Pharmacy Technician Certificate Online
Credits: 5-credits, 240 Clock Hours
Prerequisite Courses: High School Diploma/GED, Background Screening
Hours: 240 course study hours (self-paced), plus 200 hours externship
Tuition: $ 899 (monthly payment plan available)
This course prepares students for employment in the pharmacy technician field. Through direct instruction, interactive skills demonstrations, and practice assignments, students learn the basics of pharmacy assisting, including various pharmacy calculations and measurements, pharmacy law, pharmacology, medical terminology and abbreviations, medicinal drugs, sterile techniques, USP 795 and 797 standards, maintenance of inventory, patient record systems, data processing automation in the pharmacy, and employability skills. Successful completion of this course prepares the student for national certification for employment as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).
Textbook: The Pharmacy Technician, 4th Ed. – Moini – ISBN-13: 978-0357371350
Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:
- Describe the role of the Pharmacy Technician.
- Identify key aspects of the pharmacy environment.
- List and describe body systems and the drugs used to treat illnesses.
- Explain how to classify various drugs.
- Understand how pharmacy laws impact pharmacy work.
- Know how to interpret and process prescriptions.
- Perform pharmacy calculations related to measurements, dilutions, dosages, and conversions.
- Analyze inventory management systems, and know-how to maintain patient records.
Ch 1: History of Pharmacy
Ch 2: The Foundation of Pharmaceutical Care
Ch 3: Pharmacy Laws, Ethics, and Regulatory Agencies
Ch 4: Communication with Patients and Customers
Ch 5: Pharmaceutical Information and References
Ch 6: Prescriptions and Processing
Ch 7: Dosage Forms and Routes of Administration
Ch 8: Measurement Systems
Ch 9: Conversion and Calculations
Ch 10: Safety in the Workplace
Ch 11: Hospital Pharmacy
Ch 12: Community Pharmacy
Ch 13: Advanced Pharmacy
Ch 14: Extemporaneous Prescription Compounding
Ch 15: Aseptic Technique and Sterile Compounding
Ch 16: Insurance and Billing
Ch 17: Inventory Control and Management
Ch 18: Medication Errors and Safety
Ch 19: Drug Actions and Interactions
Ch 20: Therapeutic Drugs for the Nervous System
Ch 21: Therapeutic Drugs for the Musculoskeletal System
Ch 22: Therapeutic Drugs for the Endocrine System
Ch 23: Therapeutic Drugs for the Cardiovascular System
Ch 24: Therapeutic Drugs for the Immune System
Ch 25: Therapeutic Drugs for the Respiratory System
Ch 26: Therapeutic Drugs for the Urinary System
Ch 27: Therapeutic Drugs for the Digestive System
Ch 28: Therapeutic Drugs for the Reproductive System
Ch 29: Therapeutic Drugs for the Eyes, Ears, and Nose
Ch 30: Therapeutic Drugs for the Integumentary System
Ch 31: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
This course requires the same level of commitment from you as a traditional classroom course would. Throughout this course, you are expected to spend approximately seven to ten hours per week online on the following activities:
- The externship includes a mixture of instructional segments and tasks
- Assignments in which you apply and extend learning in each lesson
- Assessments, including tests and cumulative exams
Students have access to support 24/7 through the school helpdesk. WTI prides itself on our ability to ensure students are well supported in their online courses.
You will be graded on the work you do online and the work you submit electronically. The weighting for each category of graded activity is listed below.
Earn Your Certificate Online
Upon completion of this individual course, students will be awarded a certificate from The Washington Technical Institute.
Certification from the accredited Washington Technical Institute will signify the student's achievement in both knowledge and competence.
This certificate is valid in all 50 States, *but restrictions apply to online pharmacy programs in Washington State.
Course Format: Self-Paced Online Course
Students are able to work on their courses on a flexible timeline and complete courses at their own pace. The staff at WTI is here to support you along the way, so always be sure to reach out when you need help.
Online tests are conducted at the end of each course.
Students are not required to attend any scheduled class meetings. Log in at your convenience to attend school.
Washington Technical Institute offers the PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program for the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential.
PTCB is a registered trademark of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
*Washington State students are required to complete the pharmacy technician program in person. The State of Washington does not approve any online pharmacy technician programs. The Washington Tech pharmacy technician program is available online in all other states with the exception of the State of Washington.
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