Pharmacy Technician

HLTCE 1002, Course Code: 4332

This comprehensive 50-hour program will prepare you to work as a pharmacy technician in a pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam. Course content includes medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the practice in multiple environments, calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands-on labs, you will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the "top 200 drugs", I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. In addition to classroom lecture and labs, this program includes a clinical externship through a local pharmacy. To be eligible for the clinical externship, students must successfully complete the 50-hour program, submit to a thorough background check and drug screening and meet other requirements. Registration ends one week prior to the start of class.

Course Fee:
$999.00, includes text

# of Sessions:


6/12/12 to 7/31/12

Tuesday, Thursday from 6:00PM to 9:30PM

Workforce Development Center, Room 1403

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Continuing Education
Heartland Community College
Workforce Development Center, Suite 2400
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8160
TDD: 309-268-8030
Fax: 309-268-7882

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