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  Feb 22, 2018
 
 
    
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pharmacy Technician Certificate


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No. of Credits: 17
Contact: L. Polk, Chair, Health Sciences Division

This certificate program prepares pharmacy technicians to work under the direction of a licensed pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians stock and inventory prescription and over-the-counter medications; maintain written or computerized patient medication records; count or pour medications into dispensing containers; prepare sterile intravenous medications; type prescription labels, prepare insurance claim forms; and provide direct customer service. Pharmacy technicians work in hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, home healthcare pharmacies, nursing home pharmacies, clinic pharmacies, nuclear medicine pharmacies, and in mail order prescription pharmacies. As an accredited program of the Maryland Board of Pharmacy, graduates of this program are certified as Pharmacy Technicians and are not required to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE). Students in this program may be required to provide proof of current health insurance and must submit a satisfactory health requirements record, a negative drug screen, and a criminal background check at their own expense. All pharmacy technician students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each course in the curriculum for successful program completion.

This program has been designated has a Health Manpower Shortage program. For more information contact the Admissions Department.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 13.

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Gainful Employment:

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Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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