Pharmacy Technician

Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings - working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.

Program Description - 8 weeks

This comprehensive 50-hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam (CPhT). 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.

Certification
National Pharmacy Technician certification (CPhT) can be obtained by achieving a passing score on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam offered by Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. To qualify you must be 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma (or GED) and have not been convicted of a felony. To apply for the test go to www.ptcb.org.

Class Schedule

Date:   3/18/14-5/6/14
Day:   Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time:   6-9:30 p.m.
Bldg:   Main, Jefferson County Campus
Cost:  

$999 (Textbooks included)

 *PTCB exam fee ($129) is not included in course cost

To Register:
Registration Form  or call 740.264.5591 x1910
Registration deadline: 3/11/14