This fifty hour program is designed to prepare the student for an entry level position of employment in the field of the pharmacy technician. It will also include the information needed to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s (PTCB) examination.
Pharmacy Technician Program
March 25 - May 13
6 - 9:30 p.m.
Persons successfully completing the course will qualify for positions in retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, home infusion pharmacies, long term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, pharmacy benefit managers, and large industrial complexes.
Disciplines covered in this course:
- Role of the pharmacy technician
- History/discussion of various practice settings
- “Evolution of Pharmacy”
- Review of hospital pharmacy setting, retail practice, regulatory agencies, LTC setting, home care pharmacy
- Pharmacy measures, roman numerals, abbreviations
- Review of generic drugs, basic biopharmaceuticals, dosage forms, patient files
- Prescription label requirements, order transcription, ordering and inventory, drug pricing, third party reimbursement
- Formularies, unit dose systems, emergency and crash carts, home supplies, auto stop
- All major classes of drug
- Aseptic technique, handling of sterile products
- Basics of IV solutions, calculating 24 hour supply
- Metric system
- Apothecaries’ and avoirdupois systems of measurement
- Children’s dosage
- Allegation method, math review
Print the Pharmacy Technician brochure for additional details, including a registration form.