The Pharmacy Technician program provides students with the theory and hands-on experience necessary for an entry-level position to work in any pharmacy environment. Classroom instruction is combined with practical lab work and a clinical externship that gives students real-life training to prepare and dispense pharmaceutical drugs, monitor inventory, and file insurance claims under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, work in pharmacy labs, hospitals, retail pharmacies, drug stores, nursing homes, and other pharmacy settings. Students will learn how to:
- Comply with performance standards established for the community and hospital pharmacy settings.
- Perform record-keeping functions associated with dispensing pharmaceuticals, processing insurance claims, and maintaining drug inventory.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of drug dosages, routes of administration, and interactions within the scope of a Pharmacy Technician's responsibilities.
- Read and understand drug labeling, packaging, and dosage information and dispense as prescribed.
- Use drug references to accurately identify generic and brand equivalents.
- Use appropriate medical terms, abbreviations, and symbols essential to prescribing, dispensing, administering and charting of medications correctly and precisely.
- Correctly follow procedures related to compounding and admisture operations.
- Perform calculations required for usual dosages and solution preparations.
- Perform basic calculations to determine inventory and purchasing needs, profit margins, and inventory control.
- Perform accurate conversions between measurement systems.
- Translate prescribed dosage and administration instructions to ensure patient understanding.
- Assist the Pharmacist in all matters of customer relations and support.
The program includes a work-based learning component that includes real world, hands-on clinical training in a medical office, clinic, or urgent care setting.
Students that successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion and will be eligible to apply for the for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam.
Program: Pharmacy Technician Program
Total Program: 630 Clock hours
Program Costs: UNDER REVIEW
Class Dates: UNDER REVIEW - FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!
Enrollment Dates: Not currently being offered - Please contact the Student Services Specialist at 909-947-3400 to learn more about enrollment.
Prerequisite/Requirements for Enrollment:
- High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
- Tuberculosis Clearance (TB Test); proof of immunizations (MMRV) or Titers blood test.
- Must be able to lift 34 lbs.
- A background check that consists of a criminal record search of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties.
- Live Scan submission of electronic fingerprints to the California Department of Justince (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a local, state, and federal criminal record search.
- Must complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Exam and receive an appropriate score (Level: 7)
Clinical Training: Work based experiences are an integral part of most licensing programs. Medical Assistant students are required to participate in administering direct patient care under the guidance of an instructor. Students are assessed in their knowledge, skills, and work habits. Clinical training sites are pre-arranged by the program instructor and are established by a contract with the clinical facility.
Class Location: Baldy View ROP Career Training Center - 1501 S. Bon View Ave., Ontario, CA 91761
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CALFIORNIA STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN ANY PHARMACY TECHNICIAN COURSE
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