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Summer 2013 Class
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
May 20 - August 2, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fall 2013 Date: TBA
Tuition: $1,200 (Textbooks Not Included)
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
A licensed pharmacy technician can find employment in retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, home health care pharmacies, nursing home pharmacies, clinic pharmacies, mail order prescription pharmacies, and with pharmaceutical companies. Employment opportunities for graduates of the college Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program are excellent.
Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of licensed pharmacists to perform technical duties in the systematic operation of the pharmacy – providing health care services and medications to patients. Technicians may perform many of the same duties as pharmacists; however, all of a technician's work must be checked by a pharmacist before medicine can be dispensed to a patient.
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Depending on the position, the technician may also manage third-party billing, answer telephones, direct customers to items or to the pharmacist for medication consultation, receive written prescriptions, clean and sterilize dispensing bottles and instruments, answer questions regarding non-drug products, and operate a cash register. Since pharmacy technicians interact daily with coworkers, patients and health care professionals, good communication and interpersonal skills are essential.AHL E24 Pharmacy Technician Training This course focuses on training for pharmacy technicians. It is designed to familiarize students with the role of the pharmacy technician and to develop the skills required for assisting pharmacists. Course content includes review of various disease states, basic physiology, pharmacy law, ethics, and the fundamentals of technician training. Emphasis will be given to pharmacy abbreviations and generic medications, prescription processing and hands-on compounding techniques. The course will introduce students to various settings in pharmacy practice, including the community, hospital, managed care, mail order and long-term care. Information on qualifying for the pharmacy certification examination will be provided.What our students said about the program:
- compounding (measuring, weighing, and mixing) medicinal drugs
- preparing and labeling medicines
- filling bottles and capsules with the correct quantity of medicine;
- issuing medicines to customers;
- stocking and taking inventory of prescription and over the counter medications;
- maintaining patients' medication profiles on computerized or written records or forms;
- filling orders for unit doses and prepackaged pharmaceuticals
- preparing insurance claim forms.
- “My teacher was very willing to help with any problem and would repeat anything we had problems with until it was right.”
- “The knowledge that I obtained will be used in my daily life.”
- “It was a great course; the instructor was the most knowledgeable and caring person and made this a wonderful learning environment.”
- “I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the instructor.”
- “The instructor was funny and told interesting stories.”
- ”I like the fact that I could work my schedule around the course times.”
- “I learned a lot and the teacher was great.”
- “I liked the fact that Triton had available resources such as the library, tutors and an excellent instructor.”
- “The registration process was prompt and went smoothly.”
Note: It is strongly recommended that students have completed high school or GED. It is further recommended that students take the math placement exam to ensure their ability to do basic college math.
To register for these classes please click HERE . To speak with a program advisor, please call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3500, or click here.
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