NCHC052M Pharmacy Technician Certification Program
with Elizabeth Boucher
This comprehensive course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings - working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.
This course is 84 hours of classroom instruction. Students must be at least 18 years of age and have completed high school or equivalent.
Though the employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations, increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services in the future. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)
The median annual wage for pharmacy technicians was $33,950 in May 2019. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician Principles and Practice 5th edition
Author: Karen Davis AAHCA BS CPhT, Anthony Guerra
ISBN-13: 978-0323443562 or ISBN-10: 0323443567
This course is WIOA Certified.
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