Oakland Community College 


Certificate Program (HPT.CT)

   This program leading to a certificate, utilizes a basic health core curriculum and additional related courses necessary to prepare the student for work as a Hospital Pharmacy Technician. Experience in the practicum portion of the program is provided in hospital pharmacies of affiliated community hospitals.
   A graduate of this program may be employed in hospitals, extended care facilities, and community pharmacies. This career program provides an opportunity for progression in the field for graduates who later desire to continue their education in the field of pharmacy.

Program Admission Procedures

  1. Admission to the college does not include admission to the Hospital Pharmacy Technology Program. Students who are interested in the program must declare HPT.APP as their curriculum and be interviewed by the coordinator. Please call 248.233.2917 to schedule an appointment.
  2. To be admitted to the HPT Program the student must complete the Required Supportive Courses with a grade of "C" or better.
  3. Student selection for the HPT Program is based on:
    1. Completing all required prerequisite courses.
    2. D ate HPT was declared as curriculum choice.
    3. Grade point average.

Additional Information

  1. In order to obtain a Certificate for Hospital Pharmacy Technology, the student must earn a "C" or better in all prerequisite courses and HPT major requirements.
  2. Students will not be able to continue in the second semester HPT courses if a "C" or better grade is not earned in each of the first semester courses by the end of winter semester.
  3. Those selected for the program will be notified in writing by July 15th of the year in which they will enter the program.
  4. A mandatory criminal history check will be conducted at the student's expense, on all students selected to the Hospital Pharmacy program prior to the start of the program.
    1. Conviction of a felony or conviction of an attempt to commit a felony within the 15 years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or
    2. Conviction of a misdemeanor within the 10 years immediately preceding the criminal history check will preclude eligibility for admission.
  5. In addition, all selected students must have a drug screen test prior to the start of the program. For details contact 248.233.2917.

Major Requirements


HPT 1408 Field Experience I 8
HPT 2000 Orientation to Hospitals and Hospital Pharmacy Services 2
HPT 2100 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Concepts 3
HPT 2200 Drug Distribution Systems and Procedures... 3
HPT 2210 Administration of Medications 3
HPT 2406 Field Experience II 6

Required Supportive Courses

CIS 10001 Computer Literacy 1
ENG 1510 Composition I 3
MAT 11002 Elementary Algebra 4
MED 1103 Medical Terminology 3

1   or CIS 1050
2   or higher
●   Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.