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Pharmacy Technician Basic Certificate

City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Pharmacy Technician

Continuing Education Certificate (CEC)

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The Pharmacy Technician basic certificate program provides comprehensive training that prepares students to enter the pharmacy field to work in hospitals, community, and retail pharmacies. Emphasis is placed on definitions of drugs by name and the reading and interpretation of medical prescriptions. Students will also learn I.V. flow rate, dosage calculations, drug compounding and dose conversions, inventory control and much more. Clinical hands-on experience will be included. The program is designed to prepare students national certification examinations.​     

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* THIS PROGRAM IS PENDING ICCB APPROVAL

Details: Continuing Education Certificate (CEC)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

8.5

Program/Plan Number

802

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes
 

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

 CH

Program Core Requirements

8.5  CH
CE Health
CE HLTH 171
Pharmacy I
This course will take students through the history of pharmacy as well as the current roles and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician today. The student will explore different career opportunities and paths throughout the field of pharmacy. The introductory course will develop the basic terminology of pharmacy as well as the basic calculations used. The student will be introduced to the laws and ethnics that the foundation of pharmacy is built on and the patients have come to expect of the profession. The course will include lecture and role playing activities. As part of the pharmacy law, the student will be expected to obtain an IL State Technician License (cost of online application, $41.50). Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CE HLTH 172
Pharmacy II
This course will include building on the skills developed in Pharmacy I by continuing with pharmacy terminology and calculations; will also have a "hands-on" compounding sections as well as an introduction to inventory management and third party billing. The student will continue learning via lecture and hands on compounding activities. WWriting assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CE HLTH 171 and concurrent enrollment in CE HLTH 173.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CE HLTH 173
Pharmacy III
This course is a clinical experience in a working pharmacy. The student is assigned a preceptor and given worksheets and activities to complete while in the "live" pharmacy environment. The preceptor will be licensed pharmacist at the location they are assigned. The student will complete activities around workflow, inventory, patient "pick-up", cash management, third party billing, prescription production, and computer order processing along with patient record keeping. The experience will have a concentration on customer service skills and confidentiality of patient records. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in STHLTH 171 and concurrent enrollment in STHLTH 172 and Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

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Elective Program Requirements

 CH

Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

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