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Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Overview

The Pharmacy Technician Training Program prepares the student to work under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. The course provides the student with basic knowledge and skills required to work as a technician in a pharmacy.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be prepared to take the National Pharmacy Certification Examination.

Course Topics

  • Pharmacy abbreviations and terminology
  • Role and job description of the Pharmacy Technician
  • Anatomy and physiology related to disease associated with drug therapy
  • The most commonly used drugs, indications, trade and generic names.
  • Prescription classification and distribution
  • Pharmacy laws and regulations

Employment Opportunities

  • Community pharmacies
  • Hospitals
  • Long- term care or rehabilitation facilities

Program Length

Lab 90 hrs
Pharmacological Math 18 hrs
TOTAL 108 hours

Program Costs

Amount due at Registration:

Registration fee $ 175.00
Mandatory liability insurance $ 5.00
Student accident insurance $ 1.25
TOTAL $ 181.25
  • Textbooks are required and available in the college bookstore. Because of price variations from year to year, textbook prices are not listed.
  • No clinical externship is required for this class.
  • No uniforms are required for this class

Student Admission Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • US issued High School Diploma or GED
  • Photo ID and social security card
  • Successful completion of Healthcare Readiness Course

Program Completion Requirement

  • Attend at least 85% of the 108 lecture hours
  • Successfully pass the pharmacological math portion

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