|Field of Study:||Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
|Description:||The Pharmacy Technician program program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist the pharmacist in the preparation and distribution of medications. Program content consists of: Reading prescriptions and selecting the correct medications for dispensing, Using computers to process information, filling prescriptions, and maintaining patient medication profiles, as well as the compounding of creams, oral liquids, and sterile products, Pharmacy laws, ethics and practices, and Performing calculations to determine dosages and quantities to prepare/dispense. A keyboarding speed of 30 wpm is required for program completion.
The Pharmacy Technician program features a twelve-week Work Practicum placement in a local workplace which provides students with valuable on-the-job training and experience. Students will apply skills learned in the classroom and develop new skills through working within an actual employer's facility. Current immunization documentation is mandatory prior to qualifying for Work Practicum placement in a hospital. Hospital practicums are limited and a completed immunization record does not guarantee a hospital placement. Students may be required to undergo a “Criminal Records Check” prior to a Work Practicum placement.