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)
- Clinical Requirements
- Health Sciences Division
The Pharmacy Technology program prepares students to work as pharmacy technicians. These allied health professionals assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, medical equipment and supplies, pharmaceutical care services, and other health care products and services for patients. The Pharmacy Technology Program curriculum is composed of classroom, laboratory, and clinical components. Classroom instruction is coordinated with laboratory activities and clinical experiences and provides a broad knowledge of prescription medications, pharmacology, medication therapy, drug interactions, anatomy and physiology, drug delivery systems, pharmacy administration, and clinical pharmacy services. Simulated laboratory activities and clinical experiences allow students to develop and enhance skills to perform pharmacy-related functions, to operate automated and robotic pharmacy equipment, and to provide pharmacy services. Clinical practice takes place in hospital, community and specialty pharmacies.
Pharmacy Technology is a collaborative program offered by Wake Technical Community College and Johnston Community College. The general education courses are taught at Wake Tech and the pharmacy classes are taught at the Johnston Community College Workforce Development Center located in Clayton, NC.
Pharmacy Technology Program classes are held at Wake Tech and Johnston Community Colleges. The general education classes are taught at Wake Tech and can be completed prior to beginning the Pharmacy Technology (PHM) classes. The Pharmacy (PHM) classes are taught at the Johnston Community College Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Clayton NC 27520.
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.
Apply for Financial Aid and Veterans benefits. (link is to - http://www.waketech.edu/student-services/financial-aid) Students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all supporting documents to make sure their request can be processed in time for the start of the semester. Be sure to include the Wake Tech school code: 004844.
Have earned a minimum grade of “C” or higher in one unit of biology or one unit of chemistry or the equivalent from either high school or college.
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 and Drug Screening: 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.
Once admitted into the Pharmacy Technology classes, students are required to attend a mandatory departmental orientation and complete all clinical site requirements.
Note: Wake Tech Community College is continuously evaluating admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as necessary.