Train for a career as a pharmacy technician and earn the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certificate, which meets or exceeds employment requirements in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. An optional 80-hour clinical externship is available at no added fee once you successfully complete the course completion.
Pharmacy technicians work closely with pharmacists to prepare medications for patients, which includes retrieving drugs in the correct dosage form and strength, measuring the appropriate amount of drug and producing a prescription label. It’s recommended that you’ve taken math and science in high school. A high school diploma or GED is required to sit for the PTCB exam.
A lot to learn
- Pharmacy-specific medical terminology
- Dosage calculations
- I.V. flow rates
- Drug compounding
- Dose conversions
- Dispensing prescriptions
- Inventory control
- Billing and reimbursement
Many opportunities to launch your career
- Retail pharmacies
- Mail order pharmacies
- Home infusion pharmacies
- Long term care facilities
- Pharmacy benefit managers
Cost: $1,299.00 student tuition
Location: Main Campus
This course is only offered during the spring semester.
To register, call the Workforce and Community Education Office at 740.699.3869.