What You'll Learn
Our online pharmacy tech programs teach the solid skills you'll need to work in a retail pharmacy or hospital pharmacy setting. Starting with basic concepts and progressing to professional-level skills, your challenging lessons show you how to...
- Retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure and mix medications
- Establish and maintain patient profiles
- Prepare insurance claim forms
- Manage inventory
- Interact with doctors, patients and the pharmacist
Lesson 1: Learning at Ashworth
Lesson 2: Allied Health Careers
The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.
Lesson 3: Introduction to Pharmacy
Introduction to the basic operations of allied health careers and the legal and ethical issues you may encounter while working in the many different venues available for these fields.
Lesson 4: Pharmacology in Practice
Introduction to the practice of pharmacy and explanation of terms that are commonly used in the pharmacy profession.
Lesson 5: Dosage Forms and Routes of Administration; Pharmaceutical Measurements and Calculations
Definitions, uses, and sources of the basic tools of pharmacy—drugs.
Lesson 6: Dispensing Medications and the Community Pharmacy
Methods of administering medications into the body. Introduction of the basic measurement systems and mathematical techniques used in pharmacy.
Lesson 7: Hospital Pharmacy Practice
Dispensing medication, mechanics of billing, purchasing, receiving, and inventory management in a pharmacy setting.
Lesson 8: Infection Control; Preparing Sterile IVs
Pharmacy operations in hospital settings.
Lesson 9: Medication Safety
Protecting patients and healthcare providers from infectious diseases. Techniques used to prepare sterile intravenous products.
Lesson 10: Names, Indications, Abbreviations, and Prescription Reading
Prevalence and potential adverse effects caused secondary to medical errors. Processes and procedures which may be implemented to prevent medical errors within the healthcare system.
Lesson 11: The Science of Pharmacology
Generic names, pronunciations, classifications, and brand names of the most commonly prescribed drugs; top drugs administered in hospitals; common pharmacy abbreviations and acronyms.
Lesson 12: Antibiotics, Antifungals, and Antivirals
Process of getting drugs approved for general use by physicians. Issues related to the administration of drugs to individual patients.
Lesson 13: Anesthetics, Narcotic Pain Relievers, Psychiatric Drugs, and Drugs for CNS Disorders
Infectious bacteria and the antibiotic drugs that have been developed to treat them. Introduction to fungi and viruses.
Lesson 14: Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Drugs
How the human nervous system is affected by the various classes of pain relievers.
Lesson 15: Renal, Urinary, and Cardiovascular Drugs
Pharmacology of respiratory and gastrointestinal drugs.
Lesson 16: Muscle Relaxants, Nonnarcotic Analgesics, Hormones, and Topicals
Diseases and disorders of the cardiovascular and urinary systems, including the drug therapies that are used in prevention and treatment.
Lesson 17: Chemotherapy and Miscellaneous Pharmaceutical Products
Study of the nature, uses, and side effects of medicinal drugs in the classes of muscle relaxants, nonnarcotic analgesics, hormones, and topicals.
Chemotherapeutic and biologic drugs as well as substances such as vitamins, herbs, and antidotes.
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What You Get
Completion of our Pharmacy Technician program means you're prepared to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam*, at no additional cost. You'll receive everything you need to succeed, all covered in your tuition:
- Comprehensive pharmacy practice and pharmacology textbooks
- Certification-aligned study guides
- Dedicated academic support and tutoring
- Access to the Student Community
- Career Services powered by CareerBuilder®
- Fully interactive test-prep resources ($56 value) provided by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), to help you build your skills and pass the exam with confidence
- Proctored Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam ($105 value), delivered by the NHA
- NHA Certification certificate and wallet ID card ($19 value) after passing exam
Graduates of our online Pharmacy Technician program receive a diploma suitable for framing and may attend our annual graduation ceremony. Your Career Diploma from our accredited college will put you ahead in the job market. And once you pass the CPhT exam, you'll be career-ready. Online pharmacy technician schools like Ashworth College will get you there fast!
*Because of state licensing requirements, residents of Arizona, California, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming will receive the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam, including the PTCB Certification Practice Test and the PTCB Certification certificate (after passing exam).
We've eliminated the hurdles. Start your Pharmacy Technician training today. Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.