Pharmacy Technology

Description

This program provides instruction in how to assist the pharmacist in the packing and distribution of medication. Graduates can find employment in hospitals (private and government), nursing care facilities, private and chain drug stores, drug manufactures, wholesale drug houses and health maintenance organizations. Students will also study the professional and technical skills necessary for direct employment as a pharmacy technologist. A Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of this program. Outside work required.

Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for a Certificate in Pharmacy Technology at Southeastern Institute are eligible to have their names submitted to the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) to be considered as a candidate to sit for the Certified Pharmacy Technician examination (CPhT). Upon passing, students will become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

North Carolina:

In addition, students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for a Certificate in Pharmacy Technology at Southeastern Institute are eligible to have their names submitted to the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy to register as a Pharmacy Technician.

South Carolina:

In addition, students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for a Certificate in Pharmacy Technology at Southeastern Institute are eligible to have their names submitted to the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, South Carolina Board of Pharmacy to register as a Pharmacy Technician.

Objectives

This program prepares students for an entry-level position as a pharmacy technician. The course will provide students the basic health care skills students can use as pharmacy technicians.

Prerequisites

  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D. and be at least 18 years of age
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Background check and drug screening where applicable
  • Please see Program Handbook and Externship Manual for additional program policies

Course Outline

To receive a Certificate in Pharmacy Technology, students must complete 39.0 credit hours (1224 Clock Hours). This certificate program can be completed in 10 months for full-time students or in 18 months for part-time students. Evening students will be required to complete the Externship portion of the program during the day.

Credit Hours Clock Hours Federal Student Aid
Introduction to Pharmacy Technology 4.0 113 3.01
Pharmaceutical Calculations 4.0 113 3.01
Body Systems and Drug Therapy I 4.0 113 3.01
Pharmacy Operations 4.0 113 3.01
Sterile Products 4.0 113 3.01
Body Systems and Drug Therapy II 4.0 113 3.01
Body Systems and Drug Therapy III 4.0 113 3.01
Body Systems and Drug Therapy IV 4.0 113 3.01
Pharmacy Technician Externship I 3.5 160 4.27
Pharmacy Technician Externship II 3.5 160 4.27

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