Health Sciences Academy

The Health Sciences Academy at ACC provides access to a comprehensive selection of advanced course offerings for students seeking a career in healthcare. The academy’s qualified faculty, advanced technologies, and effective teaching techniques help you build the skills that healthcare employers seek. Students can complete a pharmacy technician certificate, phlebotomy certificate, or emergency medical technician certificate (EMT) depending on interest.

Eligibility requirements

  • Be a high school junior in order to complete the pharmacy technician certificate.
  • Be a high school senior in order to complete the phlebotomy technician certificate.
  • Be 18 years old by July 1 of your senior year.
  • Have an overall high school grade point average of 2.50 or better.
  • Complete one of the following with the minimum grade listed: High School Biology/B; College-level Biology/C; or Health Sciences Technology/B.
  • Be TSI complete in reading, writing
  • Be TSI complete in math by November 15 of first semester for pharmacy technician.
  • Complete the Health Sciences Academy application.

Program requirements

  • Submit immunization records to the online system before spring semester.
  • Complete the following courses with a C or better: Essentials of Medical Terminology and Student Success for Health Professionals.
  • Maintain overall ACC grade point average of 2.50 or higher.
  • Pass a criminal background check, drug screening, tuberculosis test, physical, and fingerprint background check prior to clinical internship. Additional fees may apply that are not included in tuition waiver, approximately $200.

Time commitment

  • 4+ semesters (Pharmacy Technician Certificate)
  • 3 semester (Phlebotomy Technician Certificate)
  • 2 semesters (Emergency Medical Technician Certificate)

Certificates awarded

  • Phlebotomy Certificate
  • Pharmacy Technician Certificate
  • Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

Career opportunities

Pharmacy Technician

  • Retail pharmacy
  • Hospital pharmacy
  • Veterinary pharmacy
  • Pharmacy robotics and automation

Phlebotomy Technician

  • Phlebotomist

Emergency Medical Technician

  • Emergency Medical Technician