Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

A Pharmacy Technician is a person who, under the supervision of a licensed Pharmacist, assists in various activities of the pharmacy. The Pharmacy Technician Certificate is designed to prepare students to assist in providing pharmaceutical services and care to patients in pharmacies throughout the community. The curriculum provides practical and technical pharmaceutical knowledge. The courses offer basic academic training in terminology, pharmacy, law and calculations related to prescriptions and dosages. Specific diseases and their drug therapies are studied, as well as a variety of drug distribution systems.

This certificate prepares technicians to assist the pharmacist in the packaging and distribution of medication to patients, technical operations in drug distribution, including inventory control, drug delivery and bulk compounding. Use of aseptic technique in the preparation of sterile solution and use of dosage forms also are simulated. Hands on experience is included in a 180 hour externship which serves to expand the technical classroom training and emphasizes the practical application of the skills discussed in class.

Please Note

An application is required to enter the Pharmacy Technician Program. Thirty students are admitted each spring and fall.

  Schedule

First Semester

Second Semester

PHAR 1010 Intro to Pharmacy Practice 2 Cr. PHAR 1030 Compounding/Sterile Products 2 Cr.
PHAR 1020 Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians 2 Cr. PHAR 1050 Pharmacy Computers 2 Cr.
PHAR 1040 Calculations and Law 2 Cr. PHAR 1065 Pharmacology III 2 Cr.

Total

6 Cr.

Total

 6 Cr.


Third Semester

PHAR 1070 Fieldwork Preparation (Includes externship of 180 hours) 4 Cr.
PHAR 1075 Pharmacy Adjudication 1 Cr.

Total

5 Cr.