This is Part 2 of the Pharmacy Tech certificate program, for those students who have already successfully completed Part 1. You will need to complete the courses in parts 1, 2 & 3 to complete the certificate program. Part 3 (externship) costs $650 and will conclude the program.
Students who are interested in the Pharmacy Technician program but have not started taking classes should view the next Part 1
set of modules or the Full Certificate Program
. Or register for the FREE Pharmacy Technician Orientation
in September and then join our program on November 3.
Part 2 includes the following modules:
B. Retail Pharmacy Operations May 9-June 20 (no meeting May 27)
Gain an understanding of the roles and opportunities open to pharmacy technicians in retail, closed-door, home healthcare, and mail order pharmacy settings. Become competent in handling and gain hands-on experience preparing medications in our lab. Learn about pharmaceutical dosage forms, practice prescription labeling and perform role-playing scenarios. An emphasis will be on workforce professionalism and handling and preparing medications following legal and ethical guidelines.
C. Pharmacology June 22-July 27 (no meeting July 4)
Learn the use and side effects of prescription medications, nonprescription medications and alternative therapies used to treat diseases affecting the muscular, skeletal, respiratory, renal, cardiovascular, hematologic and other body systems. Learn the brand and generic name, standard pronunciation, routes of administration for each medication studied and the medical terminology and abbreviations associated with the various medication therapies.
D. Hospital Pharmacy Services July 29-Aug. 10
Gain hands-on training in an hospital (inpatient) pharmacy setting, covering pharmacy patient profile maintenance and medication preparation, order processing and distribution using manual and automated systems.
Dates are subject to change.