Students learn the fundamentals of pharmaceutical dispensing in this six-module course from a technician standpoint and are prepared to take the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification exam delivered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). The exam cost is included in the overall cost of the program. Program topics include dosage forms, routes of administration, measurements and calculations, infection control, medication safety, prescription reading, and pharmacology. Students will complete a 120-hour externship in a pharmacy setting.
After completing the Pharmacy Technician program, students will be able to:
- Outline the typical responsibilities of a pharmacy technician and describe the personal and professional ethics required for success in this profession.
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician and the pharmacist, explain the differences between these two roles, and outline the regulations imposed on both by state and federal law.
- Demonstrate the standard techniques and procedures required of pharmacy technicians for pharmacy operations, including aseptic operations, medication transcriptions, metric/apothecary conversions, drug dispensation, recordkeeping, and patient profiling.
- List and explain all major classifications of drugs and understand their indications, therapeutic effects, side effects, dosing recommendations, routes of administration, and mechanisms of action.
- Interact with pharmacists, customers, and business associates, displaying professional skills, appearance, and ethics in a work-experience setting.
The Ashworth College Pharmacy Technician program gives you a clear path to success. Call an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online. Start now!