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NEW: Pre-enrollment is available for Intersession 2015 and Spring 2015.  If interested, be sure to apply to the college (if you are not already a student).  Then email the department chair to reserve your enrollment at Deadline for pre-enrollment is 11/30/2014.

Students may begin the Pharmacy Technology program in either the Fall or Spring semester.   It may also be possible to start the program during the Summer session.  Daytime and evening classes are available during the Fall and Spring.  Hybrid classes (combined on-line and on-campus) are also offered in the Spring and Fall.  Summer classes are offered in the evenings only.

There is no separate admission procedure for the Pharmacy Technology program.  Interested students should first apply for admission to Santa Ana College.  Once their applications have been processed, students will be assigned a registration date. 
On their registration date, students can enroll in the individual Pharmacy Technology classes that they wish to take. 
A typical first semester schedule would include:
                     PHAR 048
                     PHAR 054
 and either      PHAR 051 (for Spring or Summer start students)
      or             PHAR 052 (for Fall start students)
If you have heavy work or family commitments, consider taking just one class at a time!  If you plan to take just one class, the best choice is PHAR 048 (Introduction).
Contact the office of Admissions and Records at (714) 564-6005 for information on application dates and procedures.   You can also apply on-line for admission to the college.
International students should contact the International Student Center for additional information about the application process.


Community college tuition is $46 per unit for California state residents.  Non-resident tuition is higher; non-residents include international and out-of-state students.  Tuition fees are subject to change.
Each semester, students pay for the number of units in which they are enrolled.  Most Pharmacy Technology students enroll in no more than 7 units per semester.  The Pharmacy Technology Basic Certificate program is a total of 16.5 units* of major courses.  The Advanced Certificate program is a total of 26 units* of major courses.   Students may also need to take keyboarding or speech courses to prepare for some of the Pharmacy Technology courses (See Prerequisites).
Additional fees are set by SAC for Student Services, Parking and Health. Please refer to the current Schedule of Classes for complete information on fees and tuition. The Office of Admissions and Records at (714) 564-6005 can also provide current information on costs and residency requirements.
Pharmacy technician students are required to purchase textbooks and a basic function calculator. A lab jacket and name tag are required for lab classes and externship. Total textbook and supply costs are approximately $350.
Financial Aid is available for qualified students at SAC. Contact the Financial Aid Office at (714) 564-6242 for financial aid information.
Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: