The Pharmacy Technician program trains students to work under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist in a variety of healthcare settings. It combines classroom, online, on-site laboratory instruction, and 160-hours of clinical practice (HES-529 and HES-530) to prepare students for a rewarding career in the pharmacy profession. Topics will include drug regulation and control; medical terminology; calculations; routes and formulations; compounding; inventory management; computer applications, parenteral; aseptic techniques, pharmacology, and patient education and interpersonal relationships. For certification, upon successful completion of the course and clinical, students may register with the Maryland Board of Pharmacy, and are encouraged to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam (PTCE). Prerequisites: Students must prove attainment of required math and reading skills either by placement testing, recent college credits in algebra and English, or successful completion of HES-557: Medical Math, prior to registration. Textbook required. Read Chapter 1 prior to first class session.
Continuing Education Level
Continuing Ed - Open Classes