PRX101 4 credits
Pharmacy Technician I
Introduces the basic concepts of the practice of pharmacy and the pharmacy technician’s role, including the history of pharmacy, the types of pharmacy settings, the language of pharmacy and drug classifications, the types and use of technology in the pharmacy setting, and basic concepts of health insurance billing as they relate to the pharmacy technician’s role.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Pharmacy Technician program. Offered fall term.
PRX102 4 credits
Pharmacy Technician II
Builds on material learned in Pharmacy Technician I. Focus is on the pharmacy technician’s role in purchasing and inventory control, the behaviors expected of a professional pharmacy technician, the process of preparing, labeling, packaging, storing, and distributing medication, and the purpose, reason, and process for compounded and sterile medications.
Prerequisite: PRX101. Offered winter term.
PRX123 2 credits
Legal and Ethical Issues for Pharmacy Technicians
Exposes the student to variety of legal and ethical dilemmas, helping students become more prudent and confident pharmacy technicians. Classroom content includes the legal system, the legal rights that define relationships between individuals, quality assurance, office protocols and patient records, and legal issues that affect employment.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Pharmacy Technician program. Offered winter term.
PRX170 12 credits
Pharmacy Technician Practicum and Seminar
Provides hands-on clinical experience. Students work an average of 36 hours per week in a host site as part of the pharmacy team and experience first-hand the various operations within different pharmacy settings. Duties will be assigned according to students’ skill level and the work needs of the host site. Students will participate in three seminars during the term.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Pharmacy Technician program and successful completion of all second term courses. Offered spring term.