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.
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 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 Laboratory Technology||Associate Degree||Yes||Day||Pendleton|
|Nurse Aide||Noncredit, QuickJobs||Call 864-646-1700||Day,Evening||Easley,Pendleton|
|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|
|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.