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Pharmacy Technology - Certificate

Pharmacy Technology Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment as a pharmacy technician, assisting pharmacists to provide medication and other healthcare products to patients; receiving and verifying written prescriptions, requests for prescription refills from patients, or electronic prescriptions sent from doctors’ offices; retrieving, counting, pouring, weighing, measuring, and sometimes mixing medications; and preparing containers and labels for medications. Technicians may also establish and maintain patient profiles, prepare insurance claim forms, and stock and take inventory of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of elementary algebra, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select.

REQUIRED COURSES:  Complete the following courses with a grade of C or better: Units
ENGL015 Preparation for College Writing 0 - 4
or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process 0
MATH090 Elementary Algebra 0 - 4
or eligibility for MATH 095 as determined by the SBVC assessment process 0
PHT060 Pharmacy Systems I 3
PHT062 Pharmacology 3
PHT064 Pharmacy Calculations 3
PHT070 Pharmacy Systems II 3
PHT072 Pharmacy Clinical Experience 3
PHT074 Pharmacy Seminar 2
Choose one of the following: 0
BIOL155 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology 4
or
BIOL250 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
and
BIOL251 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
or
BIOL260 Human Anatomy 4
and
BIOL261 Human Physiology 4
Total Units 21 - 33

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