The Associate of Science in Pre-Pharmacy Program is designed to prepare students who plan to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. Pharmacists serve their communities by making sure patients receive the correct medication in the proper doses. If they work in a hospital or clinic, they might advise the medical staff as to which drugs will benefit a patient. Students will take courses giving them a solid medical foundation including Intro to Cell Biology, Microbiology, Medical Terminology and more. The Pre-Pharmacy (A.S.) is not a terminal degree, but a degree to fulfill the prerequisites for regional pharmacy schools. The required courses are consistent with those needed to transfer into University of Missouri – Kansas City’s PharmD program. Students should contact their faculty advisor and the school they will be attending to ensure their courses will transfer.
*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.
Admission to Ozarks Technical Community College is open to all individuals who can benefit from its educational programs. A focus of the college mission is on the academic, career and personal goals of the student. OTC may admit you as a First-Time student just completing their high school, GED or HiSET requirements or as a Transfer student coming from another institution finishing up a certificate or degree. For more information, visit OTC Admissions.
Wondering how you’re going to pay for college? At OTC, we believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to earning a degree. Our staff will work with you to make a financial plan. To browse the resources available to you, see paying for college.