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Pharmacy Technician (PHAR)




101 Pharmacy Technician
6 credit hours

Six hours lecture and one-hour clinical laboratory a week. Fee: $100.00.

This course will cover knowledge areas and skills required and tested on the registry exam for the state of Maryland. Students will learn about drug classifications, generic and name brands, dosage calculations, and state and federal laws regarding working in a pharmacy. The student will work with analytical balances and compounding equipment that will prepare them for clinical application. A variety of measurement systems will be covered in the course, as the student will need to be able to apply conversions properly.

In order to successfully pass this course, students must achieve a grade of "C" or better, along with meeting the academic standards of the college.

Prerequisite: Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 or appropriate assessment scores in Reading and Mathematics. Instructor consent required.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: Nursing Assistant 101 and Physical Education 153.

102 Pharmacy Tech Internship
5 credit hours

One-hour lecture and twelve hours clinical practicum a week. Fee: $100.00. Criminal Background Check Fee: $62.00. Nurse Managed Wellness Clinic Fee: $25.00.

Student will spend twelve hours each week in a retail pharmacy, a hospital pharmacy, or an institutional pharmaceutical setting receiving practice as a Pharmacy Technician, under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.

In order to successfully pass this course, students must achieve a grade of "C" or better, along with meeting the academic standards of the college.

Prerequisite: Instructor consent required.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: Nursing Assistant 101, Physical Education 153, and Pharmacy Technician 101.