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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

  • Walgreens  - Beaumont, California
    Walgreens Pharmacy is looking to hire a Part-Time Pharmacy Technician.
    Please apply at:
    https://www.indeed.com/q-Walgreens-l-Beaumont,-CA-jobs.html?vjk=ce64fc2d78e176cc
    Contact Pharmacy Manager Jeyoon, Pharm.D 951-769-4295.
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center Pharmacy is Hiring:
    Please apply at
    https://lluh.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/search/697852
    1- PM shift (2:30-11pm) – 80 hrs.
    1- NOC shift (9 pm – 7:30 am) --- 7 days on/7 days off.
    2 part-time positions:
    1-PM shift (2:30-11pm) – IV Room (40 hrs per payperiod)
    1-PM shift (2:30-11pm) – In-patient (56 hrs per payperiod)
  • 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.
  • Ralphs Pharmacy in Rancho Cucamonga looking
    to hire a Licensed Pharmacy Technician.
    Send Resume to: kartik.reddy@stores.ralphs.com
    Call Pharmacy Manager Kartik 909-484-2647
    Prefer candidates who have completed 240 hours of externship in a retail setting.
  • CVS Pharmacy, Redlands, California
    We're Hiring Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy
    Representatives – Full-time!
    Register for the event at cvs.jobs/1011
    Join us on October 11, 2019 • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    On-The-Spot Interviews!
    1127 Bryn Mawr Ave. • Redlands, CA 92374
    See flyer for more details

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