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Program Requirements

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General Education/MnTC Requirements
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
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Program Guidelines

  1. Attend required orientation session after program acceptance.
  2. Must complete health screenings and vaccination requirements directed by faculty at required program orientation session.
  3. Must pass MN Department of Health and Human Services Background study.
  4. Complete Basic Life Support for Healthcare provider (BLS) or CPR/First Aid before the end first semester pharmacy courses.

Additional Program Material Costs
Students should expect to spend approximately $750.00 beyond the cost of tuition and fees for books, supplies, uniforms, parking at externship site, and liability insurance fee. There are additional fees for the certification exam and board of pharmacy registration (see below).


  • Certification Exam $129.00
  • Minnesota Board of Pharmacy Registration $60

Career Information

Career Settings

  • Community pharmacies
  • Hospitals 
  • LTC pharmacies 
  • Mail-order pharmacies
  • Insurance Companies

Potential Employers

  • Walgreens
  • CVS
  • HealthPartners
  • Allina Hospitals & Clinics
  • M Health Fairview Health Services
  • Children’s Hospitals & Clinics
  • North Memorial Medical Center
  • Park Nicollet Health Services

Transfer Pathways

​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

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Pharmacy Technician AAS

  • BA Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University 
  • BS Healthcare and Human Service Management, Saint Mary’s University-Twin Cities Campus 
  • Health Care Administration, Concordia University-St. Paul


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Saint Paul College’s Pharmacy Technician program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

About ASHP
ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s more than 40,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. For over 70 years, ASHP has been at the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP’s website,, or its consumer website,

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