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Pharmacy Technician Courses

This course provides an introductory instructional learning, simulation, and experience of an inpatient hospital setting to further develop their education and skills. Students review pharmacy law as it pertains to the practice of pharmacy in the state of Washington and federal regulations. Prerequisites: acceptance into the pharmacy technician program or instructor’s signature
Students are introduced to the application of basic math skills to real-life scenarios in pharmacy technician career fields. Students review basic skills and complete dosage calculations for IVs, tablets, liquids and injectables. Students learn to additional calculations use for body surface area, chemotherapy and pediatric dosing. Prerequisites: acceptance into the pharmacy technician program or instructor’s signature
Students will learn about non-prescription medications, dietary supplements, and other self-care remedies available to treat many different medical conditions. This course will help gain a better understanding of how non-prescription and self-care products can be used safely and effectively. Prerequisites: acceptance into the pharmacy technician program or instructor’s signature.
Introduces the study of the properties, effects and therapeutic value of the primary agents in the major drug categories. Upon completion, students should be able to place major drugs into correct therapeutic categories and identify indications, side effects and trade and generic names. Prerequisites: acceptance into the pharmacy technician program or instructor’s signature.
Continuation of PHARM 140 providing continuation of the study of properties, effects and therapeutic value of the primary agents in the major drug categories. Upon completion, students should be able to place major drugs in correct therapeutic categories and identify indications, side effects and trade and generic names. Prerequisites: acceptance into the pharmacy technician program or instructor’s signature
Students develop proficiency in the skills necessary for successful compounding technique and practice. Will be introduced to the United States Pharmacopeia’s General Chapter Pharmaceutical Compounding-Sterile Preparations and prepare for proficiency in sterile products preparation. Washington Pharmacy Quality Assurance Committee regulations governing the practice of compounding emphasized. Prerequisites: acceptance into the pharmacy technician program or instructor’s signature.
Continuation of PHARM 150 providing continuation of the study United States Pharmacopeia’s (USP’s) General Chapter Pharmaceutical Compounding-Sterile Preparations . Students will demonstrate compliance with fundamental aseptic technique requirements. Prerequisites: acceptance into the pharmacy technician program or instructor’s signature

This course simulates daily activities in pharmaceutical practice settings. Topics include: order entry processes, medication distribution systems, inventory, prescription processing, billing, repackaging, floor stock and controlled substance distribution, pharmaceutical computer systems, utilization of drug information resources and proper communication techniques. Prerequisites: acceptance into the pharmacy technician program or instructor’s signature

Our pharmacy technician program offers hands-on opportunities to learn the community pharmacy workflow.   By partnering with PioneerRx Pharmacy Softwareour program allows students to learn in a real-world environment using an actual software simulation found in many pharmacies.  Students enhance their clinical and functional skills by training in a pharmacy system that is innovative, robust, and feature-rich. 

Application of knowledge and skills in an unpaid experience in a hospital pharmacy setting. Prerequisites: acceptance into the pharmacy technician program or instructor’s signature.
Application of knowledge and skills in an unpaid experience in a community pharmacy setting. Prerequisites: acceptance into the pharmacy technician program or instructor’s signature.
Application of knowledge and skills in an unpaid experience in a hospital, community or similar pharmacy setting. Prerequisites: acceptance into the pharmacy technician program or instructor’s signature
This course will include a project that is a collection and presentation of materials that communicate the student’s academic and professional development through the pharmacy technician program. The portfolio is designed to foster student empowerment through analysis and critique of one’s own work and self-awareness through reflection and self-evaluation. Prerequisites: acceptance into the pharmacy technician program or instructor’s signature.
This conclusion course will help prepare students to succeed on the PTCE and enter the workforce. Course includes Pharmacy calculation review, law and case study as well as updates to pharmacy practice. Prerequisites: acceptance into the pharmacy technician program or instructor's signature.