Pharmacy Technician

Still accepting applications for Spring 2015. 

Apply Now!

 

The Salt Lake Community College Pharmacy Technician Program provides the necessary training and externship to prepare students to take a national, board-approved pharmacy technician-exam and to apply for state licensure with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

We offer practical and technical training in terminology, pharmacology, calculations, adjudication, law, and fieldwork preparation.

The program accepts 30 new students each fall and spring semester.

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.

Courses

Calculations & Law

PHAR 1040
This course covers pharmacy state and federal regulatory agencies and accountability for technicians. There will be a strong emphasis on pharmacy math, dosage calculations and conversions.

Compounding/Sterile Products

PHAR 1030
This course reviews packaging, preservation and storage of compounded drugs. Coated tablets, solutions and suspensions are examined. Sterile procedures with vials and IV bottles and bags are...

Fieldwork Preparation

PHAR 1070
This course analyzes distribution procedures to patients in the hospital and patient medication profiles. The course reviews community pharmacies and specific technician duties, including practical...

Intro to Pharmacology I

PHAR 1020
This course discusses the nature of drugs, drug absorption and patient variables that affect drug therapy. Drug classification and nomenclature are also discussed. *There is a $35 course fee in...

Intro to Pharmacy Practice

PHAR 1010
This course analyzes the fundamentals of pharmacies and health care institutions in the US today. Pharmaceutical and medical terms, career opportunities, safety considerations, dosage forms and...

Pharmacology III/Over the Counter Drugs

PHAR 1065
This course discusses over-the-counter medications/products with emphasis on knowledge required for making appropriate recommendations for selection and use of these products by consumers.

Pharmacy Adjudication

PHAR 1075
This course acquaints students with knowledge of electronic and adjudication processes used in a pharmacy setting. Rejections and third party billing requirements will be covered.

Pharmacy Computers

PHAR 1050
This course stresses practical applications of the concepts learned in PHAR 1010. Students access hands-on experience with a computerized system for dispensing prescriptions and preparing third party...