Pharmacy Technician

This comprehensive program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names.
Through classroom lecture and hands-on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs,” IV flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. As a part of the 70 hours, students may complete 20 hours of KeyTrain on-line math training. Following successful completion of the coursework, students will participate in a 40+-hour externship.
All students are required to pass a drug screen and a background check prior to enrollment. For additional information, please contact Mary Briones at 563-336-3447 or Get the training you need for this rapidly-growing healthcare career. Registration fee includes all books.
Classes are offered at the Midwest Center for Public Safety Training. The program fee is $1,300. For more information contact the Continuing Education Department at 1-888-336-3907.