Pharmacy Technician A

This course prepares students for employment as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) and covers the skills needed for the pharmacy technician field. Through direct instruction, interactive skills demonstrations, and practice assignments, students learn the basics of pharmacy assisting, including various pharmacy calculations and measurements, pharmacy law, pharmacology, medical terminology and abbreviations, medicinal drugs, sterile techniques, USP 795 and 797 standards, maintenance of inventory, patient record systems, data processing automation in the pharmacy, and employability skills. Successful completion of this course prepares the student for national certification for employment as a CPhT.

Semester A covers:

  • Pharmacy Technician Roles
  • Pharmacy Environments
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug and Body Systems Part I
  • Drug and Body Systems Part II
  • Drug Classifications