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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 technician. 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). 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.

This program prepares students for an entry-level position as a pharmacy technician. The courses will provide the basic health care skills students can use as pharn1acy technicians.

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 E.D.
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Background check and drug screening where applicable
  • Please see Program Handbook and Externship Manual for additional program policies.

Program 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.

Pharmacy Technology Courses (39.0 credit hours)  Credit Hours
Introduction to Pharmacy Technology 4.0
Pharmaceutical Calculations 4.0
Body Systems and Drug Therapy I 4.0
Pharmacy Operations 4.0
Sterile Products 4.0
Body Systems and Drug Therapy II 4.0
Body Systems and Drug Therapy III 4.0
Body Systems and Drug Therapy IV 4.0
Pharmacy Technology Externship I 3.5
Pharmacy Technology Externship II 3.5

Student Consumer Information: Higher Education Act Required Disclosure 
For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program, please see our Gainful Employment Disclosures at www.SoutheasternInstitute.edu/consumerinfo/