This comprehensive 50-hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB examination. Technicians work in hospitals, community pharmacies, and other health care settings, working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions, and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement. Prerequisite: high school diploma or high school equivalent/GED. Required textbook is included in tuition.
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Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 18 - May 6, 6 – 9:30 p.m. Main Campus.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 24 - August 12, 6 – 9:30 p.m. Main Campus.