2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Pharmacy Technician, Certificate (418.2)
PHT Admission Requirements PHT Essential Functions and Technical Standards
This certificate program prepares the graduate to enter the workforce as a pharmacy technician. Employment can be in acute care, ambulatory care or long-term care settings, research facilities, mail-order pharmacies and home infusion companies. Pharmacy technicians assist registered pharmacists in the compounding and distribution of medications, prepare intravenous admixtures and provide other pharmaceutical care services.
Graduates are eligible to take the National examination for certification as a Pharmacy Technician, PhT (PTCB).
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
- Identify drugs by generic and trade name.
- Calculate dosage and solution strength using different systems of measurement.
- Perform procedures and techniques related to aseptic compounding and parenteral admixture operations.
- Perform the pharmacy technician functions associated with an institutional and clinical drug distribution system.
- Define ethics and explain laws applicable to health care and the practice of pharmacy.
Admission to the program is limited by the availability of clinical sites. A separate application for program admission is required.
A student must maintain a 2.0 college-level cumulative GPA to remain in the program and successfully complete the program.
Clinical experience is dependent on the number of students, availability of clinical sites, student successful completion of pre-requisite didactic courses and maintenance of a 2.0 GPA.
This program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ASHP/ACPE), 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814; 301.664.8712, www.ashp.org.