Oglesby, IL 61348
Prerequisite: A high school diploma or GED plus a solid background in math.
This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. In addition to classroom lecture and labs, this program includes an 80 hour clinical externship through a local pharmacy. To be eligible for the clinical externship, students must successfully complete the 50 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. Textbooks and materials are included in the course fee. Cost of the PTCB national exam is NOT included in the course fee.
This program is offered in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc. (CCI). Available to both working adults interested in a new career and current professionals, this short term training program will help you prepare for an entry level jobs in healthcare. It is recommended that you research the job market before registering for the program.
Please note: There is no refund for this course once class begins. Students who need to drop the class, must do so 7 days prior to the start date in order to receive a full refund. A payment plan is available for students registered no later than February 22, 2019. For more information about this program, the payment plan, or to schedule an appointment, call (815) 224-0490 or email email@example.com.
Tue/Thu 6-9:30 p.m. *Oct 15-Dec 5
15 Sessions CCI
E-231, IVCC CCE-1720-300 $1,199
*No class: Nov 28
Thursday, 05 December, 2019
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