This on-campus program teaches the skills needed to gain employment as a pharmacy technician in either a hospital or retail setting.
The objective of the Pharmacy Technician Program is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to qualify for entry-level positions in pharmacies as well as prepare them for national certifications.
A high school diploma, GED, or equivalent may be required to take these exams. Students who have prior felony convictions, violations, or misdemeanors may be denied eligibility to take these exams or be denied certification of exams.
The 96 hour short Program is taught:
Monday and Wednesday from 1:00: PM - 5:00 PM
Pharmacy Technician Program
PHT 117 A, PHT 117 B, PHT 117 C
Pharmacy Fundamentals, Body Systems, Classification of Drugs & Basic Sciences
Quarter Credit Units: 9.60
This course is designed for the student wishing to enter the pharmacy field. The role and responsibilities of the Pharmacy tech will be emphasized. Instruction will include history of medicine and pharmacy, laws and ethics, HIPAA guidelines, relevant terminology, conversions and drug calculations, pharmacy literature, body systems and the use of medications used to treat common conditions that afflict these systems, chemistry and microbiology, safety procedures, pharmacy stocking, and repackaging and compounding medications.
In addition, students will be taught major drug classifications, the use of vitamins and minerals and basic concepts of alternative and complementary medical treatments such as the use of herbal remedies and psychopharmacology.
Final course emphasis is geared towards preparing the students for national certification exams for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and National Healthcareer Association (NHA).