Pharmacy Technician

Length: 780 Clock Hours/ 36 Instructional Weeks                                                               Program Quarter Credits: 46

Credential Awarded: certificate                                                                                             Mode of Delivery: On-Line 

REGISTRATION: $500.00                                                                                                                      TUTION: $13,500.00

OBJECTIVE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In today’s healthcare field, the role of the pharmacist has been expanded to provide not only patient care and education but also advice to health care providers. As a result, the demand for formally educated pharmacy technicians has also increased significantly, and the role of the pharmacy technician has evolved from a simple customer service role to one of knowledge and responsibility. The objective of the Pharmacy Technician program is to train and develop qualified pharmacy technicians who value the pharmacy standards and competently assist the pharmacist in direct patient care. 

DESCRIPTION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Pharmacy Technician certificate program provides students with a solid foundation of pharmacy fundamentals and terminology needed for graduates to be successful as an entry-level technician. Students of this program will get hands-on practice in multiple pharmacy settings such as hospital, retail, compounding, mail-order, and long-term care. Topics such as professionalism, state and federal laws, and ethical issues are covered. 

EXTERNSHIP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       An externship course is included in this program to provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to real-life situations in a pharmacy setting. Students are required to complete the required externship hours and other related learning activities prior to graduation. Students are not paid for work performed at the externship site. 

CREDENTIALING EXAMS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Students in their final quarter are eligible to take Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s National Healthcareer Association’s (PTCB) exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (CPhT). 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Graduates of this program are prepared to seek entry-level employment in positions such as Pharmacy Technician and Pharmaceutical Care Associate. Upon successful passing of certification exams and where applicable, graduates could also seek employment opportunities such as Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) and IV Certified Pharmacy Technician. 

PLAN OF STUDY COURSE

QRT/CREDIT

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

6

COURSE CODE

AHP101

AHP105 

AHP106 

 PHT110 

 PHT115

PHT120

PHT125

PHT130

PHT135

PHT140

PHT190                                 

TITLE

Introduction to Health Professions

Medical Terminology

Medical Anatomy and Physiology

Fundamentals of Pharmacy

Mathematics for Pharmacy Technicians

Drug Classification Systems

Pharmacy Practice and Principles

Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians

Intravenous Admixtures and Aseptic Compounding

Certification Preparation and Career Development

Externship

CLOCK HOURS

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60

60

60

60

60

60

60

60

60

180