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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Pharmacy Technician Program


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This comprehensive 60-hour 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 while 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.

As our population grows and ages, skilled pharmacy professionals must supply the demand. Within 10 weeks Fast Track training for pharmacy technician will prepare you to work in a pharmacy, performing substantial duties such as retrieving drugs in the correct dosage, form and strength, filling prescriptions, and preparing medications for dispensing to patients. The program also prepares students to sit for the national certification exam.

What are my career options?

As a pharmacy technician, you will work in a pharmacy, filling prescriptions under the direction of a pharmacist. You may choose to work in retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, home infusion pharmacies, as well as long term care facilities, hospitals, and clinics.

This course is eligible for college credit after the successful completion of the program.

Fee: $1,199 (Textbooks included)

Course Contact Hours - 60 hrs.

Registration Information


This special program requires a seperate registration process.

Contact:
Sue Reneker
304-260-4380 ext 2302
sreneker@blueridgectc.edu

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