Pharmacy Technician

Program Contact

Gray, Dr. Roslana
Health Careers Divison Chair
251-578-1313 Ext. 136

Type: Short Certificate

Length of Program: 2 Semesters

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.

 

Program Description

The Pharmacy Technology Program is designed to prepare students to assume positions in both institutional and retail pharmacies.  The program curriculum consist of theory courses, lab activities, and supervised clinical internships.  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.