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Pre-Pharmacy

SFCC partners with WSU to offer multiple degrees leading to careers in pharmacy, medicine, research, and medical related fields.

 

AS-T1 Associate in Science

If you are a detail-oriented person, like science and want a career working with people, then a future as a pharmacist or pharmacist researcher could be an excellent choice for you.

In this program, you’ll lay the groundwork for a pharmacy degree with courses in biology and chemistry. You’ll also complete general education requirements in areas such as communication, social sciences, humanities, and math. This pre-pharmacy program prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university at a junior standing.

Whether you want to work in a community or hospital pharmacy, the manufacturing industry, pharmaceutical sales, research, or get a solid jump on M-CAT prep, the program will point you toward a variety of career opportunities in pharmacy.  This AS-T1 degree will prepare you for entry into Washington State University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program or any other pharmacy or pharmaceutical development program you choose.

 

Doctor of Pharmacy – AA-DTA

Interested in the WSU Doctor of Pharmacy program?  Would you prefer to stay in the Spokane region?  Our Pre-Pharmacy AA-DTA is specifically designed to help you achieve your local dreams of getting to WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science and becoming a regional pharmacist.   
This program is designed specifically to help you get to WSU Riverpoint as fast as possible, preparing you for the necessary requirements for the WSU PharmD program without ever having to leave Spokane. Upon completion, this track will have included all general education requirements in communication, social science, humanities, and math to graduate with an associate degree and transfer to the four-year institution at junior standing.

 

Pre-Medical and Pharmaceutical Science – AA-DTA

If you are interested in the science behind medicine, medical research, toxicology, genomics, pharmacology, vaccines, or interested in becoming a medical doctor, pharmacist, or immediate careers in biomedical industry this Pre-Medical and Pharmaceutical Science degree will help you achieve those goals right here in Spokane without ever having to leave the county.

This degree plan will prepare you with the foundational chemistry, biology, and math work necessary to be successful in any career field in the biomedical arena.  You will also complete the general requirements for communication, social science, and humanities necessary to obtain the degree.  Upon completion of the full Pre-Medical and Pharmaceutical Science degree, graduates will be able to apply to general enrollment with Washington State University and upon acceptance matriculate into the Washington State University Riverpoint College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science Bachelor Program in Medical and Pharmaceutical Science that has 25 seats reserved specifically for successful CCS graduates.

If getting all your biomedical related college done between Spokane Falls Community College and downtown Spokane sounds appealing to you, speak with a counselor or faculty advisor today.

 

SFCC is a MESA College

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SFCC offers extra support and career development to students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math programs through MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement).

What You’ll Learn

  • Communicate using composition, oral, and presentation skills
  • Collaborate with colleagues using basic social and psychological principles for interpersonal interactions
  • Demonstrate the scientific understanding necessary for clinical work in pharmacy
  • Demonstrate mathematical and data analysis skills

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. No matter what level of math you’re starting with, we will support you along your journey. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals. We have a place for you!
Need more details? We offer two options for pre-pharmacy. Check out the requirements worksheet for the AS-T1 degree. You’ll work with your advisor to make sure you take the right classes to meet your goals and prepare for transfer.  Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

Program Map for

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Total Credits: 105

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BIOL& 222
Majors Cell/Molecular: w/Lab
5
CHEM& 161
General Chemistry w/Lab I
5
MATH& 151
Calculus I
5
Total Credits
 
15

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BIOL& 221
Majors Ecology/Evolution: w/Lab
5
CHEM& 162
General Chemistry w/Lab II
5
MATH& 152
Calculus II
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BIOL& 223
Majors Organismal Phys: w/Lab
5
BIOL& 260
Microbiology
5
CHEM& 163
General Chemistry w/Lab III
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ECON& 202
Macro Economics
5
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BIOL& 241
Human A & P 1
5
CHEM& 241
Organic Chemistry I
3
CHEM& 251
Organic Chemistry Lab I
2
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Total Credits
 
15

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BIOL& 242
Human A & P 2
5
CHEM& 242
Organic Chemistry II
3
CHEM& 252
Organic Chemistry Lab II
2
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
Total Credits
 
15

Seventh Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM 260
Biochemistry
5
CHEM& 243
Organic Chemistry III
3
CHEM& 253
Organic Chemistry Lab III
2
PHIL& 120
Symbolic Logic
5
Total Credits
 
15

DTA – Academic transfer
You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter. To see the requirements for the Academic Transfer AA, Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA), click here, then scroll down to Associate in Arts:

AS-T 1:
You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter. To see the requirements for the AS-T 1 Biological Sciences, Environmental/Resource Sciences, Chemistry, Geology and Earth Science, click here, then scroll down to Associate in Science – Transfer Track 1 (AS-T 1)

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    N/A
  • Non-Resident

    $
    N/A
  • International

    $
    N/A
  • Books

    $
    2,484
  • Course Fees

    $
    170
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    N/A

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

  • Mapuana Carey
    Mapuana Carey
    Program Specialist 2
    Mapuana.Carey@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3288
  • Vicki Moore
    Vicki Moore
    Stem Pathway Specialist
    Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4150

  • Thayne Lacy
    Thayne Lacy
    Anatomy and Physiology
    A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., B.S., M.S., Eastern Washington University
    Thayne.Lacy@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4165
  • Mukti Ryan
    Mukti Ryan
    Anatomy and Physiology
    B.S., Osmania University, India; M.S., Eastern Washington University
    Mukti.Ryan@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3661

SFCC partners with WSU to offer multiple degrees leading to careers in pharmacy, medicine, research, and medical related fields.

SFCC students who complete the Associate of Science Transfer (AS-T1) in Pre-Pharm can transfer with junior standing into:  

  • the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program at WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences  

SFCC students who complete the Associate of Arts – Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) in Pre-Pharm can transfer with junior standing into

  • the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program at WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences  

SFCC students who complete the Associate of Arts – Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) in Pre-Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences can transfer with a junior statement into:

  • the Bachelor of Science Pharmaceutical and Medical Science Program at WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Please be sure to meet with your advisor to take recommended courses for these transfer options.

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Thayne Lacy

Department Chair
Thayne.Lacy@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4165

Vicki Moore

Pathways Specialist
Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4150
Building 28, room 115

Māpuana Carey

Pathways Specialist
mapuana.carey@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3502