First step toward becoming a pharmacist

As a future pharmacist, you learn to assess a patient’s overall medicine and therapy plan. You gain knowledge of drug interactions and biochemistry to safely dispense medication to people with complex prescription needs.

Start your journey to your Pharm.D. with the Pre-Pharmacy transfer program at CLC. Save money when you complete your associate degree here. Then transfer easily for your next step.

Why study Pre-Pharmacy with us?

Small classes = personalized instruction

Your instructors know you by name—not number. At CLC, the professors are teachers first, researchers second. They dedicate their careers to helping you learn and understand pharmaceuticals.

You learn from the same materials studied at four-year schools, while you receive the personal attention and feedback possible only in small class sizes.

Work with our Academic Success Advisors to plan a seamless transfer to a 4-year institution and doctorate program.


  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Transfer Degree

For students planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree.

These programs are built around general education classes that lead to an associate degree designed to transfer to a 4-year school. CLC participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) to ensure that approved courses will transfer to other participating colleges and universities. Transfer degrees typically take 2 years* to complete.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

Need help?

Your College & Career Navigator (CCN) is your "go-to person" ready to help you get started at CLC.

Your CCN guides you through the admission process, helps you choose your academic program, enroll in classes and connect you with resources.

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Courses in the program

Biology, Math and Chemistry form the program’s backbone. Courses on logic and critical thinking will prepare your for future Pharm.D. requirements. Courses were selected to apply to most Doctor of Pharmacy programs.

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Experience the benefit of small class sizes and personalized instruction from your CLC instructors.

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