The program consists of 60 quarter hours of education, including classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences. The Pharmacy Technician Diploma program is designed to train students in developing and mastering basic technical skills, theoretical concepts and clerical functions in the operation of a pharmacy.
The entire Pharmacy Technician program is:
- 3 terms of 12 weeks each, 40 weeks including Term breaks.
- Graduates of this program will work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist:
- Compounding (measure/weigh/mix) medicinal drugs.
- Preparing and labeling medicines.
- Filling bottles and vials with the correct quantity of medicine.
- Issuing medicines to the customers.
- Maintaining inventory.
- Keeping patient’s medication profiles on specified records.
- Forms or computerized systems; collecting.
- Organizing and evaluating information for direct patient care.
- Medication review.
- and department management.
- All courses must be completed with a minimum “C” (2.5 out of 4.0) or higher grade.
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates are awarded an applied technology diploma and will be eligible to apply for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination (CPhT). Graduates are prepared for entry level employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities, drug stores, drug manufactures, wholesale drug houses and health maintenance organizations. Program graduates will be eligible to register with the Florida Board of Pharmacy to work as a Pharmacy Technician.
*Books and materials are included in the cost of tuition. Students must purchase their uniforms individually.
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