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Pharmacy Technician is among the fastest growing occupations in California, predicted to grow by 25-35% through 2018. Come to this FREE orientation to learn how the Westside Extension Pharmacy Technician Program can prepare you for a career in this high-demand field in 9 months. You'll get a chance to meet our instructors and tour our Pharmacy Tech lab. Get answers to all your questions about the profession, the industry, career paths, jobs, this program, payment plans and how to enroll. You can start on June 22, 2017. Now Modularized So You Can Start Throughout the Year! The Westside Extension Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program totals over 460 hours of instruction, including valuable clinical training and an externship in which you will receive on-the-job training at a community pharmacy training site. Our comprehensive, certificate program is broken down into 6 class modules, and you can begin your training with 4 of the modules. With this format, you can get started on your new career as a Pharmacy Technician almost any month of the year! Pharmacy Technicians primarily assist the pharmacist, review prescriptions for completeness and authenticity, help prepare and distribute medications, control inventory and place orders, assist in payment and billing. The work is very rewarding, including financially. Full-time Pharmacy Technicians earn between $31,000 and $46,000 per year (part-time positions also exist) and often receive benefits. Pharmacy Techs working in a clinical environment like a hospital typically earn 30-40% more per hour, up to $79,000 per year. Our program curriculum meets the requirements of the Association of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). When you complete the required course work and meet the state requirements, you are able to obtain a State of California Pharmacy Technician license and can work in retail pharmacies, hospitals and other healthcare settings. Westside Extension Pharmacy Technician Program Features • 6 required modules (classes) for the certificate. • Start the program at the beginning of any of module except Hospital Pharmacy Services or Externship. The 5 classroom modules will be offered twice a year (repeating about every 6 months). • Finish with your Externship module at a community pharmacy training site. This module is offered throughout the year. • Complete our program in about 9 months. • Class times conveniently scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturdays. Attend school while you work. • Gain hands-on experience with software systems used in pharmacies, medical offices and hospitals. • Our clinical training gives you greater opportunities to earn money as a Pharmacy Tech and to advance in your career. • Quality, experienced instructors who know the profession. • AFFORDABLE! Program cost is $3,300 plus books, materials and other required fees. Or pay as you go in three installments (total $3,550). Fees are due before first class; Refund requests only honored if made five days prior to first class. • Compare to programs costing thousands and thousands more! To register for the free orientation, add the orientation class to your cart and checkout. Also, please complete this orientation questionnaire so we can learn more about you. Classes meet Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45-10 pm and Saturdays 9 am-5 pm. Dates and times are subject to change. Upcoming Module Schedule 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.12 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. Note that you cannot start the program with this module. E. Sterile and Non Sterile Products & Compounding   Aug.15-Sept. 30 (no meeting Sept. 5) Learn to prepare non sterile compound mediations, including creams, ointments, lotions, gels, suspensions, syrups and capsules. Receive hands-on training in the preparation of sterile products, like IVs, which are used in hospitals and other clinical facilities. Covers aseptic techniques, parenteral calculations, sterile dosage forms and quality assurance procedures. A. Pharmacy Calculations  Oct. 3-Oct. 31 Learn to perform the calculations related to drug dosage, measurements of strength and preparations of medications. B. Retail Pharmacy Operations   Nov.2-Dec.16 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. F. Pharmacy Externship   120 hours, schedule TBA approx. After you have successfully completed all 5 classroom modules, practice your Pharmacy Technician skills in a real-life community pharmacy. Externships schedules are flexible so you will start your externship anytime in the year after you have completed your classroom training. Click here to pay in full and enroll in the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Full Program. Click here to pay in 3 installments and enroll in the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program-Part 1. Note:  To participate in the clinical experiences, you must be a high school grad and at least 18 years old. You will also need to get a clear criminal background check and a clear drug screen (this and other lab materials will cost about $200).  

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 6/5/2017, ending 6/5/2017

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Verej Isanians  2.Christine Tannious 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $0.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 06/05/17



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Pharmacy Technicians primarily assist the pharmacist, help prepare and distribute medications, review prescriptions for completeness and authenticity, assist in payment and billing, control inventory and place orders. The work is very rewarding, including financially. Full-time Pharmacy Techs earn between $31,000 and $46,000 per year (part-time positions also exist) and often receive benefits. Pharmacy Techs working in a clinical environment like a hospital typically earn 30-40% more per hour, up to $79,000 per year. Pharmacy Technician is among the fastest growing occupations in California, predicted to grow by 25-35% through 2018. The Westside Extension Pharmacy Technician Program can prepare you for a career in this high-demand field in 9 months. If you missed our recent FREE Orientation, then view a slideshare of it at the bottom to learn how our program prepares you to work in this exciting field. Modularized So You Can Start Throughout the Year The Westside Extension Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program totals over 490 hours of instruction, including valuable clinical training and an externship in which you will receive on-the-job training at a community pharmacy training site.  Our comprehensive, certificate program is broken down into 6 class modules, and you can begin your training with 4 of the modules. With this format, you can get started on your new career as a Pharmacy Technician almost any month of the year! Our program curriculum meets the requirements of the Association of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). When you complete the required course work and meet the state requirements, you are able to obtain a State of California Pharmacy Technician license and can work in retail pharmacies, hospitals and other healthcare settings. Westside Extension Pharmacy Technician Program Features • 6 required modules (classes) for the certificate. • Start the program at the beginning of any of module except Hospital Pharmacy Services or Externship. The 5 classroom modules will be offered twice a year (repeating about every 6 months). • Finish with your Externship module at a community pharmacy training site. This module is offered throughout the year. • Complete our program in about 9 months. • Class times conveniently scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturdays. Attend school while you work. • Gain hands-on experience with software systems used in pharmacies, medical offices and hospitals. • Our clinical training gives you greater opportunities to earn money as a Pharmacy Tech and to advance in your career. • Quality, experienced instructors who know the profession. • AFFORDABLE! Program cost is $3,300 plus books, materials and other required fees. Or pay as you go in three installments (total $3,550). Fees are due before first class; Refund requests only honored if made five days prior to first class. • Compare to programs costing thousands and thousands more! Like us on Facebook.    Follow us on Twitter.            Classes meet Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45-10 pm and Saturdays 9 am-5 pm. Dates and times are subject to change. Module Schedule for this Program 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. 12 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. Note that you cannot start the program with this module. E. Sterile and Non Sterile Products & Compounding   Aug.15-Sept. 30 (no meeting Sept. 5) Learn to prepare non sterile compound mediations, including creams, ointments, lotions, gels, suspensions, syrups and capsules. Receive hands-on training in the preparation of sterile products, like IVs, which are used in hospitals and other clinical facilities. Covers aseptic techniques, parenteral calculations, sterile dosage forms and quality assurance procedures. A. Pharmacy Calculations  Oct. 3-Nov. 2 Learn to perform the calculations related to drug dosage, measurements of strength and preparations of medications. F. Pharmacy Externship   150 hours, schedule TBA approx Nov. 3-Feb. 9, 2018 After you have successfully completed all 5 classroom modules, practice your Pharmacy Technician skills in a real-life community pharmacy. Externships schedules are flexible so you will start your externship anytime in the year after you have completed your classroom training. To enroll in the full program, add the class to your cart and checkout. Also, please complete this orientation questionnaire so we can learn more about you. To enroll in the program and pay in 3 installments, click here to go to the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program-Part 1. Note:  To participate in the clinical experiences, you must be a high school grad and at least 18 years old. You will also need to get a clear criminal background check and a clear drug screen (this and other lab materials will cost about $200). If you missed our last Free Orientation, then view a slideshow of it below. Westside Extension Pharmacy Technician Training at West Los Angeles College

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:45 PM - 10:00 PM; 50 sessions starting 5/9/2017, ending 11/2/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; 24 sessions starting 5/13/2017, ending 10/28/2017. 
   Weekly(13) - Tue 6:45 PM - 10:00 PM; 2 sessions starting 11/7/2017, ending 2/6/2018. <
 Class Skip Dates :
  (No class on 5/27/2017, 7/4/2017, 9/5/2017)

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Verej Isanians  2.Christine Tannious 

Location : Multiple Location : 
  West Los Angeles College
  Off Campus.

Class Fee: $3,300.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 05/09/17

End date: 02/06/18

Call 310-287-4475 to register


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Pharmacy Technicians primarily assist the pharmacist, help prepare and distribute medications, review prescriptions for completeness and authenticity, assist in payment and billing, control inventory and place orders. The work is very rewarding, including financially. Full-time Pharmacy Techs earn between $31,000 and $46,000 per year (part-time positions also exist) and often receive benefits. Pharmacy Techs working in a clinical environment like a hospital typically earn 30-40% more per hour, up to $79,000 per year. Pharmacy Technician is among the fastest growing occupations in California, predicted to grow by 25-35% through 2018. The Westside Extension Pharmacy Technician Program can prepare you for a career in this high-demand field in 9 months. Join us at our next Pharmacy Technician Program FREE Orientation to learn about the profession and our exciting program, meet our instructors and tour our lab. Modularized So You Can Start Throughout the Year The Westside Extension Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program totals over 460 hours of instruction, including valuable clinical training and an externship in which you will receive on-the-job training at a community pharmacy training site.  Our comprehensive, certificate program is broken down into 6 class modules, and you can begin your training with 4 of the modules. With this format, you can get started on your new career as a Pharmacy Technician almost any month of the year! Our program curriculum meets the requirements of the Association of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). When you complete the required course work and meet the state requirements, you are able to obtain a State of California Pharmacy Technician license and can work in retail pharmacies, hospitals and other healthcare settings. Westside Extension Pharmacy Technician Program Features • 6 required modules (classes) for the certificate. • Start the program at the beginning of any of module except Hospital Pharmacy Services or Externship. The 5 classroom modules will be offered twice a year (repeating about every 6 months). • Finish with your Externship module at a community pharmacy training site. This module is offered throughout the year. • Complete our program in about 9 months. • Class times conveniently scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturdays. Attend school while you work. • Gain hands-on experience with software systems used in pharmacies, medical offices and hospitals. • Our clinical training gives you greater opportunities to earn money as a Pharmacy Tech and to advance in your career. • Quality, experienced instructors who know the profession. • AFFORDABLE! Program cost is $3,300 plus books, materials and other required fees. Or pay as you go in three installments (total $3,550). Fees are due before first class; Refund requests only honored if made five days prior to first class. • Compare to programs costing thousands and thousands more! Like us on Facebook.    Follow us on Twitter.            Classes meet Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45-10 pm and Saturdays 9 am-5 pm. Dates and times are subject to change. Module Schedule for this Program 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.12 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. Note that you cannot start the program with this module. E. Sterile and Non Sterile Products & Compounding   Aug.15-Sept.30 (no meeting Sept. 5) Learn to prepare non sterile compound mediations, including creams, ointments, lotions, gels, suspensions, syrups and capsules. Receive hands-on training in the preparation of sterile products, like IVs, which are used in hospitals and other clinical facilities. Covers aseptic techniques, parenteral calculations, sterile dosage forms and quality assurance procedures. A. Pharmacy Calculations  Oct.3-31 Learn to perform the calculations related to drug dosage, measurements of strength and preparations of medications. B. Retail Pharmacy Operations   Nov.2-Dec.16 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. F. Pharmacy Externship   120 hours, schedule TBA approx After you have successfully completed all 5 classroom modules, practice your Pharmacy Technician skills in a real-life community pharmacy. Externships schedules are flexible so you will start your externship anytime in the year after you have completed your classroom training. Join us at our next Pharmacy Technician Program FREE Orientation to learn about the profession and our exciting program, meet our instructors and tour our lab. To enroll in the full program, add the class to your cart and checkout. Also, please complete this orientation questionnaire so we can learn more about you. To enroll in the program and pay in 3 installments, click here to go to the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program-Part 1. Note:  To participate in the clinical experiences, you must be a high school grad and at least 18 years old. You will also need to get a clear criminal background check and a clear drug screen (this and other lab materials will cost about $200).  

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Thu, Tue 6:45 PM - 10:00 PM; 48 sessions starting 6/22/2017, ending 12/14/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; 25 sessions starting 6/24/2017, ending 12/16/2017. 
   Weekly(13) - Tue 9:00 AM - 7:45 PM; starting 12/26/2017, ending 3/27/2018. <
 Class Skip Dates :
  (No class on 7/4/2017, 9/5/2017, 11/23/2017, 11/25/2017, 12/26/2017)

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Verej Isanians  2.Christine Tannious 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $3,300.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 06/22/17

End date: 03/27/18



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Pharmacy Technicians primarily assist the pharmacist, help prepare and distribute medications, review prescriptions for completeness and authenticity, assist in payment and billing, control inventory and place orders. The work is very rewarding, including financially. Full-time Pharmacy Techs earn between $31,000 and $46,000 per year (part-time positions also exist) and often receive benefits. Pharmacy Techs working in a clinical environment like a hospital typically earn 30-40% more per hour, up to $79,000 per year. Pharmacy Technician is among the fastest growing occupations in California, predicted to grow by 25-35% through 2018. The Westside Extension Pharmacy Technician Program can prepare you for a career in this high-demand field in 9 months. If you missed our recent FREE Orientation, then view a slideshare of it at the bottom to learn how our program prepares you to work in this exciting field. Modularized So You Can Start Throughout the Year The Westside Extension Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program totals over 460 hours of instruction, including valuable clinical training and an externship in which you will receive on-the-job training at a community pharmacy training site.  Our comprehensive, certificate program is broken down into 6 class modules, and you can begin your training with 4 of the modules. With this format, you can get started on your new career as a Pharmacy Technician almost any month of the year! Our program curriculum meets the requirements of the Association of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). When you complete the required course work and meet the state requirements, you are able to obtain a State of California Pharmacy Technician license and can work in retail pharmacies, hospitals and other healthcare settings. Westside Extension Pharmacy Technician Program Features • 6 required modules (classes) for the certificate. • Start the program at the beginning of any of module except Hospital Pharmacy Services or Externship. The 5 classroom modules will be offered twice a year (repeating about every 6 months). • Finish with your Externship module at a community pharmacy training site. This module is offered throughout the year. • Complete our program in about 9 months. • Class times conveniently scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturdays. Attend school while you work. • Gain hands-on experience with software systems used in pharmacies, medical offices and hospitals. • Our clinical training gives you greater opportunities to earn money as a Pharmacy Tech and to advance in your career. • Quality, experienced instructors who know the profession. • AFFORDABLE! Pay as you go in three installments (total $3,550). Fees for this first installment are due before first class; Refund requests only honored if made five days prior to first class. • Save $250 by registering in full for the Full, 9-month Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program, which includes all 6 modules for $3,300 plus books, materials and other required fees. • Compare to programs costing thousands and thousands more! Like us on Facebook.    Follow us on Twitter.            Classes meet Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45-10 pm and Saturdays 9 am-5 pm. Dates and times are subject to change. You will need to complete 5 classroom modules and one off-campus Externship module to complete the certificate program. Our installment plan allows you to pay for the program in three payments. This first part of the program covers ONLY the classroom modules listed below and costs $1,450. Part 2, covering your remaining classroom modules, will also cost $1,450 and will be due before you start that portion of class work. Part 3 covers the Externship module and will cost $650 and be due before you begin your externship. Books, materials and other required fees are in addition to these registration fees. Module Schedule for this Program B. Retail Pharmacy Operations   May 9-June 20 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. Note, a new module starts approximately every month, so if this module schedule doesn't work for you, be sure to check another one. Additionally, when registering, is vitally important to pay attention to the module schedule and make sure you are registering for the one you want. Click here for a description of all modules. Note:  To participate in the clinical experiences, you must be a high school grad and at least 18 years old. You will also need to get a clear criminal background check and a clear drug screen (this and other lab materials will cost about $200). Enroll today! To register for your first installment, add the class to your cart and checkout. Also, please complete this orientation questionnaire so we can learn more about you. Click on the link to view or enroll in the Full 9-month Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program, which includes all 6 modules. If you missed our last Free Orientation, then view a slideshow of it below. Westside Extension Pharmacy Technician Training at West Los Angeles College

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:45 PM - 10:00 PM; 27 sessions starting 5/9/2017, ending 8/10/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; 13 sessions starting 5/13/2017, ending 8/5/2017. <
 Class Skip Dates :
  (No class on 7/4/2017)

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Verej Isanians  2.Christine Tannious 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $1,450.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 05/09/17

End date: 08/10/17

Call 310-287-4475 to register


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Pharmacy Technicians primarily assist the pharmacist, help prepare and distribute medications, review prescriptions for completeness and authenticity, assist in payment and billing, control inventory and place orders. The work is very rewarding, including financially. Full-time Pharmacy Techs earn between $31,000 and $46,000 per year (part-time positions also exist) and often receive benefits. Pharmacy Techs working in a clinical environment like a hospital typically earn 30-40% more per hour, up to $79,000 per year. Pharmacy Technician is among the fastest growing occupations in California, predicted to grow by 25-35% through 2018. The Westside Extension Pharmacy Technician Program can prepare you for a career in this high-demand field in 9 months. Join us at our next Pharmacy Technician Program FREE Orientation to learn about the profession and our exciting program, meet our instructors and tour our lab. Modularized So You Can Start Throughout the Year The Westside Extension Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program totals over 490 hours of instruction, including valuable clinical training and an externship in which you will receive on-the-job training at a community pharmacy training site.  Our comprehensive, certificate program is broken down into 6 class modules, and you can begin your training with 4 of the modules. With this format, you can get started on your new career as a Pharmacy Technician almost any month of the year! Our program curriculum meets the requirements of the Association of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). When you complete the required course work and meet the state requirements, you are able to obtain a State of California Pharmacy Technician license and can work in retail pharmacies, hospitals and other healthcare settings. Westside Extension Pharmacy Technician Program Features • 6 required modules (classes) for the certificate. • Start the program at the beginning of any of module except Hospital Pharmacy Services or Externship. The 5 classroom modules will be offered twice a year (repeating about every 6 months). • Finish with your Externship module at a community pharmacy training site. This module is offered throughout the year. • Complete our program in about 9 months. • Class times conveniently scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturdays. Attend school while you work. • Gain hands-on experience with software systems used in pharmacies, medical offices and hospitals. • Our clinical training gives you greater opportunities to earn money as a Pharmacy Tech and to advance in your career. • Quality, experienced instructors who know the profession. • AFFORDABLE! Pay as you go in three installments (total $3,550). Fees for this first installment are due before first class; Refund requests only honored if made five days prior to first class. • Save $250 by registering in full for the Full, 9-month Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program, which includes all 6 modules for $3,300 plus books, materials and other required fees. • Compare to programs costing thousands and thousands more! Like us on Facebook.    Follow us on Twitter.            Classes meet Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45-10 pm and Saturdays 9 am-5 pm. Dates and times are subject to change. You will need to complete 5 classroom modules and one off-campus Externship module to complete the certificate program. Our installment plan allows you to pay for the program in three payments. This first part of the program covers ONLY the classroom modules listed below and costs $1,450. Part 2, covering your remaining classroom modules, will also cost $1,450 and will be due before you start that portion of class work. Part 3 covers the Externship module and will cost $650 and be due before you begin your externship. Books, materials and other required fees are in addition to these registration fees. Module Schedule for this Program 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.12 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. Note that you cannot start the program with this module. E. Sterile and Non Sterile Products & Compounding   Aug.15 - Sept. 30 (no meeting Sept. 2) Learn to prepare non sterile compound mediations, including creams, ointments, lotions, gels, suspensions, syrups and capsules. Receive hands-on training in the preparation of sterile products, like IVs, which are used in hospitals and other clinical facilities. Covers aseptic techniques, parenteral calculations, sterile dosage forms and quality assurance procedures. Note, a new module starts approximately every month, so if this module schedule doesn't work for you, be sure to check another one. Additionally, when registering, is vitally important to pay attention to the module schedule and make sure you are registering for the one you want. Click here for a description of all modules. Note:  To participate in the clinical experiences, you must be a high school grad and at least 18 years old. You will also need to get a clear criminal background check and a clear drug screen (this and other lab materials will cost about $200). Enroll today! To register for your first installment, add the class to your cart and checkout. Also, please complete this orientation questionnaire so we can learn more about you. Click on the link to view or enroll in the Full 9-month Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program, which includes all 6 modules.  

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Thu, Tue 6:45 PM - 10:00 PM; 28 sessions starting 6/22/2017, ending 9/28/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; 15 sessions starting 6/24/2017, ending 9/30/2017. <
 Class Skip Dates :
  (No class on 7/4/2017)

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Verej Isanians  2.Christine Tannious 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $1,450.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 06/22/17

End date: 09/30/17



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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.

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:45 PM - 10:00 PM; 27 sessions starting 5/9/2017, ending 8/10/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; 12 sessions starting 5/13/2017, ending 8/5/2017. <
 Class Skip Dates :
  (No class on 5/27/2017, 7/4/2017)

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Verej Isanians  2.Christine Tannious 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $1,450.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS ONLY.

Start date: 05/09/17

End date: 08/10/17

Call 310-287-4475 to register


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