Pharmacy Technology Curriculum

Male pharmacistThe Pharmacy Technology Program is designed to prepare students to become pharmacy technicians. A pharmacy technician is one who generally assists and supports licensed pharmacists in a wide variety of activities including, but not limited to, ordering, stocking, and packaging prescription and over-the-counter medications, inventory control, maintaining records, preparing medication labels, and preparing insurance claims.

Diploma

The Pharmacy Technology diploma program is designed to prepare students to become pharmacy technicians. A Pharmacy Technician is one who generally assists and supports licensed pharmacists in a wide variety of activities including,but not limited to, ordering, stocking, and packaging prescription and over the counter medications, inventory control, maintaining records, preparing medication labels, and preparing insurance claims. This diploma program is not designed for transfer into a baccalaureate degree.

Program Requirements Quarter Course Credit Hours
CIS140 Strategies for Success                        4
MED103 Medical Terminology 4
MED153 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MED154 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MED165 Medical Law & Ethics 4
MED255 Pathophysiology 4
PHA100 Intro to Pharmacy Technician Practices/Ethics 4
PHA110 Pharmacy Terminology & Calculations 4
PHA155 Prescription & OTC Medications 4
PHA200 Pharmacology I for Pharmacy Technicians 4
PHA225 Microbiology 4
PHA250 Pharmacy Operations & Claims 4
PHA275 Compounding Aseptic Technique & Non-Sterile Compounding  4
CIS106* Computer Applications 4
CIS107* Computer Applications II 4
ENG101* General English 4
MTH103* College Math 4
INT142 Professional Seminar & Internship/Capstone 4
Total Quarter Course Credit Hours Required 72

*This course fulfills a general education requirement.

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Associate of Science Degree

In the Pharmacy Technology Associate of Science Degree Program graduates are provided the opportunity to learn pharmacy technician practices/ethics, pharmacy terminology and calculation, microbiology, pharmacy operations and claims, compounding aseptic technique & non-sterile compounding as well as gain a more specialized knowledge in sterile product technology and problem solving. The student will be provided the opportunity to prepare to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, nursing home, doctor’s office, or home health care agency. This Pharmacy Technology Associate of Science Degree program also gives graduates the general education necessary to manage interpersonal and social situations by preparing them to advance in their professional and personal life. These classes are designed for full-time students to complete the program in 18 months. All credits earned in this program are applicable to the Pharmacy Technology Health Care Administration – Pharmacy Technology Bachelor of Science Degree Programs.

This program requires all the courses in the Pharmacy Technology Diploma Program as well as the following:

Program Requirements Quarter Course Credit Hours
CIS106 Computer Applications 4
CIS107 Computer Applications II 4
COM208* Public Speaking 4
CRT210* Critical Thinking 4
ENG101* General English 4
ENG211* Composition I 4
INT142 Professional Seminar and Internship or Capstone Project 4
MED103 Medical Terminology 4
MED153 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MED154 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MED165 Medical Law and Ethics 4
MED255 Pathophysiology 4
MTH103* College Math 4
PHA100 Introduction to Pharmacy Technician Practices/Ethics 4
PHA110 Pharmacy Terminology and Calculations 4
PHA155 Prescription and OTC Medications 4
PHA200 Pharmacology I for Pharmacy Technicians 4
PHA225 Microbiology 4
PHA250 Pharmacy Operations and Claims 4
PHA275 Compounding Aseptic Technique and Non-Sterile Compounding 4
PHA280 Sterile Product Technology 4
PHA290 Problem Solving 4
PSY202* Psychology 4
SFS140 Strategies for Success 4
Total Quarter Course Credit Hours Required 96

*This course fulfills a general education requirement.

Bachelor of Science Degree

The Health Care Administration - Pharmacy Technology Bachelor of Science Degree Program is designed to provide students with the knowledge necessary to successfully manage health care organizations and services. The program focuses on teaching students key business administration techniques, while tailoring those learned skills to the health care industry. Successful students will gain the practical, real- world knowledge needed to be successful in the health care industry. Upon completion of the Health Care Administration - Pharmacy Technology Bachelor of Science Degree program, the student is prepared for entry-level employment in hospitals, physicians offices, nursing and residential facilities, home health care centers, and related occupations. These classes are designed for full-time students to complete the program in 36 months.

This program requires all the courses in the Pharmacy Technology Associate of Science Degree Program as well as the following:

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Program Requirements Quarter Course Credit Hours
BUS112 Personal Finance 4
COM310* Interpersonal Communication 4
ENG206* Introduction to Literature 4
ENG212* Composition II 4
HCA300** Health Care Management 4
HCA305** Occupations in Health Care 4
HCA310** The Health Care Industry 4
HCA315** Health Care Communications 4
HCA320** Health Care in the United States 4
HCA325** Information Technology in Health Care 4
HCA330** HR: Principles and Practice in Health Care 4
HCA335** Essentials of Managed Health Care 4
HCA340** Cultural Diversity in Health Care 4
HCA400** Public and Community Health 4
HCA405** Health Psychology 4
HCA410** Leadership and Professional Development 4
HCA420** Budgeting in Health Care 4
HCA430** Ethical and Legal Aspects of Health Care 4
HCA435** Health and Disease Trends 4
HCA440** Planning & Marketing for Health Care Organizations 4
HIS300* American History 4
POL109* Political Science 4
SCI305* Technology & Society 4
SCI312* Earth Science 4
SOC201* Introduction to Sociology 4
Total Quarter Course Credit Hours Required 180

*Students must complete a minimum of 56 quarter course credit hours or equivalent in General Education containing at least one course in each of the following areas: humanities, mathematics, science, and social science.

**Students must complete a minimum of 48 quarter course credit hours or 12 courses of the Health Care Administration courses identified at the 300 and 400 level.

January 1, 2014

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