Pharmacy Technician Courses
A pharmacy technician needs a broad background in medicine, chemistry, mathematics and nutrition. All of these fields play an important role in pharmacology, the science that deals with the preparation, uses and effects of drugs.
As a student in Everest's Pharmacy Technician program, you'll attend courses that focus on these and related subjects. Your Pharmacy Technician courses can provide a strong academic and clinical background in the areas of:
- Pharmacy Administration
- Pharmaceutical Calculations
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Digestive, Respiratory and Reproductive Systems
- Medical Terminology
- Health Care Systems
As you move through the Pharmacy Technician program, you'll have an opportunity to develop strong customer service, communication and interpersonal skills. These will help you interact with patients, coworkers and health care professionals when you're on the job. Having strong mathematical and organizational skills can help you manage inventories, count and measure medication, and use computers.
Note: This Pharmacy Technician program description is not necessarily reflective of every Pharmacy Technician program offered across all Everest campuses. This is a summary of general topics learned within most schools. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about what is taught in the Pharmacy Technician program near you.
Upon graduating from the Pharmacy Technician program, you should:
- Have a marketable knowledge base in pharmaceutical and medical terminology, abbreviations and symbols used in prescribing, dispensing, and documenting medications
- Be able to perform the essential functions related to drug procurement and inventory control
- Have a working knowledge of manufacturing and packaging operations, including the physical and chemical nature of drugs used in a pharmacy
- Understand the packaging and labeling requirements, as well as the manufacturing techniques used for drug dispensing
- Be able to perform pharmaceutical calculations, including conversions, working with pediatric dosages, parenteral and IV dosages, admixtures, and compounding dosages
- Understand aseptic techniques, parenteral admixtures, compounding procedures, and microbiology as it applies to disease and the use of aseptic techniques in the health care field
Want to know more about Everest's pharmacy technician programs? Contact Everest today. A friendly Everest representative will get back to you immediately to answer your questions.