Pharmacy Technician Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) Degree

Bramson ORT College's Pharmacy Technician Program will teach students medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacy computing, inventory and billing, medication preparation, compounding and quality customer care, among other things. The curriculum is designed to teach students administrative and clinical pharmacy practices in a variety of settings, from hospitals and large medical centers, to small community-based pharmacies. Furthermore, the curriculum takes into account the industry's accrediting bodies' requirements, such as the PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board), CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) and NHA (National Health Career Association). Students will be taught by experienced industry professionals in state-of-the-art, modern pharmacy laboratories.

The mandatory internship is a key course in each student's learning. This course will allow students to get direct job experience and ascertain the appropriate skills to make them competitive members of the workplace.

Credits obtained by students while in the Pharmacy Technician Program are transferable to four-year programs at other colleges and universities worldwide.

Program Summary Chart


Pharmacy Technician Associate Degree

Program Length:

63 semester credits

Entrance Dates:

Rolling Semesters


Queens & Brooklyn Campuses

Admission Requirements:

Admission Bramson ORT College's Pharmacy Technician Associate Degree Program open to all students who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies.

Please visit the Admissions Office Site for the complete requirements. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency is required.


More Information
Medical and Natural Sciences Department
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 877-281-3717

36 Credits
Required Major Courses
AC111 Principles of Accounting I
3 Credits
CS100 Introduction to Computer and Information Technology
3 Credits
MA120 Statistics
3 Credits
MD201 Pharmacy Procedures
3 Credits
MD202 Pharmacy Calculations
3 Credits
MD204 Pharmacy Internship
3 Credits
MD206 Essentials of Pharmacy Management
3 Credits
MD207 Pharmacology II
3 Credits
PH103 Pharmacology and Drug Administration
3 Credits
SC163 Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health Professionals
3 Credits
SS204 Medical Terminology for the Secretary
3 Credits
Elective Major Courses
15 Credits
Elective Major Courses (select five)
BM290 Business Communication
3 Credits
MA110 Business Mathematics
3 Credits
MD101 Clinical Procedures I
3 Credits
MD110 Introduction to Medical Assisting and Medical Law/Ethics
3 Credits
SC152 Chemistry
3 Credits
SC153 Biochemistry
3 Credits
SC155 Microbiology
3 Credits
SS101 Keyboarding I
3 Credits
SS120 Computerized Medical Billing and Coding
3 Credits
SS240 Medical Secretary Practices
3 Credits
Required Art and Sciences Courses
6 Credits
(General Education)
EN100 English Composition I
3 Credits
IL100 Information Literacy
2 Credits
JP100 Career Planning
1 Credits
Elective Art and Sciences Courses
9 Credits
General Education Courses (Select three)
9 Credits
Select credits from the list of liberal arts courses which are not required liberal arts.

Career Outlook

Recent graduates usually obtain entry-level, junior, or assistant positions and may advance with successful work experience, additional education, and participation in company sponsored training programs. Specific job descriptions vary greatly by industry, by the nature and size of the organization, and by level and include the following:

  • General Medical Assistant
  • Lab Medical Assistant
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Medical Secretary
  • EKG Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physicians Office Medical Assistant
  • Hospital Medical Assistant
  • Specialty Practitioner Office Medical Assistant
  • Outpatient Care Centers Medical Assistant
  • Colleges, Universities, & Professional Schools Medical Assistant

  • Employment Opportunities

    Below you will find a table of average annual salaries for Medical Assistants. Salaries are listed by both position and industry/sector. These salaries have been provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and Bramson ORT College's Career Services Center.


    Average Salary

    Industry / Sector

    Pharmacy Technician


    Healthcare and Social Assistance

    Pharmacy Technician


    General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

    Pharmacy Technician


    Grocery Stores

    Pharmacy Technician


    Other General Merchandise Stores

    Pharmacy Technician


    Department Stores