Pharmacy Technician (PHT.S.STC)

26.0-27.0 Credit Hours

This program prepares individuals to perform the technical and specialized skills of a pharmacy technician within retail, mail-order, hospital, nursing homes and home health care settings. The program is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of basic pharmacology, maintenance of patient records, drug-product preparation and distribution and recordkeeping. A portion of this program will involve a simulated directed practice comprised of computer simulations and workbook assignments. The program also offers an optional directed practice in a real world pharmacy. A state and federal background check will be required prior to starting the optional real world directed practice. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses to complete the program. A grade of "B" or better is required in the pharmacy technician core courses to be eligible to participate in the real world directed practice. Upon completion of the program students may take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the scope of pharmacy practice, including sterile compounding, nonsterile compounding, beginning pharmacology and pharmaceutical calculations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the scope of pharmacy practice including handling of sterile products, inventory control and repackaging.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the scope of pharmacy practice including legal aspects of drug dispensing and specific role of the pharmacy technicians.

Curriculum

ALH 1101: Introduction to Healthcare Delivery View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
ALH 1122: Pharmacy Technician I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 5 credit hours
ALH 1123: Pharmacy Technician II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 5 credit hours
ALH 1140: Fundamentals of Disease Processes View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
HIM 1101: Medical Terminology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
Course Option: {BIO 1121 OR BIO 1107 AND BIO 1108 OR BIO 1147 AND BIO 1141} 3 - 4 credit hours
Course Option: {ENG 1131 OR ENG 1101} 3 credit hours
Course Option: {MAT 1270 OR MAT 1130} 3 credit hours
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