The Pharmacy Science program at Mount Wachusett Community College provides students with the opportunity to earn an Associate in Science Degree. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree. The Pharmacy Science transfer program offers a student the opportunity to explore biology and chemistry, while completing a core curriculum used for transfer. Students will gain knowledge in a variety of disciplines including math, science, the humanities and the social sciences. The curriculum meets the requirements of the Mass STEM Transfer Block.
The Pharmacy degree at Mount Wachusett Community College provides students with the opportunity to earn an Associate in Science Degree for the purpose of transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree. The Associate's in Pharmacy Degree offers a student the opportunity to explore biology and chemistry, while completing a core curriculum used for transfer. Students will gain knowledge in a variety of disciplines including math, science, the humanities and the social sciences. The Associate's in Pharmacy Degree includes the MassTransfer Block. A fall semester start is recommended for several sequential science courses in biology, chemistry, and physics.
|ENG 101||College Writing I||3|
|CHE 107||General Chemistry I||4|
|PSY 105||Introduction To Psychology||3|
|BIO 109||Biology I||4|
|ENG 102||College Writing II||3|
|BIO 110||Biology II||4|
|CHE 108||General Chemistry II||4|
|MAT 211||Calculus I||4|
|CHE 207||Organic Chemistry I||4|
|PHY 120||Physics for Engineering and Science I 1||4|
|Humanities Elective 2||3|
|SOC 103||Introduction To Sociology||3|
|HUM 212||Medical Ethics||3|
|BIO 170||Cell Biology||4|
|CHE 208||Organic Chemistry II 3||4|
Students may be able to substitute PHY 105 for PHY 120 depending on what 4 year institution they plan on transferring to
Humanities Electives: See Elective Courses by Abbreviation.
See Pharmacy program student learning outcomes and technical standards.
For transfer options, please click here. It is recommended that you also consult with your academic advisor.
Students who plan to transfer to a Massachusetts state university or a University of Massachusetts campus may be eligible to transfer under the MassTransfer agreement, which provides transfer advantages to those who qualify.
Technical standards must be met with or without accommodations.
Program Student Learning Outcomes for PHAR
Upon graduation from this program, students shall have the ability to:
- Formulate clear and precise questions about complex problems and ideas relevant to a variety of disciplines — math, science, the humanities, and the social sciences — and gather, assess, and interpret information to reach well-reasoned conclusions and solutions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of complex written texts that demand an appreciation of subtext, irony, metaphor, and the subtlety and nuances of language.
- Successfully complete a substantial scientific research paper that demonstrates the ability to formulate a research question, conduct research using the library’s databases, and synthesize information from a variety of sources into a cohesive and in-depth analysis of a topic.
- Demonstrate knowledge of important ideas and events that have shaped, and continue to shape, their world.
- Demonstrate scientific literacy, which can be defined as the matrix of knowledge needed to understand enough about the universe to deal with issues that come across the horizon of the average citizen, in the news or elsewhere.
- Demonstrate the ability to collect, record and organize scientific data correctly.
- Demonstrate the ability to work safely in a laboratory environment.
- Demonstrate the ability to manipulate and use scientific tools, such as the microscope, pH meter, measurement tools, glassware and other scientific instrumentation. This would include independently conducting an experiment using written directions such as lab manuals or Standard Operating Procedures as a guide.
- Demonstrate the ability to use mathematical tools as applied to science. This could include building and interpreting graphs, using equations and formulas to solve problems, and fitting data to a mathematical model.
- Demonstrate the ability to search scientific literature and use the information.
- Successfully transfer to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution if desired, with the proper educational foundation for transition into a chosen field of study.
Technical Standards for PHAR1
For general information about technical standards and accommodation, see Technical Standards.
Students entering this program must be able to demonstrate the ability to:
- Comprehend textbook material at a college level.
- Communicate and assimilate information either in spoken, printed, signed, or computer voice format.
- Gather, analyze, and draw conclusions from data.
- Stand for a minimum of two hours.
- Differentiate by touch: hotness/coldness, wetness/dryness, and hardness/softness.
- Use the small muscle dexterity necessary to do such tasks as gloving, gowning, and operating controls on laboratory instrumentation.
- Respond promptly to spoken words, as well as monitor signals and instrument alarms.
- Identify behaviors that would endanger a person’s life or safety and intervene quickly in a crisis situation with an appropriate solution.
- Remain calm, rational, decisive, and in control at all times, especially during emergency situations.
- Manipulate small parts, and make fine hand adjustments to machines and test equipment.
- Operate a computer.