College of Extended & International Education

Pharmacy Technician Certificate of Completion

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:30pm, CSUDH EE 1213
Reg. No.: 42446
To register, call 310-243-3741

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This comprehensive 50-hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings – working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.

All classes are held on the CSUDH campus in Carson. On-site instruction is also available. Human Resource Management classes are convenient for people living and working in or near Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Hawthorne, Gardena, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.

What You Will Learn
Pharmacy Technicians work in pharmacies under the direction of a pharmacist. Their main responsibility is filling prescriptions according to doctors' orders. Pharmacy Technicians prepare medications for dispensing to patients. This generally includes retrieving drugs in the correct dosage form and strength, measuring the appropriate amount of drug and producing a prescription label. Pharmacy Technicians work with drugs to be administered orally, topically, for the eye, nose, etc. Depending upon the practice setting, a Pharmacy Technician is also involved in the admixture of drugs for intravenous use. Other duties include checking inventories and ordering supplies, receiving and checking in supplies, and assisting customers.

Employment Outlook
Employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase by 32 percent from 2006 to 2016. The increased number of middle-aged and elderly people—who use more prescription drugs—will spur demand for technicians. In addition, as scientific advances bring treatments for an increasing number of conditions, more pharmacy technicians will be needed to fill a growing number of prescriptions. Good job opportunities are expected for full-time and part-time work, especially for technicians with formal training or previous experience.

Who Should Attend
This is an entry level program geared towards students of all ages wanting to enter the Pharmacy Technician Field.

Eligibility Requirements
Students should have a command of the English language.

Special Features
This comprehensive 50-hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. The program is offered in the evenings to accommodate working adults.

Certificate Requirements
A Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

The cost of the program is $999 which includes the cost of the materials.

Pharmacy Technician Certificate
Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

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For Further Information

To register call 310-243-3741.

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