Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Part I class is offered Fall and Spring term only. To learn more, please come to the following informational meeting about the program. The instructor will be available to answer questions about a career as a Pharmacy Technician.

Pharmacy Technician Informational Meeting for Spring Term Classes
Tuesday, March 3rd at the Downtown Campus in room 106 from 5-6 pm

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Pharmacy Technician Certification
Upon successful completion of this 48-hour, two-term course, students who are licensed or applying to be licensed Pharmacy Technicians will be eligible to take the nationally recognized PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) exam. The course includes pharmacy-specific medical terminology, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students learn dosage calculations, IV flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

It highly recommended students take the Pharmacy Calculations class and the Medical Terminology in the Pharmacy Practice class in addition to the 48 hour Pharmacy Technician class.

The Pharmacy Technician Certification class class meets on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 pm, and the Pharmacy Calculations class meets Tuesday evenings 6-7 pm. Medical Terminology in the Pharmacy class will meet every other Saturday from 9:30 am-12:30 pm

The cost for the Pharmacy Technician certification class is $339 per term plus a textbook (approx. $35) and the licensing fees( approx. $200). Pharmacy Calculations class cost is $129 and Medical Terminology in the Pharmacy Practice cost is $169.

Required text: Mosby's Review for Pharmacy Techinician Certification Examination, 2nd Edition, 2010, 978-1-41606-204-2

Cooperative Education
Cooperative Education (co-op) offers students college credit and a grade for on-the-job work experience related to their educational and career goals. Through co-op, students connect theory and practice, develop skills, expand career knowledge, and make contacts for the future. Work schedules and work sites vary. Students must pass a background check, drug screen,personal health insurance and have current immunizations to be eligible.

For more information about the Pharmacy Technician course, contact Kathy Calise.

Current term class information.