Pharmacy Technology Requirements 2023-2024

For Professional Phase Pharmacy Students

In order to be successful in the Pharmacy program ALL Professional Phase students are required to have a mobile computing device with integrated stylus/pen functionality for all professional years of the program. Students will be able to choose and purchase a device from any manufacturer they wish that meets their learning needs, as long as it meets the minimum requirements as outlined below. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has a functioning device in all classes at all times, no exceptions.

As part of P1 orientation students will be asked to complete a task demonstrating that he/she has a mobile computing device with stylus/pen functionality.

Students who fail to comply with this requirement and therefore cannot participate in a specific course, complete a course assignment, or participate in the classroom where computer use is expected will be assessed an academic penalty deemed appropriate by the course instructor. Exceptions will only be made for those times when a student is utilizing a loaner device for a temporary period of time.

Pharmacy Technology Program – Minimum Hardware Requirements (can be exceeded)
Input DeviceIntegrated digital stylus/pen that allows for the input of digital handwriting is required.
A capacitive touch pen/stylus mimics a fingertip and is not acceptable, as they cannot draw precisely
enough for Pharmacy related tasks such as annotations, calculations, and drawing chemical structures.
ProcessorIntel i5 or greater
Memory (RAM)8 GB minimum (16 GB or more recommended)
Physical Storage128 GB (recommend 250 GB)
PortsUSB, SD or MicroSD
Wireless/Network CardWireless: Dual Band 802.11n/ac
Wired: Ethernet Card (optional)
WebcamBuilt-in or External
Operating SystemConvertible Tablet PC: 

  • Windows 10 and 11 (64-bit)

Dedicated Tablet: 

  •  Windows 10 and 11 (64-bit)

Backup StorageExternal USB Hard Drive (500 GB minimum recommended)
Optical DriveDVD-ROM/DVD-RW (optional)
WarrantyIt is recommended to purchase a warranty that matches the length of time you anticipate utilizing the device.
Screen Resolution1280×768 or higher

Devices that are not acceptable: Dedicated Tablets running Windows 7, Windows RT, Windows 10 and 11 in S mode, Android operating systems, Chromebooks, Mac laptops, iOS devices (iPads), or any device that is touch screen only. For questions contact the IT Help Desk.

Devices Meeting the Pharmacy Technology Program Minimum Hardware Requirements