Program Description
The Academy of Health Professions (AHP) Pharmacy Technician program introduces students to healthcare knowledge and skills through project and problem-based learning, internship experiences, and classroom and lab instruction. There are four courses in this career pathway sequence: two foundation courses, one pharmacy technician medical specialty course, and an allied health internship. Students are prepared to take the exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Available Certifications
ExCPT Certification

Available College Credits
College of Southern Maryland (5 Credits)
Stevenson University (4 Credits)

Course Sequence
Foundations of Medicine and Health Sciences
Structure and Functions of the Human Body
Pharmacy Technician Medical Specialty
Allied Health Internship

Sample High School Schedule

 9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade
 1 Technology Education Requirement Elective Structure & Functions of the Human Body Pharmacy Technician Medical Specialty
 2 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement Elective Foundations of Medicine and Health Sciences Allied Health Internship
 3 Fine Arts Requirement Financial Literacy
 Elective Elective
 4 Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement
 5 History Requirement History Requirement History Requirement Elective
 6 English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement
 7 Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement 

High Schools that Offer the Program
Robert D. Stethem Educational Center- Students apply in 10th grade