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Want to save time and money preparing to become a pharmacist? This degree will fulfill pre-requisite course requirements for application to the SC College of Pharmacy, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, South University College of Pharmacy and many others in the Southeastern U.S. with individualized advisement.

A Different Pathway

Described as both an art and a science, the pharmacy profession prepares, administers and monitors the effects of drugs to help other people. Pharmacists understand how drugs work in the body and how they might interact with each other. As our population ages, the need for licensed pharmacists will continue to grow.

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) programs typically require two years of undergraduate coursework followed by four academic years of professional study. The Tri-County Pre-Pharmacy program provides students with the same opportunities to enter a school of pharmacy that a four-year college or university does -- at a fraction of the cost. Through effective skills-based training and program-specific preparation, our students are well-prepared for the rigor and demand found at the graduate level.

Required Courses


Admissions Requirements

Meet Claire

Since the beginning of the Pre-Pharmacy program, our students have experienced great success. Read more about Claire Reid Pearson, TCTC alum and Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy graduate, in a recent Annual Report. She explains how she secured her first job six months before graduating. Wal-Mart hired her as a pharmacy intern, and she became a graduate intern after she passed the NAPLEX licensure exam. She started as a staff pharmacist at Walmart in Greenville, and after one month on the job, she was given the opportunity to move to the new Clemson store as Pharmacy Manager.

"I run across lots of people I graduated with who complain and say they aren't happy in their career. I can honestly say I love my job," said Claire.


Program of Study Credential/Outcome Eligible for Financial Aid Course Scheduling Location
American Heart Association Certifications Noncredit, CEU/Recertification,Noncredit, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Day Pendleton
Electrocardiogram (ECG) Technician Noncredit, QuickJobs Call 864-646-1700 Evening Pendleton
Emergency Medical Technology Associate Degree Yes Day,Evening Easley
EMT Advanced Certificate Yes Day,Evening Easley
EMT Basic Certificate Noncredit, QuickJobs Call 864-646-1700 Evening Pendleton
Expanded Duty Dental Assisting Diploma Yes Day Pendleton
IV Therapy Noncredit, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Evening Pendleton
Medical Assisting Diploma Yes Day,Evening Pendleton
Medical Laboratory Technology Associate Degree Yes Day Pendleton
Nurse Aide Noncredit, QuickJobs Call 864-646-1700 Day,Evening Easley,Pendleton
Nursing Associate Degree Yes Day Pendleton
Nursing Preparation Certificate No Day Pendleton
Paramedic Certificate Yes Day,Evening Easley QJC
Patient Care/Multi-Skilled Healthcare Technician Noncredit, QuickJobs Call 864-646-1700 Varies Pendleton
Personal Trainer Noncredit, QuickJobs Call 864-646-1700 Evening Pendleton
Pharmacy Technician Noncredit, QuickJobs Call 864-646-1700 Day Pendleton
Phlebotomy Technician Noncredit, QuickJobs Call 864-646-1700 Evening Pendleton
Practical Nursing Diploma Yes Day,Evening Easley,Oconee
Pre-Dental Hygiene Certificate No Day Anderson,Easley,Pendleton
Pre-Pharmacy Associate Degree Yes Day,Evening Anderson,Easley,Pendleton
Surgical Technology Associate Degree Yes Day Pendleton
Veterinary Technology Associate Degree Yes Day,Evening Pendleton

Looking to Transfer?

For students who wish to continue work toward a four-year degree, we have agreements in place that enable students who successfully complete the Pre-Pharmacy curriculum at Tri-County with a minimum 3.0 GPA (along with other requirements) to receive an automatic interview with:

For other programs, we encourage you to work with your advisor on the steps that are best for your plans. Learn more about transfer options here.

Pre-Pharmacy program summary





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Karen Culp-Linscott | (864) 646-1374 |