Admission Checklist



The Pharmacy Technology Program prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within theboundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency. Students will prepare prescription medications, mix intravenous solutions and other specialized medications, update patient profiles, maintain inventories, package medications in unit- dose or med-card form, and gather data used by pharmacists to monitor drug therapy. Employment opportunities include retail, hospitals, nursing homes, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies, and pharmaceuticalmanufacturing facilities. Graduates from the program may be eligible to take the National Certification Examination to become a certified pharmacy technician.


Applicants seeking admission in to the Pharmacy Technology program must complete steps 1 through 5 in entirety between May 1, 2020 and November 15, 2020 at 5:00pm in order to be considered for acceptance for the Spring Semester 2021.

_____Step 1: Application for Admission

  • Submit to the Admissions Office at Stanly Community College a properly completed Application for Admission for the Pharmacy Technology Program (D45580) for the Spring 2020 Term.
  • If you wish to take general education courses for the Pharmacy program prior to admission, then an additional application must be completed as an Associate in General Education (AGE) with pharmacy interest applicant for the term and year you plan to begin general education courses. Please note this does not take the place of an application for the pharmacy program, nor is it required to be enrolled in the pharmacy program.
  • For questions on completing an application, contact the Eagle's One Stop at 704-991-0123 or by emailing

_____Step 2: Transcripts

  • Submit to the Admissions Office an official high school transcript and official post-secondary transcripts for all institutions attended. Applicants that obtained a GED/Adult High School diploma must submit an official GED/AHS transcript and a high school transcript.
  • To track your transcripts for processing view your WebAdvisor. For questions related to transfer credits, call the records department at 704-991-0331.

_____Step 3: Complete one course of high school or college level Biology with a grade of "C" or better

  • Submit evidence of successful completion of one unit of biology in high school with a grade of "C" or higher or the equivalent at a post-secondary institution (BIO 090 or higher). Students may choose to complete this subject through SCC's Adult High School program. The Adult High School courses are self-paced classes that will take approximately 2-3 months or more to complete. Students may choose seated or online classes, and must score 85 or higher to receive credit. Contact College and Career Readiness at 704-991-0362 or Eagle's One Stop at 704-991-0123 for more information or to sign-up for the Adult High School courses.

_____Step 4: Prove College readiness

_____Step 5: Maintain GPA (ongoing)

  • For the applicant that has completed any college level courses taken with SCC prior to admission into the Pharmacy Technology program, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required.

After conditional acceptance is granted by the Admissions Office, applicants must provide successful completion of the following:

  • Submit to Castlebranch, a properly completed medical form (supplied by the SCC Admissions Office). The medical form is to be signed by a licensed physician, physician's assistant, or nurse practitioner. Along with the completed medical form, please also submit your CPR certification through Castlebranch, by the due date specified on the applicant's letter of acceptance.


Applicants accepted for admission to health services programs at Stanly Community College are required to complete a criminal background check, drug screening, and possibly a finger print check after notification of acceptance and prior to participation in onsite clinical training. Based on the results of the checks, hospitals or clinical affiliates where the student will participate in on-site training may deny access to their facility, resulting in the student's inability to complete the clinical portion of training. Students unable to complete the clinical portion of his or her training will be unable to progress in the program. Students are responsible for paying all costs associated with this requirement.


The Pharmacy Technology program accepts a maximum of 12 students each spring semester. Applicants are conditionally accepted based upon their completion of steps 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the admission requirements. The applicants will be ranked in order by the date applied and by their completion of these steps. The first 12 applicants who complete steps 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 before November 15th of the year prior to the year they wish to enter the program will have an acceptance into the Pharmacy Technology program pending completion of steps 6 and 7. Applicants who apply to the Pharmacy Technology program after the 12 seats are filled will be placed on an alternate list in the order in which they completed admission requirements 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. If any of the applicants who have been accepted to the program should forfeit their acceptance, those applicants on the alternate list will be contacted in the order in which their names appear on the list and will be given an opportunity to enroll. If an applicant whose name appears on the backup list is not afforded an opportunity to begin classes during the year in which he or she has made application, that applicant will need to submit a new application in order to be considered for admission that following year. (Admission requirements may change from year to year for selected programs).

Any applicant who forfeits his or her acceptance will not be guaranteed acceptance in any subsequent year. The applicant must reapply if he or she wished to be considered for acceptance at a later date.


Applicants seeking admission in the Spring 2021 Pharmacy Technology program must complete admission requirements 1 through 5 above no later than November 15, 2020. Applications for admission and college placement test results received after November 15 will not be considered.

  Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credit Hours
First Year - Spring Semester
ACA 111 College Student Success
(2nd 8 wks)
PHM 110 Introduction to Pharmacy3003
PHM 111 Pharmacy Practice I3304
PHM 115 Pharmacy Calculations3003
PHM 120 Pharmacology 13003
PHM 132 (2nd 8 wks)6006
First Year - Summer Semester
PHM 140 Trends in Pharmacy2002
ENG 111 Expository Writing3003
CIS 110 Intro. to Computers2203
First Year - Fall Semester
PHM 118 Sterile Products3304
PHM 165 Pharmacy Professional Practice2002
PHM 125 Pharmacology II3003
PHM 115 Pharmacy Clinical II00124
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy3003

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