UWA has a linkage program in cooperation with Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama, in various fields of allied health. Students complete academic course work at UWA, then apply to transfer to the professional phase of the program at Wallace State Community College. Students completing the program will be awarded the associate degree from Wallace State. Acceptance into the clinical phase is on a competitive basis as students throughout the state compete for available positions. Students should see UWA Health Linkage Coordinator for additional information.
All associate degree programs at Wallace State require completion of the following courses at UWA with a grade of “C” or higher in each course counted toward the degree:
Additional courses are required by each allied health field. These courses along with total semester hour requirement and description are given below for each of the allied health fields.
This program is designed to educate students to assume positions as pharmacy technicians in both institutions and retail pharmacies. Pharmacy technicians work to help licensed pharmacists prepare medications and other health care products for patients. Technicians perform routine tasks to assist the supervising pharmacist in the preparation of prescribed medications. The program provides general education courses, lab theory courses, as well as supervised clinical practice to develop the skills required in pharmacy technician practice.
Certification as a Pharmacy Technician is available through the Pharmacy Technical Certification Board upon successful completion of their exam. Pharmacy Technicians are required to register with the Alabama Board of Pharmacy.