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Why get an Associate's Degree in Pharmacy Technology?

  • Income potential is greater with an AAS Degree.
  • The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy recognizes graduates with an AAS Degree in Pharmacy Technology as Validating Technicians.
  • Validating Technicians have an expanded role in pharmacy practice in North Carolina.
  • Validating Technicians will be allowed to validate certain stocking and unit dose packaging functions of other pharmacy technicians in the hospital pharmacy setting.
  • Successful completion of an ASHP accredited pharmacy education program will become a requirement for PTCB certification by 2020.


Starting Fall 2017 a diploma program will be offered for students wanting to work strictly in the retail market.  See the courses tab for a listing of required courses.

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