Type: Short Certificate
Length: 2 Semesters of Full-time attendance
Pharmacy Technicians are skilled medical professionals who assist pharmacists with the provision of pharmaceutical care in both institutional and retail pharmacy sites. The pharmacy technician duties are very detailed and varied. The pharmacy technicians assist the pharmacist is community settings by entering and maintaining patient medications and history, preparing prescriptions, management of inventory, third party-billing, compounding specialized medications, and preparation of intravenous medications.
The Pharmacy Technology Program is designed to prepare students to assume positions in both institutional and retail pharmacies. Program curriculum consist of theory courses, lab activities, and supervised clinical internships. Program coursework includes pharmacology, medical terminology, pharmacy laws, and regulations, and pharmaceutical calculations. Clinical Internship are utilized to enable students to take the knowledge and skills they have obtained and apply them in a working pharmacy environment.
Certification as a Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) is achieved upon successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). In addition, pharmacy technicians are required to register with the Alabama Board of Pharmacy.