Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED, physical exam including drug screening, documentation of immunizations, PPD test and Hepatitis B series must be provided at the time of registration. Candidates must obtain a reading score of 12.9 and math score of 12.9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
The 312-hour comprehensive program will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification exam. Working under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, pharmacy technician students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions, and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Includes 120 hours of clinical experience at both hospital- and retail-based locations. Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certification Examination.
NOTE: A criminal background check will be done on all enrolled students. A criminal background report containing negative information may prevent placement for the clinical portion of this program.
PHAR-500 (312 Hours)
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Email Jean McAllister or call 609-343-5688.