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Pharmacy Technician - CERT

Allied Health

Contact: Cristal GREENE (620)665-3346
Department Co-Chair: Debbie HACKLER (620)665-4931
Department Co-Chair: Todd SAZAMA (620)665-4939

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 39 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
HR105 Medical Terminology 3

Elements of medical language including common abbreviations. Emphasis is placed on spelling, pronunciation, correct usage, and meaning relating to body systems, medical science, and medical specialties.

IS103 Microcomputer Literacy 2

Study of microcomputer including word processing, spreadsheets, database, necessary hardware concepts and terminology.

MA098 Basic Algebra 4

Topics from the first course in algebra including rational numbers, polynomials, rational expressions and solving equations for rational roots.
Pre-Reqs: Accuplacer Math Score of 0-80, or Accuplacer NG QuantReason, Alg, Stats Score 200 to 249

PH101 Community Pharmacy 3

Examination of the history and roles of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians; evolution of laws and regulations that guide the practice of community pharmacies; patient prescription processing and introduction to extemporaneous compounding.
Pre-Reqs: MA098 Basic Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or Accuplacer Math Score of 60+

PH105 Hospital Pharmacy for Technicians 3

Exploration of hospital pharmacy environments including sterile compounding, automation, and technician duties.
Pre-Reqs: PH101 Introduction to Pharmacy Technician, and EN101 English Composition IA with a grade of C or higher, or EN100 English Comp IB with a grade of C or higher

PH105L Hospital Pharmacy for Technicians Lab 0

The face-to-face laboratory portion of PH105 Hospital Pharmacy for Technicians.

PH106 Pharmacy Calculations 3

Examination of basic concepts of advanced pharmacy calculation: manipulating decimals, percentages, ratios, proportions, fractions, Roman numerals, the metric system, the avoirdupois system, the apothecary system, measurement conversion, algebraic equations for calculating oral doses, parenteral dosages, dosages measured in units, calculations of intravenous flow rates and pediatric and elderly dosages.
Pre-Reqs: PH101 Introduction to Pharmacy Technician

PH107 Pharmacy Law 2

Review of the United States legal system and the history and development of pharmacy law, as well as an overview of federal laws affecting pharmacy technicians and ethics in the pharmacy.
Pre-Reqs: PH101 Introduction to Pharmacy Technician

PH108 Pharmacy Technician Science 3

Introductory science course focusing on basic principles of chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, biology and microbiology relevant to the pharmacy technician field of study.

PH109 Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians 3

Drug classes and the mechanisms of action for many drugs providing students with a comprehensive pharmacology course to prepare them for community, institutional and other pharmacy settings.
Pre-Reqs: PH101 Introduction to Pharmacy Technician, and PH108 Pharmacy Technician Science

PH201 Pharmacy Practicum 8

Application of the basic pharmacy technician concepts in two separate pharmacy setting. Each clinical site will provide a learning atmosphere and will give the student hands-on experience of pharmacy practice. The student will be expected to observe and participate in daily functions. The importance of returning a quality product to the patient is emphasized. Students are required to participate in 120 clock hours at each of two different pharmacy settings.

Customer Service Option-Pharmacy Technician 2
Course Title Credits
BU121 Customer Service/Professional Image 3.00

HT262 Customer Service in the Health Care Environment 2.00

English Compositon I Options 3
Course Title Credits
EN100 English Composition IB 3.00

EN101 English Composition IA 3.00

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