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. 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.

Sequence of courses for the Pharmacy Technology Program

1st Semester
BIOL 100General Biology4
or BIOL 155 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
or BIOL 250 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
or BIOL 260 Human Anatomy
PHT 064Pharmacy Calculations3
PHT 060Pharmacy System I3
PHT 062Pharmacology I3
2nd Semester
PHT 070Pharmacy Systems II3
PHT 071Pharmacology II3
PHT 072Pharmacy Clinical Experience5
PHT 074Pharmacy Seminar2

Degrees & Certificates

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