Pharmacy Technician - Certificate

Code: F_CER_PHT2

Campus: Westminster Campus

Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who place into CCR 092 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin this program of study. Students scoring below this level should consult with a faculty member before registering for courses in this program of study.

This certificate prepares students to assist pharmacists with the technical tasks in community and hospital pharmacy settings, as well as several additional settings. Pharmacy technicians currently in the field may upgrade their skills and meet continuing education recertification requirements by enrolling in specific program courses.

The curriculum is in a modular format consisting of three five-week instructional modules. Two modules of experiential practice follow the three modules in the following semester. Students may enter the program either in the fall or spring semester. This program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Additional expenses incurred during the PHT program may include identification badges, books, lecture notes, scrubs (for institutional rotation and lab courses) lab coat (for community rotation), criminal background check, 10-panel drug screen and immunizations prior to clinical rotations.

Program Admission Requirements:

  1. Completion of the PHT program application for admission.
  2. Complete an interview with the PHT program director or a PHT faculty member prior to enrollment.
  3. Completion of program entrance requirements.
  4. Attending high school, or possess a GED or high school diploma.
  5. Demonstrate keyboarding skills of 25 WPM or higher.
  6. No previous conviction for a drug-related crime.
  7. Submission of a résumé.
  8. Complete criminal background check at student’s expense.
  9. Pass a 10-panel drug screen at student's expense.
  10. Completion of a PHT health summary with documented immunization records prior to clinical rotations.

Requirements

Assessment testing is required of all students. Students who are reading at the college level, and place into CCR 092 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin this program of study. Students scoring below this level should consult with a faculty member before registering for courses in this program of study.

Required Courses

PHT 111Orientation to Pharmacy

3

PHT 112Pharmacy Law

2

PHT 113Pharmacy Calculations

1

PHT 114Computer Skills for Pharmacy Technicians

1

PHT 115Pharmacology I

3

PHT 116Institutional Pharmacy

3

PHT 117Communication for Pharmacy Technicians

1

PHT 118Pharmacology II

3

PHT 119Community Pharmacy

3

PHT 120Medical Insurance Procedures

1

PHT 170Pharmacy Clinical: Institutional

4

PHT 171Pharmacy Clinical: Community

4

Total Credit Hours: 29

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

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