Courses in Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Orientation

PHRM 1110     1.00 Credits
In this course students will gain a historical perspective of the pharmacy profession along with an understanding of the role of the pharmacy technician. Emphasis is placed upon the duties and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician along with an introduction to the various pharmacy practice settings. Students will also be required to complete the required paperwork for the pharmacy technician program. This course is intended to satisfy goals 23 and 41 of the model curriculum for pharmacy technician training, developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. (Prerequisite: None)

Pharmacy Law and Ethics

PHRM 1111     1.00 Credits
This course will give students a general understanding of the laws and regulations that govern pharmacy practice. This course will also cover the ethical principles governing the pharmacy technician and the roles they play in a practice setting. This course is intended to satisfy goals 2, 3, 6, 7, 11, 14, 17 and 29 of the model curriculum for pharmacy technician training, developed by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. (Prerequisite: None)

Retail Pharmacy

PHRM 1112     2.00 Credits
This course is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the retail pharmacy. Emphasis is placed on the role and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician in the retail pharmacy environment. Students will be given opportunities to apply these skills as active participants in the mock retail pharmacy environment. This course is intended to satisfy goals 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 24, 26 and 27 of the model curriculum for pharmacy technician training developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. (Prerequisites: PHRM 1110, 1111)

Pharmacy Math

PHRM 1113     4.00 Credits
In this course students will learn basic terminology, abbreviations and units necessary to perform pharmacy calculations. Pharmaceutical measuring systems and conversions will be addressed as well as a review of calculations pertinent to pharmacy practice. Students will learn to calculate the correct oral and parenteral dosages of drugs and other ingredients using information from prescriptions, medication orders, and drug labels. During the laboratory portion of the course, students will be given an opportunity to demonstrate a practical application of concepts. This course is intended to satisfy goals 2, 3, 15, 25 and 27 of the model curriculum for pharmacy technician training, developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. (Prerequisites: CHEM 108, PHRM 1110)

Pharmacology

PHRM 2114     4.00 Credits
Students will gain knowledge of pharmacology, including a systematic approach to the classifications of medications, their indications and contraindications, mechanisms of action, side effects, drug interactions, and methods of administration. This course is intended to satisfy goals 1, 24, 25, 26, and 34 of the model curriculum for pharmacy technical training, developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist. (Prerequisites: HC 1000, 1914, PHRM 1110)

Pharmacy Non-Sterile Compounding

PHRM 2115     2.00 Credits
This course will enable students to learn general preparation of non-sterile pharmaceutical dosage forms. Practical experience in the manipulative and record keeping functions associated with compounding and the dispensing of compounded prescriptions will be provided. This course is intended to satisfy goals 3, 11, 12, and 35 of the model curriculum for pharmacy technician training, developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. (Prerequisites: PHRM 1113)

Institutional Pharmacy

PHRM 2116     4.00 Credits
In this course, students will learn general practices associated with institutional pharmacy services. The student will also acquire knowledge of aseptic technique through both demonstrations and hands on experiences in the preparation of sterile compounds and IV admixtures. This course covers the preparation, calculations, and procedures for intravenous drug admixtures, TPN compounding, and critical care admixtures. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in various pharmacy technician duties using the Pyxis Medstation. This course is intended to satisfy goals 2, 3, 5, 10, 12, 26, 27, 30, and 35 of the model curriculum for pharmacy technician training, developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. (Prerequisite: PHRM 1113)

Community Pharmacy Internship

PHRM 2117     4.00 Credits
In this course students will take part in a pharmacy practice experience in the community setting to refine skills necessary for employment as a pharmacy technician. Students will participate in their internship experience along with on-line and in-class participation. This course is intended to satisfy goals 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, and 35 of the model curriculum for pharmacy technician training developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. (Prerequisites: PHRM 1112, 1113, 2114)

Pharmacy Technician Seminar

PHRM 2118     1.00 Credits
This course is designed for students to discuss pertinent topics related to the internship experiences as well as their futures as pharmacy technicians. This course is also designed to aid the student in the review of materials prior to the PTCE exam. This course is intended to satisfy goals 1-35 of the model curriculum for pharmacy technician training, developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. (Prerequisite: None)

Institutional Pharmacy Internship

PHRM 2119     4.00 Credits
This course will offer an intense pharmacy practice experience in an institutional setting with the purpose of refining skills introduced in previous coursework that are necessary to pursue a career as a pharmacy technician. Students will participate in their internship experience along with on-line and in-class participation. This course is intended to satisfy goals 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 35 of the model curriculum for pharmacy technician training, developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. (Prerequisites: PHRM 2116)