Pharmacy Technician Selection Criteria

Selection for the Pharmacy Technician program will be done by a committee, based on the criteria outlined below.

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High School Diploma or GED

All applicants must be a high school graduate (or hold a GED).

Age Requirement

All applicants must be 18 years old by the application deadline.

Grade Point Average

Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.5. If applicants do not have a college GPA of 2.5, the high school GPA will be used. (If using the high school GPA, the high school transcript must be submitted to Health Science Admissions with the rest of the application materials.)


All applicants must take the TABE test and earn the following minimum scores:
          Reading: 597
          Math: 657
Students obtaining test scores lower than these requirements should see a counselor at any of the EFSC campuses to identify appropriate action to improve their test scores.

Students who already have a degree should obtain an exemption form from any campus testing office and submit the form with their application materials.  Additionally, students who have taken certain college classes (i.e. Intermediate Algebra and Communications 1) may also be exempt.

NOTE: The TABE Test can be taken only ONCE every six months.


Submit a typed, one-page essay on the following topic: "Why Do I Want to Become a Pharmacy Technician?"

Equal Access Policy

Eastern Florida State College is dedicated to providing a nondiscriminatory environment which promotes equal access, equal educational opportunity, and equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, race, national origin, color, ethnicity, genetic information, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, marital status, veteran status, ancestry, or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

EFSC recognizes the rights of students and applicants with disabilities, including those with hepatitis B, under the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.