Course Details

  • January 6–Feb 11, 2017
  • Fridays, 6 - 9 pm
  • Saturdays, 9 am - 5 pm
  • (Except 1 major holiday weekend)
  • Pleasant Hill Location
    Room N167

Quick Facts

  • Registration Deadline:
  • Course# XPE1038
  • Fee: $1230.00

Contact Information


This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

Course Contact Hours: 50 hrs.

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