This comprehensive 50-hour program will prepare you 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, you 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 parenteral nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement.
In addition to classroom lecture and labs, this program includes a clinical externship through a local pharmacy.
Prerequisites: Clinical Externship: As part of this Pharmacy Technician program, you will be eligible to participate in an 80-hour clinical externship with a local retail pharmacy. You may be asked to submit to a thorough background check, drug screening, and other requirements.