This 14-week comprehensive course prepares students for an entry-level position in a community, hospital or long-term care setting. Class time is divided between 56 synchronous class hours and approximately 78 hours of asynchronous time. This is also an excellent prep course for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam. Topics include medical terminology specific to pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions, patient and medication safety, and pharmacy law. A review of the Top 100 drugs, including generic and brand name, indication, and significant side effects, is covered. Pharmacy law, medication safety, and professionalism are also discussed. Students learn conversion factors and calculate dosages and IV flow rate and solve compounding problems. Strong math skills up to single-variable algebra are required. The course fee includes the PTCB exam fee. Anyone convicted of a felony is evaluated on a case-by-case basis to take the PTCB exam. This course is a PTCB-recognized education/training program.
Textbook and PTCB exam included in tuition cost
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