DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 13, 2012
PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY AAS DEGREE PROGRAM
The admissions process for the Pharmacy Technology AAS DEGREE Program is as follows:
1. If not currently enrolled at CPCC, go to the Student Success Center in the Central High Building, and
complete an application to the college or submit an online application. Designate “Pharmacy Technology
AAS Degree” (A45580) as the program of interest. If you are a current student, see Admissions to change
your program of study.
2. Meet with a college counselor.
3. Request that an official copy of your high school and college transcripts be sent to CPCC Student Records,
PO Box 35009, Charlotte, NC 28235
a. Fill out the “Request for Transfer of High School/College Grade Form” available in the Admissions
office on the second floor of Central High or online at www.cpcc.edu. .
b. Fill out “Request for Transcript Evaluation” after transcripts have been received by the college, also
available on the second floor of Central High in Student Records or online at www.cpcc.edu.
4. All applicants must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Version V at a cost of $45.00.
a. Students admitted to the Pharmacy AAS degree program must have minimum TEAS scores
of math 70, reading 85, and adjusted individual total score overall of 75.
5. Schedule and take any necessary assessment tests in Central High 248 (704.330.6886). If you have not
had the required English and Math courses you must also take the English and Algebra tests.
6. Admission into the Pharmacy Technology AAS DEGREE Program is competitive. Acceptance is determined
by the TEAS results (pg. 2) and points system score (pg. 3).
7. Submit a completed Pharmacy Technology AAS DEGREE Program application and related documentation
by April 13, 2012.
The application and all related documentation should be turned in to Tammi Smith (Admissions Clerk) Health
Careers Building, Belk 3139 (704.330.6284).
PLEASE NOTE: In order to participate in clinical education experiences at health care facilities, students will
be required to submit proof of immunizations, annual TB test, results of a criminal background check and
annual drug screen at their own expense.
Procedure for Taking TEAS Version V.
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS Test) was developed by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) to
predict the academic readiness of applicants prior to admission into a healthcare program. The TEAS is a four-part,
web-based assessment that includes subtests in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English language usage.
There are 170 questions in total. The test can only be taken once every three months. Total testing time for all four
test areas is 3 ½ hours. Scoring is automatic; you will receive your score when you have completed the test.
Complete the permission slip for the TEAS Test seen below.
Present the permission slip to the Central Campus Cashier’s office in the Central High building and pay the
testing fee there. The cost of the TEAS Test is $45.00. A receipt is issued at the time of payment.
Attach your payment receipt to the permission slip and take both with you to the testing center when ready
to take the test.
The TEAS Test is offered in the Central High Building, room 248, on Monday through Thursday from 9:00
am to 2:00 pm.
It is recommended that you complete some coursework prior to taking the TEAS. A study guide is available
Please note: No calculators or dictionaries are allowed during the TEAS test. Use of these will result in
disqualification from the test.
A copy of your TEAS test results MUST be attached to the application.
Total adjusted scores from your test will be added up, then multiplied by 0.10 to calculate the TEAS Test Points
TESTING CENTER PERMISSION SLIP FOR
TEST OF ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC SKILLS (TEAS) Version V.
Please complete this form and take it to the testing center on Central Campus of Central Piedmont Community
College, along with payment receipt, in order to be permitted to take the TEAS Test.
Program Assessment ID
Pharmacy Technology 3835940
I have completed all required developmental courses.
I am prepared to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
I understand that I can only take this test once every three months.
I understand that there is a non-refundable $45.00 fee each time I take the exam.
No calculators or dictionaries may be used during the exam.
NAME ______________________________ NAME ________________________________
Applicants to the Pharmacy Technology AAS DEGREE Program are selected on a “best
prepared” basis. The point system was implemented as an objective means for evaluating
Pharmacy Technology applicants. Applicants will be ranked based upon points earned, and the
students with the highest number of points will be selected each year. If two or more students
have the identical point count total, then date of completed application submission will be the
determining factor. As this is a selective enrollment program, it is in the student’s best interest to
achieve as many ranking points as possible. The components of the ranking system include the
1. Related Courses
Points are awarded for specific course grades completed by the deadline. Grade points are valued
as follows: A= 3 points, B= 2 points and C= 1 point. Related academic courses are listed below.
Only courses completed by the deadline will be used for ranking. Courses must be completed
with a “C” or higher. Science courses over five years old will not be considered for points in the
COM 110, 120, 231
2. Additional Points:
Points will be awarded for the completion of the following. Please note, this is not a requirement
for admission to the program. Appropriate documentation must be submitted for points to be
Current Registered CPhT 5 points
PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY AAS DEGREE PROGRAM
The Pharmacy Technology AAS DEGREE Program prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist
in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries developed
by the pharmacist and the employment agency.
Graduates will maintain inventories, patient records, and clerical requirements of third party and
regulatory agencies. In addition, graduates will perform all aspects involved with the filling of
prescriptions and institutional orders including: interpreting physician’s orders, compounding
non-sterile and sterile formulations, packaging, labeling and billing.
Graduates may be employed in hospitals, nursing homes, private and corporate community
pharmacies, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturing
facilities. Starting wages earned by graduates are competitive based on pharmacy practice
Students may be eligible to sit for the National Certification Exam currently offered through the
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) (www.ptcb.org). The North Carolina Board of
Pharmacy recognizes graduates with AAS Degrees in Pharmacy Technology as Validating
Technicians. Validating Technicians will have an expanded role in pharmacy practice in North
Carolina and will be allowed to validate certain stocking and unit-dose packaging functions of
other pharmacy technicians in the institutional pharmacy setting.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I apply for the Pharmacy Technology AAS degree program?
First you must be a student at CPCC. Refer to the information on page 1.
When are students admitted into the Pharmacy Technology AAS degree program?
A new class of students is admitted in August of every year.
When is the application period?
The application period is February 1 thru April 13. Only applications received by the April 13th
deadline will be considered for August (fall semester) admission.
How many students are admitted?
Twenty students are admitted each year.
How long is the waiting list?
There is no waiting list. Entry is based on scores on the TEAS test, the number of additional
points gained from being a registered CPhT and related general education courses completed
prior to applying. Applicants with the highest number of points will be admitted to the program.
Applicants who are not admitted are encouraged to reapply. It is important to keep copies of
your application and transcripts so you can resubmit them when you reapply. If you are not
accepted for admission, your application will be shredded.
Are there a minimum number of points required for admission?
Yes, there is a minimum requirement. Students admitted to the Pharmacy Technology AAS
degree program must have minimum TEAS scores of math 70; reading 85; and adjusted
individual total score overall of 75. A study guide is available at www.atitesting.com. The TEAS
test must be version V (five).
What prerequisites are required for entry into the program?
You must complete the TEAS Test. Take the TEAS test early. Do not wait until the application
deadline as you may encounter increased volume and possible wait times in the Testing
How do I take the TEAS test?
See page 2 of this application for information and permission slip. A copy of your TEAS test
results must be attached to the application. You will receive the TEAS results immediately after
How do I apply?
Complete the Pharmacy Technology AAS degree application, using the check list on
page 6 as a guide.
Attach all required transcripts, test results, and certifications to the application form. It is
the student’s responsibility to provide all necessary documents.
Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the stated deadline will not be
considered for admission.
The application and all related documentation should be turned in to Tammi Smith
(Admissions Clerk) Health Careers Building, Belk 3139 (704.330.6284).
PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY AAS DEGREE PROGRAM APPLICATION CHECKLIST
This checklist and all related documentation must be completed and submitted to the Admissions Clerk in Health
Careers Building, Belk 3139. It is your responsibility to make sure that this application is complete. Incomplete
applications will not be considered.
CPCC Student ID # ______________________________ DATE ______________
Phone ______ (Home) _______________ (work) (cell)
_________________________ _____ email
___ 1. Complete a CPCC application.
___ 2. Have official high school and college transcripts sent to the college (attach unofficial copies)
___ 3. Complete any necessary assessment tests.
____4. Complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and attach official copy of results.
Record your TEAS points in the table below:
Reading Score x 0.1
Math Score x 0.1
Adjusted Individual Total Score x 0.1
Total TEAS Points
Record your General Education points in the following table:
Grade points are valued as follows: A= 3 points, B= 2 points and C= 1 point.
Course Grade Points
COM 110 or
COM 120 or
Total General Ed. Points
I verify that the student stated above has completed all of the requirements for consideration for admission
into the Pharmacy Technology AAS Degree Program.
Applicant’s Signature Date
Admissions Clerk’s Signature Date