Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

A Pharmacy Technician is trained to work primarily in either a hospital pharmacy or retail pharmacy.  They receive written prescription or refills for medications and verify that the information is correct and complete.  The Pharmacy Technician prepares medications for clients by measuring, mixing, counting, labeling, and recording amounts and dosages of medications under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist.  They also have administrative duties such as answering telephones, entering prescriptions into the computer, and maintaining security and proper storage for medications.  Available Certifications:  Customer Service, First Aid/CPR, Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

 

Topics:

Anatomy and Physiology, Basic Science, Blood borne Pathogens, Classification of Drugs, Communication and Customer Service, Medical Law and Ethics, Medical Terminology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy Math, Pharmacy Practice & Lab, Professionalism

 

Successful completion of this course qualifies students to sit for certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.  Eligibility to sit for this exam requires that students have a high school diploma or a GED certificate and students must be 18 years of age.  Students are NOT eligible to sit for this exam if convicted of a felony that occurred within the last five years and/or if the conviction was drug or pharmacy related.  Fees for this certification exam are included in the course fees.  Taking this certification exam is a requirement of this course.

 

600 hours; M-Th

Required WK scores: Math  5, Locating 4, Reading 4      9:00 am — 2:00 pm*

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