Future Students

The requirements to begin the Pharmacy Tech program are minimal, and not all of them need to be completed before submitting an application.

Admissions: complete prior to applying.

If you have not applied to SLCC within the past 3 years, the first steps are to enroll as a student.  Students who have been absent from the school for more than one year (three consecutive terms) please complete the 1-3 Years Absent Admission Update

Application: complete when applying.

Submitting the application will reserve a place in the next available cohort, but before it can be accepted, all requirements must be met. To retain the reservation the remaining items should be done in a timely manner. Applications expire after one year, we ask that you reapply if you have not been admitted to the program within the year.

Math: complete prior to starting.

Prior to beginning the program (within a two year window) a student must complete MATH 0900, or a higher course, with a C grade or better.

Applications may be accepted on a preliminary basis when applicants are registered into a qualifying course. The class must be completed prior starting the program.


Within one year of beginning the program, a student must have taken the Accuplacer placement test, placing above MATH 0900 or higher.
ACT and SAT scores can be accepted for the placement test. These must be submitted to Enrollment Services as Student Testing Services directs.

Medical Terminology: complete prior to beginning or during first semester.

  • MA 1100 (a course in the Medical Assistant program) must be completed with a C grade or better. When possible, this should be completed prior to starting the program. When necessary, it may be taken concurrently with the first semester.
  • Applications may be accepted on a preliminary basis when applicants are registered into a qualifying course.
  • Qualifying Medical Terminology classes don't expire.

BLS CPR 2 year Certification:  ** training will be arranged.

  • Applicants who have been accepted into the program will be required to complete the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support for healthcare providers CPR training. A time will be arranged for new students to take this CPR class before the start of their first semester.
  • Students will be responsible to pay the additional cost of this training.
  • Existing certifications will only be accepted as long as they do not expire for the duration of the Pharmacy Technician Training program (1 year).

Transcripts (Optional): optional

Math and Medical Terminology credit can be accepted from other colleges and universities. An official transcript must be sent to our office. Final determination will be made by the program manager.