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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 1405
First Term: 2020 Fall 1   
Award: CCT
Total Clock Hours: 652
CIP Code: 51.0805
Initiating College: Gateway Community College
SOC Code: 29-2052.00

Description: The Certificate of Competency in Pharmacy Technician program meets Pharmacy Technician Certification Board requirements for students to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. Students will learn interpersonal skills and regulatory standards required of pharmacy technicians. Includes roles and responsibilities of the technician in a variety of entry-level pharmacy operations, responses to regulatory issues, adherence to quality assurance procedures, patient and medication-safety procedures, the procedures for handling of medications and filling medication orders, procurement, billing, reimbursement, and inventory management procedures, and use of pharmacy technology and informatics database software. Students must complete 200 hours of in-person externship in order to complete this program.

Required Courses
ISP108B Keyboarding II 36
+ PHC101 Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians 60
+ PHC102 Pharmacy Tech I 120
+ PHC102AB Pharmacy Tech II 128
+ PHC107 Math and Dosages 90
+ PHC122 Pharmacy Tech Certification Review 18
+ PHC114 Pharmacy Tech Externship 200
Clock Hours: 652

Learning Outcomes
1. Implement standard procedures for handling and processing medications and medication orders while working under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. (PHC101, PHC102, PHC102AB, PHC114, PHC122)
2. Perform mathematical, computer related, and billing aspects of the pharmacy technician`s role. (PHC101, PHC102, PHC102AB, PHC107, PHC114, PHC122)
3. Apply verbal, nonverbal, and written communication principles and skills in an effective and culturally competent manner within a team setting. (PHC101, PHC102, PHC102AB, PHC114, PHC122)
4. Uphold all legal, regulatory, professional and ethical standards applicable to the role of pharmacy technicians. (PHC101, PHC102, PHC102AB, PHC114, PHC122)
5. Implement regulatory and quality control guidelines required to ensure safe and compliant medication preparation. (PHC101, PHC102, PHC102AB, PHC114, PHC122)
6. Demonstrate critical thinking in the analysis of the investigational drug process, medication use (including off-label indications), and emerging drug therapies. (PHC101, PHC102, PHC102AB, PHC107, PHC114, PHC122)
7. Appraise the pharmacy technician`s role in supporting wellness promotion and disease prevention programs. (PHC101, PHC102, PHC102AB, PHC114, PHC122)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
Clock Curriculum Committee Approval Date: 11-6-2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.