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.
Employment of pharmacy technicians and aides is expected to increase by 25 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) Students have the potential to earn $13 – 20 per hour according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
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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