Pharmacy Technician - Live Online

248 Hours / Access Length: Schedule Varies / Delivery: Live Online, Instructor Led
Retail Price: $1,595.00

Course Overview:

Course Offerings

Sessions:
Oct. 19 – Jan. 13, 2020
Feb. 2 – Apr. 13, 2021
May 4 – July 13, 2021
Aug. 5 – Oct. 14, 2021

Time:
7 pm – 10 pm EST
6 pm – 9 pm CST
4 pm – 7 pm PST

Days:
Monday & Wednesdays

or

 

Tuesdays & Thursdays

 

Tuition Includes:
Book(s)
Materials
Background Check
Drug Test

 64 Hours Synchronous Learning / 64 Hours Online Learning / 120 Hour Internship

This program prepares students to be professional Pharmacy Technicians dedicated to assisting Registered Pharmacists in quality pharmacy operational procedures. Graduates are equipped to assist the Pharmacist filling prescriptions according to doctor’s orders. Pharmacy Technicians also participate in ordering products and inventory control, as well as billing and receiving payments. Trained graduates that pass this course, are eligible to sit for a national certification exam.  Once students pass the course and certification exam, they can submit an application to participate in a internship program with national affiliation  partners like CVS and Walgreens, or local pharmacy operations near their residence. This internship is what many employers in this industry want to see that tells them the student is job ready for this high demand job.

State regulations will vary by state, and this course does not specifically prepare students to meet all states’ regulations.  Potential students are highly encouraged to research what the regulations are in the state that they intend to work in.

Recommended Prerequisites:  High School Graduate or GED holder.

Course Exam:

Student will be prepared to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification exam.

Topics Covered:

  1. Understand the practice of pharmacy
  2. Identify and understand the regulatory agencies and laws that affect the practice of pharmacy
  3. Recognize and process drug orders in both retail and institutional environments
  4. Describe the process for bringing new drugs to market through the NDA process
  5. Describe the naming of drug products and the patent process
  6. Understand the use of the patient profile and hospital charts in drug use and patient monitoring
  7. Order, maintain, and control pharmacy inventory including the disposition of expired or recalled medications
  8. Identify and understand the differences required in handling controlled substances and their drug orders
  9. Demonstrate proficiency in pharmacy calculations involved in the practice of pharmacy
  10. Demonstrate sterile product compounding and aseptic techniques
  11. Discuss pharmacology and the concept of pharmacological classes of medications
  12. Discuss pharmacokinetics and factors that can affect drug kinetics
  13. Demonstrate ability to engage in the administrative duties of the pharmacy
  14. Identify and understand the ways pharmacy technician support the pharmacist in the performance of their duties
  15. Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam or the National Healthcareer Association (ExCPT) exam.

 

Modules:

  1. History of Medicine and Pharmacy
  2. Pharmacy Law, Ethics, and Regulatory Agencies
  3. Competencies, Associations, and Settings for Technicians
  4. Communication and Role of the Technician with the Customer/Patient
  5. Dosage Forms, and Routes of Administration
  6. Conversions and Calculations
  7. Drug Information References
  8. Pharmacy Practices
  9. Bulk Repackaging and Non-Sterile Compounding
  10. Aseptic Technique and Sterile Compounding
  11. Pharmacy Billing and Inventory Management
  12. Medications Safety and Error Prevention
  13. Therapeutic Agents
  14. Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications
  15. Complementary and Alternative Medicine

 

Instructional Strategies:

  • Self-Directed Study
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Simulation

Methods of Evaluation:

  • Quizzes & Exams
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Learner-Centered Activities
  • Externship

Instructor Biography:

Coming soon!

Grading System:

Student must pass all quizzes, exams, and national exam (if applicable) at a passing rate to be eligible for a Certificate of  Training Completion. If an internship is included in your course you will be required to complete the internship prior to receiving a Certificate of Training Completion.

Attendance:

Students are expected to arrive on time and participate in course discussions. Successful completion of the course of study recommends 100% attendance. If during the course period the student’s attendance level drops below 80%, they will be encouraged and given the opportunity to attend the next scheduled class for the course they enrolled in. Should materials change, student is responsible for all additional cost.

Payment Plan Policy:

Students may withdraw from the program for any reason up to 1 week prior to the start of program. In this case, the student’s payment plan agreement shall be rescinded. If the payment plan has begun a non-refundable administrative fee of $25.00 will be assessed and remaining funds will be returned to payer in check form by mail. 

Refund Policy: 

There can be no refund for the course, once the first class has been concluded; or if any course material, including the eBook, is accessed. If extenuating circumstances exist, case by case situations will be reviewed by ProTrain. If a refund is issued, the refunded amount (- a $25 processing fee) will be dependent upon books being returned in excellent condition (i.e. no writing, missing pages; ripped or damage to pages and/or binding).

Re-Admission Policy:

Any student who has dropped out of the program, or has been suspended from the program for nonattendance may be readmitted within one year by completing a personal interview with the director of education and paying any applicable fees at the time of readmission. Students who were terminated due to conduct issues are not eligible to be readmitted.

Policy on Student Conduct:

Appropriate Conduct: All students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and professional manner. Any student not conducting themselves in an orderly and professional manner, which includes use of drugs and alcohol during school hours, dishonesty, disrupting classes, use of profanity, excessive tardiness, insubordination, violation of safety rules, improper usage of lab or classroom computers, or not abiding by the school rules will lead to either probation or dismissal from classes.


System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.


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