The Pharmacy Technician program will cover personal and interpersonal knowledge and skills; foundational professional knowledge and skills; processing and handling of medications and medication orders; sterile and non-sterile compounding; processing, billing, reimbursement and inventory management; patient and medication-safety; technology and informatics; regulatory issues and quality assurance.
The Pharmacy Technicians will assist the Pharmacist in running the operations of the pharmacy, interacting professionally with customers and complying with regulatory laws. Employment options for a Pharmacy Technician include hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, home health care pharmacies, clinic pharmacies, mail-order prescription pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Pharmacy Technicians is a part of the medical technician industry, which is currently on the rise. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects this industry to grow at least 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services.
The Pharmacy Technician student will complete instructional and laboratory procedure simulation for a period of up to 18 weeks. Successful completion of all courses is required to receive a program certificate of completion.
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