Pharmacy Technician - CERT

ALLIED HEALTH

Contact: CRISTAL GREENE greenec@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3346
Department Co-Chair: DEBBIE HACKLER Hacklerd@hutchcc.edu (620)665-4931
Department Co-Chair: LORETTA HORTON Hortonl@hutchcc.edu (620)694-2455

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

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 38 credit hours.

Prerequisites

Course Title Credits
MA098 Basic Algebra 3

Topics from the first course in algebra including rational numbers, polynomials, rational expressions and solving equations for rational roots.
Pre-Reqs: Accuplacer Score of 25 to 74, or Compass Pre-Algebra Score of 40 or above, or MA097 with a grade of C or higher

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

EN100C English Composition IB 3.00

EN101 English Composition IA 3.00

EN101C English Composition IA 3.00

EN103H Honors English Composition I 3.00

Semester Total - 6

First Semester

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.

PH101 Introduction to Pharmacy Technician 3

Examination of the roles of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians; history of pharmacy; evolution of laws and regulations that guide the practice of pharmacy.
Pre-Reqs: EN098 Basic English with a grade of C or higher, and MA098 Basic Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or Compass Reading Score of 75 or above, or Accuplacer Score of 50 or higher

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.

Semester Total - 11

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
PH105 Advanced Pharmacy Technician 3

Continuation of PH101 Introduction to Pharmacy Technician focusing on compounding, drug functions and reactions within the human body, and inventory management; institutional and retail pharmacy settings, as well as business/financial aspects of collections and third-party reimbursements.
Pre-Reqs: PH101 Introduction to Pharmacy Technician

PH105L Advanced Pharmacy Technician Lab 0

The face-to-face laboratory portion of PH105 Advanced Pharmacy Technician Lab
Pre-Reqs: PH101 Introduction to Pharmacy Technician

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

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

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

HT262 Customer Service in the Health Care Environment 2.00-2.00

Semester Total - 13

Third Semester

Course Title Credits
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.

Semester Total - 8

This is a suggested sequence of courses based on the average full-time student load. Not all courses are offered every semester. Consult with your advisor for more information.
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