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
PHT060 Pharmacy Systems I 3
PHT062 Pharmacology 3
PHT064 Pharmacy Calculations 3
PHT070 Pharmacy Systems II 3
PHT071 Pharmacology II 3
PHT072 Pharmacy Clinical Experience (240 hours) 5
PHT074 Pharmacy Seminar 2
Pre-Requisite Courses 0
BIOL155 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology or Higher 4
MATH090 Elementary Algebra or Higher 0-4
ENGL015 Preparation for College Writing or Higher 0-4
Total Units 21 - 33

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