To gain acceptance into the WDT Pharmacy Technician program, applicants must:
1. Complete Western Dakota Tech Admissions Application
2. Provide an official copy of a High School transcript or GED scores. If you graduated from an international high school, you must submit your transcript to Educational Credential Evaluators to determine U.S. equivalence. Additionally, an official transcript must be submitted if you have attended other post-secondary institutions or universities.
3. Submit Immunization Records verifying two doses of MMR vaccinations.
4. Submit official college transcripts if you have previously attended a post-secondary institution.
5. Complete the ACCUPLACER test ($15.00 fee).
(The ACCUPLACER test will be waived if you have an ACT sub score of 18 or better in English, Math, and Reading, or a SAT sub score of at least 440 in Verbal and Math. The scores must be within the last five years.)
Please call 605-718-2565 to make an appointment.
6. Complete a background check through www.castlebranch.com, enter WJ54 for the package code. There is a $50.00 fee to submit your background request. Results will be sent directly to WDT.
7. Submit the Pharmacy Technician Handbook Acknowledgement. Program Handbook
8. Schedule an Admissions Advising Session (can be completed on campus or by phone).
Requirements for Pharmacy Technician students by October, will be as follows:
1. State registration with South Dakota Board of Pharmacy
To continue into Pharmacy Technician clinical, students may have to provide the following:
1. Complete a drug test through www.castlebranch.com, enter WJ54dt for the package code. There is a $40.00 fee to request a drug test.
2. Provide a copy of current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS CPR certification*
3. Provide a copy of current vehicle insurance and current vehicle registration, as well as a current driver’s license*
4. Provide proof of the following vaccinations*: Influenza, Hep B, Tda /Td, MMR, TB, Varicella
*Students are responsible for additional costs.
The program director will assist students with any clinical or internship site requirements.
Note: If you are or have been convicted, pleaded guilty or no contest to, or received a suspended imposition of sentence for a felony or certain misdemeanors, you are advised that you may not be able to complete all course requirements for your chosen program, you may be prevented from taking required certification/licensure examinations in your chosen program field, and you may be prevented from gaining employment in your program field.
Students who sit out for a spring or fall semester or longer, will return under a new Catalog and may be required to repeat courses or successfully complete new or revised skills or competency assessments. Before readmittance, the program may need to determine if a student is eligible to continue in technical courses. Program sequencing and cohort size may prevent enrollment in technical courses.
Clinicals, practicums, and internships may include, but are not limited to, differential shifts (evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays) to meet industry expectations. This may require travel outside the Rapid City Area.
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