The Pharmacy Technician program provides students with the theory and hands-on experience necessary for an entry-level position to work in any pharmacy environment. Classroom instruction is combined with practical lab work and a clinical externship that gives students real-life training to prepare and dispense pharmaceutical drugs, monitor inventory, and file insurance claims under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, work in pharmacy labs, hospitals, retail pharmacies, drug stores, nursing homes, and other pharmacy settings. Students will learn how to:
- Comply with performance standards established for the community and hospital pharmacy settings.
- Perform record-keeping functions associated with dispensing pharmaceuticals, processing insurance claims, and maintaining drug inventory.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of drug dosages, routes of administration, and interactions within the scope of a Pharmacy Technician's responsibilities.
- Read and understand drug labeling, packaging, and dosage information and dispense as prescribed.
- Use drug references to accurately identify generic and brand equivalents.
- Use appropriate medical terms, abbreviations, and symbols essential to prescribing, dispensing, administering and charting of medications correctly and precisely.
- Correctly follow procedures related to compounding and admisture operations.
- Perform calculations required for usual dosages and solution preparations.
- Perform basic calculations to determine inventory and purchasing needs, profit margins, and inventory control.
- Perform accurate conversions between measurement systems.
- Translate prescribed dosage and administration instructions to ensure patient understanding.
- Assist the Pharmacist in all matters of customer relations and support.
The program includes a work-based learning component that includes real world, hands-on clinical training in a medical office, clinic, or urgent care setting.
Students that successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion and will be eligible to apply for the for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam.
Program: Pharmacy Technician Program
Total Program: 630 Clock hours
$4,948 for tuition and fees - UNDER REVIEW
$302 for books and supplies - UNDER REVIEW
Due to budget, this fee is subject to change without notice.
Additional Fees: Background check and drug screening
FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!
Prerequisite/Requirements for Enrollment:
- High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
- Tuberculosis Clearance (TB Test); proof of immunizations (MMRV) or Titers blood test.
- Must be able to lift 34 lbs.
- A background check that consists of a criminal record search of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties.
- Live Scan submission of electronic fingerprints to the California Department of Justince (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a local, state, and federal criminal record search.
- Must complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Exam and receive an appropriate score (Level: 7)
Class Location: Baldy View ROP Career Training Center - 1501 S. Bon View Ave., Ontario, CA 91761
Program Enrollment: CLOSED
Class Days and Times: UNDER REVIEWPLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CALFIORNIA STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN ANY PHARMACY TECHNICIAN COURSE