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    Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
   
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

CAHS 152 - Pharmacy Technician (1–12)


This comprehensive course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, 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 billing and reimbursement. The pharmacy Technician Certification Program includes a graded final exam to help prepare students for the PTCB exam. This course is eligible for college credit after successful completion of the program.