Course Overview

This comprehensive program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the Pharmacy Technician Certified Board (PTCB) – Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam. Please note the exam fee is not included in your tuition. Student is to register on their own, after they complete the program at: https://www.ptcb.org/

Clinical Externship: If you meet requirements, you are eligible to participate in an 80 hour clinical externship at a local pharmacy.

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Pharmacy Technician with Clinical Externship
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Fee non-credit $3,000.00
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