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Pharmacy Technician Certificate

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Additional information available on the Pharmacy Technician Department website.

This certificate program prepares students to assist in the preparation of prescribed medications, including retrieval, counting, pouring, weighing, measuring, and mixing medications. Students will explore the skills and techniques required to assist pharmacists in community and hospital settings.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Pharmacy Technician certificate program, students should be able to:

  • Prepare medications for distribution, including compounding, with considerations regarding controlled substances and patient communication, in community and institutional pharmacy settings
  • Evaluate drugs used to treat a variety of disorders (e.g., routes of administration, dosing, side effects)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the use and side effects of prescription and nonprescription drugs used to treat common disease states
  • Perform pharmaceutical calculations applicable to job responsibilities in both community and institutional pharmacy settings
  • Perform patient monitoring procedures and point-of-care testing (e.g., blood glucose monitoring, finger stick, blood pressure)
  • Prepare sterile products using aseptic techniques
  • Manage a variety of pharmacy functions using computer management systems (e.g., drug reference resources, prescription processing, insurance documentation, inventory)
  • Ensure compliance with laws, regulations, professional ethical standards, and agencies that pertain to pharmacy practice

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