This comprehensive 60 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field. 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.
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Program is offered through the Connecticut Pharmacists Association and includes a graded final exam to help prepare students for the PTCB exam.
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Median Salary* $29,320
Resource:U.S. Bureau of Labor
Career Description + Lifestyle
Pharmacy Technicians may work in retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, home infusion pharmacies, long term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, pharmacy benefit managers and large industrial complexes. The demand for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially through 2008. This high demand is the result of the constant availability of new drugs, the national shortage of registered pharmacists, the establishment of certified pharmacy technicians and the aging population.
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSE
This program will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.