PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

Basic Prescriptions and Dispensing

The Pharmacy Technician Program is a total of 50 hours. Upon successful completion of the training, the students will be awarded a certificate of completion.  The school encourages its graduates to appear for the Certification Examination to obtain professional excellence in their field, even though it is not mandatory for employment.
 
 
PTS offers job placement assistance as well as assistance with extern-ship opportunities. Extern-ship in a retail pharmacy setting is also optional.  A pharmacy technician needs a broad background in medicine, chemistry, mathematics and nutrition. All of these fields play an important role in pharmacology, the science that deals with the preparation, uses and effects of drugs.

As a student in the PTS Pharmacy Technician Program, you’ll attend courses that focus on these and related subjects. Your Pharmacy Technician courses can provide a strong academic and clinical background.

Topics Covered

  • The History and Profession of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Law and Ethics
  • Pharmacy Terminology and Abbreviations
  • Dosage Forms and Administration
  • Drug Interaction
  • Hospital Pharmacy, Retail Pharmacy and Advanced Pharmacy
  • Prescription Compounding
  • Management of Pharmacy Operations
  • Financial Management and Health Insurance
  • Safety in Workplace
  • Computer Applications in Drug Control
  • Basic Math and Measurement System
  • Calculation of Dosages
  • Drug Classification

As you move through the Pharmacy Technician program, you’ll have an opportunity to develop strong customer service, communication and interpersonal skills. These will help you interact with patients, coworkers and health care professionals when you’re on the job. Having strong mathematical and organizational skills can help you manage inventories, count and measure medication, and use computers.

Upon completion from the Pharmacy Technician program, you will:

  • Have a marketable knowledge base in pharmaceutical and medical terminology, abbreviations and symbols used in prescribing, dispensing, and documenting medications
  • Be able to perform the essential functions related to drug procurement and inventory control
  • Have a working knowledge of manufacturing and packaging operations, including the physical and chemical nature of drugs used in a pharmacy
  • Understand the packaging and labeling requirements, as well as the manufacturing techniques used for drug dispensing
  • Be able to perform pharmaceutical calculations, including conversions, working with pediatric dosages, potential and IV dosages, admixtures, and compounding dosages
  • Understand aseptic techniques, parenteral admixtures, compounding procedures, and microbiology as it applies to disease and the use of aseptic techniques in the health care field

 

Fees:

School Tuition: $975
Includes 50 hours of instruction, two textbooks approved by the American Pharmacists Association, one math workbook, Pharmacy Technician Student handbook, and access to Pharmacy Technician Student Math tutoring.
We offer easy payment plans for students who qualify.

Prerequisites for Enrollment: 

  • Social Security Card
  • Picture ID
  • High School Diploma or a GED
  • Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations Background Check

The Pharmacy Technician Program is taught by a certified Pharmacy Technician.

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