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Pharmacy Technology

The Pharmacy Technology Program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as a pharmacy technician, providing medications and other healthcare products to patients and consumers.

Overview

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Under the supervision of a Pharmacist, students learn to fill prescriptions, establish and maintain patient profiles, prepare insurance claim forms, take inventory, and stock medications. A background check may be required for clinical experience. The California Board of Pharmacy may deny the Pharmacy Technician license based on convictions substantially related to Pharmacy Technician practice. Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading, and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select. Students may also earn an Associate of Science Degree in Pharmacy Technology.

 

Pharmacy Department Resources:


Are you considering a career as a pharmacist? See document for Transfer Requirements

Degrees/Certificates

Pharmacy Technology A.S. Degree Major

To earn an Associate Degree with a specialization in Pharmacy Technology, students must complete the required courses plus the general breadth requirements (minimum total = 60 units).

REQUIRED COURSES:
Complete the following courses with a grade of C or higher:
Units
PHT 060 Pharmacy Systems I 3
PHT 062 Pharmacology I 3
PHT 064 Pharmacy Calculations 3
PHT 070 Pharmacy Systems II 3
PHT 071 Pharmacology II 3
PHT 072 Pharmacy Clinical Experience 5
PHT 074 Pharmacy Seminar 2
Choose one of the following: 0
BIOL 155 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology 4
  or
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
  and
BIOL 251 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
  or
BIOL 260 Human Anatomy 4
  and
BIOL 261 Human Physiology 4
 
Total Units 26 - 30
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. After completion of all required Pharmacy Technology and general education breadth courses students will demonstrate the ability to perform the skills and activities of a Pharmacy Technician as demonstrated by successful completion of the Pharmacy Clinical Experience course, PHT 043
  2. Upon completion of the Pharmacy Technology degree students will be educationally prepared to further their education at a four year institution as indicated by successful transfer of those who desire a pharmacy degree to a four year institution
  3. Graduates of the Pharmacy Technology program will use knowledge gained to perform Pharmacy Technician duties as evidenced by applying and obtaining licensure from the California Board of Pharmacy
  4. The Pharmacy Technology program will meet the needs of the community for Pharmacy Technicians by graduating students fully prepared to obtain employment after completion of all required courses
  5. Upon completion of the all required Pharmacy Technology coursework, students will attain their professional goals as evidenced by employment as a Pharmacy Technician within 1 year of graduation

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
ENGL 015 Preparation for College Writing 0 - 4
or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process 0
MATH 090 Elementary Algebra 0 - 4
or eligibility for MATH 095 as determined by the SBVC assessment process 0
PHT 060 Pharmacy Systems I 3
PHT 062 Pharmacology I 3
PHT 064 Pharmacy Calculations 3
PHT 070 Pharmacy Systems II 3
PHT 071 Pharmacology II 3
PHT 072 Pharmacy Clinical Experience 5
PHT 074 Pharmacy Seminar 2
Choose one of the following: 0
BIOL 155 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology 4
  or
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
  and
BIOL 251 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
  or
BIOL 260 Human Anatomy 4
  and
BIOL 261 Human Physiology 4
 
Total Units 26 - 38
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Entry level employment as a Pharmacy Technician
  2. Calculation of medication dosages and concentrations
  3. Articulate action and use of medications
  4. Preparing, mixing, dispensing and labeling medications and solutions

Career Opportunities

  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Walgreens Store
    Pharmacy Tech Position Available
    800 E Lugonia Ave.
    Redlands, CA 92374
    (Southeast corner of Church & Lugonia)
    Send an updated Resume to:
    John D. Halcon, Walgreens Manager
    johnhalcon@hotmail.com

  • Green Valley Pharmacy
    Hiring one full time Technician 
    send resume to: wellness@greenvalleyrx.com
    Walter Wong, Pharm.D
    Green Valley Pharmacy
    33733 Yucaipa Blvd. Suite 1
    Yucaipa, CA 92399
  • Community Hospital San Bernardino
    Hiring One Part Time Technician
    Community Hospital San Bernardino 
    1805 Medical Center Dr 
    San Bernardino, CA 92411
    Pharmacy Tech (PT/Varied)
    Job ID: 1600020420
    Apply at:  http://www.dignityhealthcareers.org/
    dhlth.taleo.net
    Click the link provided to see the complete job description
  • Walmart
    Melissa Trueblood, Pharm.D
    Health & Wellness Market Director
    Region 57, Market 563 - Inland Empire & Desert
    Phone: 479-876-9741
    Melissa.Trueblood@walmart.com
    Walmart Market Office
    2050 W Redlands Blvd
    Redlands, CA 92373
    Phone: 909-335-3515
    Fax: 909-792-7370
  • Walmart Highland California
    2 Part-Time Pharmacy Technician Positions Available Now
    http://careers.walmart.com/career-areas/healthcare/pharmacy/
    Please follow these Directions:
    *Click on Pharmacy Technician Opportunities 
    *Search All Pharmacy Technician Jobs
    *Click on the ORANGE Button Apply Now
    *Create a Profile
  • Walmart Beaumont
    Pharmacy Tech Openings 
    Contact: Vivian
    Located in: Walmart Supercenter
    Address: 1540 E 2nd St, Beaumont, CA 92223
    Phone: (951) 845-7994
  • Walmart Victorville and Hesperia Pharmacy
    Technician Positions Available
    Please send your resume to:
    Melissa Trueblood, Pharm.D
    Health & Wellness Market Director
    Phone: 479-876-9741
    Melissa.Trueblood@walmart.com
  • Walgreen's
    Walgreens Job Opportunity Location:
    800 East Lugonia Redlands CA 92374
    Please send an updated Resume to John Halcon
    MGR.07976@store.walgreens.co 
    This is an entry Level Position.

  • Walmart
    Walmart Job Opportunity Locations include:
    Colton, Apple Valley, Highland, and Barstow
    Please send an updated Resume to:
    Melissa Trueblood, Pharm.D
    Melissa.Trueblood@walmart.com

  • Colton Walmart Pharmacy
    1120 S. Mount Vernon Ave
    Colton CA 92324
    Submit a Resume online First
    Tam Pharmacy Manager
    And then drop off your resume in person and ask to talk to Tam.
    Direction to Apply on Line through the Walmart Website:
    http://careers.walmart.com/career-areas/healthcare/pharmacy/
    Please follow these Directions:
    *Click on Pharmacy Technician Opportunities 
    *Search All Pharmacy Technician Jobs
    *Click on the ORANGE Button Apply Now
    *Create a Profile

  • Highland Walmart Pharmacy
    4210 East Highland Ave
    Highland CA 92346
    Submit a Resume online First
    Vera Pharmacy Manager
    And then drop off your resume in person and ask to talk to Vera.
    Direction to Apply on Line through the Walmart Website: 
    http://careers.walmart.com/career-areas/healthcare/pharmacy/
    Please follow these Directions:
    *Click on Pharmacy Technician Opportunities 
    *Search All Pharmacy Technician Jobs
    *Click on the ORANGE Button Apply Now
    *Create a Profile

  • Walmart Pharmacy in Redlands
    Dimple Shah, Pharmacy Manager
    dshah.s01693.us@wal-mart.co (send your resume)
    2050 W Redlands Blvd, Redlands, CA 92373
  • Pharmacy Technician Position Available
    Please send your resume to
    wellness@greenvalleyrx.com
    Green Valley Pharmacy
    33733 Yucaipa Blvd. Ste. 1
    Yucaipa, CA 92399
    Walter, Pharmacy Manger
    909 790 1688 Pharmacy Phone
    909 790 1988 Pharmacy Fax
  • Loma Linda Behavioral Medicine Center for a per diem pharmacy technician.
    Pharmacy Technician Position
    The job # which is #73992.
    Applications must be placed on the Loma Linda Job website.
    https://medical-center.lomalindahealth.org/jobs/find-a-job/%252373992 
    https://medical-center.lomalindahealth.org/jobs/job/pharmacy-technician-2-inpt-1 
    The position is for weekend coverage ( approx. every 4th ) as well as coverage for vacation and sick time.
    Should the student wish, they may be given training at the Heart & Surgical hospital as well as East Campus where they can pick up more hours.
    Diana Deandrea Pharm.D. BCPP
    Pharmacy Division Supervisor
    Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center



    For more Pharmacy Technician Job Leads all over the United States, please click on the link below. 

    https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/pharmacy-technician-jobs-SRCH_KO0,19.htm

  • CVS Pharmacy Job Listings October 2018
  • Total Care Pharmacy is looking for pharmacy technicians in the Beaumont/Banning area.
    Email your resume to:
    Totalcarerx@hotmail.com
    951-769-3105
    1657 E. 6th St.
    Beaumont, CA 92223
  • Walgreens - Big Bear, California 
    Pharmacy Technician Position
    Apply with the following url  https://jobs.walgreens.com
    Requisition number to use for this Full Time Pharmacy Technician position is 179999BR
    Walgreens located at 42107 Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 Store# 10420
    This is a wonderful opportunity to live and work in a 4 Season Resort Town with Local activities such as Skiing/Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Hiking, and Lake activities.
    Once they apply they can also contact the Store Manager Charles Quillen or the Pharmacy Manager Stephanie Duggan at 909-866-1076 for follow up.
    Contact: Charles Quillen, Walgreens-Store Manager

  • Walgreens - Redlands, California
    John (Walgreen’s Store Manager)
    909-307-6964
    MGR.07976@store.walgreens.com
    Store Manager is currently looking to fill a DH Position for the Redlands Store.
    New hire will begin in the Retail side of the store and then transition into the pharmacy.

Walgreens #9105 - Rialto, California
Store Manager- Victoria J
1280 W Foothill Blvd
Rialto, CA 92376
909-879-0305
Walgreens Pharmacy is looking to hire a Pharmacy Technician.
Please send resumes to:
GR.09105@store.walgreens.com
Be sure to include a cover page.

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Faculty Chair: Lorrie Burnham

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