Description

This program provides instruction in how to assist the pharmacist in the packing and distribution of medication. Graduates can find employment in hospitals (private and government), nursing care facilities, private and chain drug stores, drug manufacturers, wholesale drug houses and health maintenance organizations. Students will also study the professional and technical skills necessary for direct employment as a pharmacy technician.

Objectives

This program prepares students for an entry-level position as a pharmacy technician. The courses will provide the basic health care skills students can use as pharmacy technicians.

Admission Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Background check and drug screening where applicable

Pharmacy Technology Certificate

Campus Information
Method of Delivery
  • On Campus
Course Outline

To receive a Certificate in Pharmacy Technology students must complete a total of 7.5 credit hours (284 Clock Hours). This Certificate program can be completed in 3 months for full-time students or in 5 months for part-time students.  Students will be required to complete the Externship portion of the program during the day.

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Courses: 7.5 credit hours

Credit Hours Clock Hours
PTN 100: Pharmacy Technology I 2.0 62
PTN 101: Pharmacy Technology II 2.0 62
PTN 103: Externship 3.5 160

Pharmacy Technology Certificate

Campus Information
Method of Delivery
  • On Campus
  • Hybrid
Course Outline

To receive a Diploma   in Pharmacy Technology, students must complete 39.0 credit hours (1224 Clock Hours). This diploma program can be completed in 10 months for full-time students or in 18 months for part-time students.

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Core Courses: 39.0 credit hours

Credit Hours
PTN 1700C: Introduction to Pharmacy Technology 4.0
PTN 1701C: Pharmaceutical Calculations 4.0
PTN 1720C: Body Systems and Drug Therapy I 4.0
PTN 1730C: Pharmacy Operations 4.0
PTN 1731C: Sterile Products 4.0
PTN 1721C: Body Systems and Drug Therapy II 4.0
PTN 1722C: Body Systems and Drug Therapy III 4.0
PTN 1723C: Body Systems and Drug Therapy IV 4.0
PTN 1945: Pharmacy Technology Externship I 3.5
PTN 1946: Pharmacy Technology Externship II 3.5

Pharmacy Technology Diploma

Campus Information
Method of Delivery
  • On Campus
  • Hybrid
Course Outline

To receive a Diploma   in Pharmacy Technology, students must complete 39.0 credit hours (1224 Clock Hours). This diploma program can be completed in 10 months for full-time students or in 18 months for part-time students.

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Core Courses: 39.0 credit hours

Credit Hours
PTN 1700C: Introduction to Pharmacy Technology 4.0
PTN 1701C: Pharmaceutical Calculations 4.0
PTN 1720C: Body Systems and Drug Therapy I 4.0
PTN 1730C: Pharmacy Operations 4.0
PTN 1731C: Sterile Products 4.0
PTN 1721C: Body Systems and Drug Therapy II 4.0
PTN 1722C: Body Systems and Drug Therapy III 4.0
PTN 1723C: Body Systems and Drug Therapy IV 4.0
PTN 1945: Pharmacy Technology Externship I 3.5
PTN 1946: Pharmacy Technology Externship II 3.5