Program Admission Requirements
- MTC Application for Admission including application fee and final high school transcript
- A minimum 2.5 accumulative grade point average (GPA) in high school or college-level courses (whichever is most recent).
- Successful completion of the ACT or Basic Skills Assessment (COMPASS) in reading, writing, and mathematics (algebra).
- Completed Pharmacy Technology application packet available online at
- Completion of successful criminal background check.
- Completion of successful drug screen.
- Applicant must read the Pharmacy Technology Student Handbook.
Students accepted to the program will be required to submit to a criminal background check facilitated by Marion Technical College and conducted by The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification. Students with certain felony, misdemeanor, or drug related arrests as specified in Senate Bill 38 and house Bill 160, will be ineligible for admission into the program. The Disqualifier List is included in the Pharmacy Technology Admission Packet for review. Students with any criminal background may be ineligible for admission. Potential employers for Pharmacy Technology graduates require criminal background checks as conditions for employment. Individuals who have been convicted of any crime, including felony, gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor, or drug-related arrests may be ineligible for employment. Therefore, completing an MTC program does not guarantee future employment.
Pharmacy student background checks will also include review of the EPLS (Excluded Parties Listing System) as well as the LEIE (Office of Inspector General’s List of Excluded Individuals/Entities) database. Pharmacy students currently active on those databases may be ineligible for admission/continuation in the program as well as future employment.
Accepted students will also be required to submit to a drug screening upon admission into the program and at least once during the program. Positive drug screenings will result in forfeiture of the clinical/practicum. Students may be subject to drug screens for cause during the program. Any student who refuses/fails to cooperate, or complete any required drug screening will be considered “positive” and dismissed from the program.
A complete listing of all requirements and policies/procedures for the program is available in the Pharmacy Technology Student Handbook.
Additional requirements for entrance into the Pharmacy Practicum course include:
- Completion of medical physical
- Testing for infectious diseases and updated immunizations
- Purchase of liability insurance
Clinical sites may require:
- Random drug testing
- HIV testing, if exposed to blood-borne pathogen
- Submission to treatment/counseling, if exposed to infectious diseases
- Criminal background check
If required, College Foundation courses are available to help you meet any specialized program admission requirements.