Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

This comprehensive 60 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to 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. 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.

As our population grows and ages, skilled pharmacy professionals must supply the demand. Within 10 weeks, a part-time, Fast Track certification as pharmacy technician will prepare you for work in a pharmacy, performing substantial duties such as retrieving drugs in the correct dosage and strength, filling prescriptions, and preparing medications for dispensing to patients. The program also prepares students to successfully sit for the national certification exam.

What are my career options?

As a pharmacy technician, you will work in a pharmacy, filling prescriptions under the direction of a pharmacist. You may choose to work in retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, or home infusion pharmacies, as well as long term care facilities, hospitals, and clinics.

This course is eligible for college credit after the successful completion of the program.

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Registration Begins March 27, 2019

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