To prepare students to enter the workforce as a pharmacy technician in pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes and other similar health care facilities. Students will learn to work collaboratively to solve realistic problems in the laboratory and apply academic concepts learned in the classroom. Graduates will be competent in basic science, business, and general education in addition to program specific content. Students will be prepared to complete a state approved examination and obtain certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification board.
- Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills and basic knowledge and skills of a pharmacy technician.
- Students will be able to interpret processing and handling of medications and medication orders, prepare sterile and non-sterile compounding, and give examples of procurement, billing, reimbursement, and inventory management.
- Students will have the skills to discuss patient and medication safety and describe the use of current technology in the healthcare environment to ensure the safety and accuracy of medication dispensing.
- Students will identify legislation that affects patient counseling, confidentiality of health records and dispensing of drugs.