- Placement into ENGL 1100.
- Placement into "No Reading Required": All applicants, except those with a bachelor's degree or higher, from accredited US colleges, or associates degrees from accredited Ohio colleges, must take the Reading Placement Test.
- GPA of 2.0 (high school, vocational program, two-year or four-year higher education institution). If less than 12 credits have been completed at CSCC, the GPA from the most recently attended learning institution will be used for program admission purposes.
- Placement into MATH 1025
- Completion of a high school diploma, GED or foreign school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma. Students that have completed a foreign school diploma equivalent will need to submit evidence of successful completion of the "Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based test" (TOEFL iBT) or completion of an associate's degree or higher from an accreditated college, junior college, community college, or university in the United States. Minimal score competencies for the TOEFL iBT are determined by the Board of Pharmacy and can be found in Ohio Administrative Code 4729:3-2-05. http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4729:3-2-05v1
Students may also want to consider scheduling an appointment with a Health Advisor in the Advising and Counseling Office (location: Union Hall Room 477, phone: 614-287-2779 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org).
To be considered for admission into the program, please complete steps 1-3
1. Apply to the College
Fill out an application with Columbus State Community College declaring your program of study to be "Pharmacy Technician". All applicants must declare Pharmacy Technician as their major with Records and Registration (location: Workforce Development Annex WD-C 1038, phone: 614-287-2668).
Before filling out the online application for the program below, read the Pharmacy Technician Program Requirements listed to make sure you meet all the requirements for admission. All applicants should be familiar with the information provided about the Pharmacy Technician Program from the departmental website. Admission to the Pharmacy Technician Program is offered only during Fall and Spring Terms.
2. Information Sessions
We are currently accepting applications for Spring Semester 2022. Applications for admission into the SP22 Pharmacy Technician Class will be accepted until December 1st. Students must review the online information session and complete the information session quiz to be eligible for admission into the program.
To complete an online information session, please follow the instructions listed below.
- Read through the Pharmacy Technician Information Session Presentation.
- Take a Pharmacy Technician Information Quiz
You will receive a confirmation receipt via email once you have completed the quiz.
- Send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
- Full Name
- CSCC email address
- Cougar ID
- Quiz confirmation receipt
If you would prefer an alternative format, we are holding virtual information sessions as well via Zoom.
The dates and times are listed below:
- Wednesday, April 6th at 10 am
- Wednesday, May 11th at 10 am
- Thursday, June 23rd at 10 am
- Wednesday, July 20th at 10 am
- Thursday, August 11th at 10 am
IMPORTANT: RSVP to the date and time of your choosing at firstname.lastname@example.org, you must send an email to receive the virtual information session web link. Students will need to RSVP 24 hours in advance in order to attend.
- The pharmacy technician program admissions committee will review your application and provide a response within 7-10 business days
3. Pharmacy Technician Application
The application for the Pharmacy Technician Program is included below. Please click on and follow the instructions for completing the application. Currently, the only way an application for the program is accepted is on-line. If you have any questions, please send an email to email@example.com
Students conditionally accepted into the program will need to complete the following steps:
4. Background Check and Drug Screen Instructions
You will be required to be cleared through both an FBI/BCI background check and drug screen process to complete the certificate program. The background and drug screening process is a requirement for clinical placement and to obtain licensure as a pharmacy technician trainee through the State Board of Pharmacy.
To complete your FBI/BCI background check please use the following form. The cost of the background check is $72 which you will pay directly to Fast Fingerprints.
To complete your drug screen please make an account through VerifyStudents.com, pay the $35 fee, and take the authorization form to a Fast Fingerprints location to complete the screening. More information can be found in the document below.
There are two FastFingerprint locations in the Columbus area.
Fast Fingerprints (Bethel Centre)
1486 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43220
Fast Fingerprints (Inside Hondros College)
4140 Executive Parkway
Westerville, OH 43081
5. Health Records
Completion of the current health record requirements (for most current information, contact the Health Records Office, First Floor of Union Hall, 614.287.2450) is required to register for MULT 1900.
Illicit drug use, criminal background checks, and immunization status may prevent future employment as a pharmacy technician. Externship sites, employers, and State Boards of Pharmacy have regulations about drug use, criminal backgrounds, and immunization status.
6. Register with the State Board of Pharmacy as a "Pharmacy Technician Trainee."
Registration with the State Board of Pharmacy with at least a "Pharmacy Technician Trainee" is required before beginning MULT 1900.