Pharmacy Technology Bridge

The Pharmacy Technology Bridge is an accelerated, associate degree program offered as an option for pharmacy technicians who have at least three years of experience in the industry within the last 10 years. The program is for technicians who wish to pursue an academic program comprised of general education courses as well as pharmacy technician basics. The associate degree also offers options to students who plan to use the degree as the foundation for further education. The program strives to balance technical training and classroom instruction in order to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the needs and goals established by the pharmacy profession.

The classes are online, with evening and weekend labs.

All applicants must complete the following requirements:

  • Complete the North Carolina Residency Determination process. A residency determination will be provided within three business days of completion.
  • Apply for admission at Wake Tech
  • Request that official transcript(s) from high school, high school equivalency and previous college(s) be sent electronically to [email protected]. Applications will not be processed until transcripts have been received. Once received, your file will be reviewed for admissions and course placement.
    • In order for your college transcripts to be evaluated, you must be an accepted student. It is the student's responsibility to follow up with Student Records for transfer credit.
  • Apply for financial aid and veterans benefits. Students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and submit all supporting documents to make sure their request can be processed in time for the start of the semester. Be sure to include Wake Tech's school code: 004844.

Once all admissions requirements have been met, submit a Satisfaction of Admissions Requirements application to an advisor to be considered eligible for the Pharmacy Technology (PHM) program. Email your filled clinical application to the Perry Health Sciences Campus admissions and academic advisors at [email protected]. The clinical application deadline is May 15 for Fall semester entry.

Admission into PHM classes is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional requirements

  • Student must be 18 years of age at the start of the second semester of PHM classes.
  • Health form: Clinical sites require current health records on all students. The Wake Tech form requires a physical exam and immunization records. More information is provided at the orientation session. Students may need additional vaccinations or medical tests as well as a physical exam.
  • Criminal background check and drug screening:* Clinical sites also require criminal background checks on all students. Wake Tech has arranged with an agency to conduct these checks. More information is provided at the orientation session.
  • Provide documentation of health care provider CPR certification. CPR certification can be obtained through Wake Tech.
  • Comply with the Technical Standards outlined for the PHM program.
  • Provide documentation of health insurance
  • Once admitted into PHM classes, students are required to attend a mandatory departmental orientation and complete all clinical site requirements.

Students must be accepted into the program to register for PHM courses.

*Information obtained from the criminal background checks and drug screenings could jeopardize a student's ability to participate in clinical experiences, complete the program and be certified, registered and employed as a pharmacy technician.

NOTE: Any student who has not met all requirements will not be allowed to attend clinical courses and cannot advance in the program.