Aspire Health Intitute

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

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Course Description
Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared for an entry-level pharmacy technician position in the health care industry. Positions are available in Retail Pharmacies, Hospital Pharmacies, and any Pharmaceutical Business. Students are trained in dosage and solution preparations, medication preparation in sterile and non-sterile environments, record keeping functions associated with dispensing pharmaceuticals and processing insurance claims and maintaining drug inventory. The program is 16 weeks long and consists of five modules. The first four modules are 36 hours each and are conducted in a classroom and laboratory environment on campus. Tests and/or quizzes are administered weekly during each didactic module; however, there is no final examination for the program. The final module is spent in an externship consisting of 80 hours of on-the-job training at an approved extern employment site in the community. Upon successful completion, students are prepared to sit for the NHA National Certification Exam.

 

Licensure / Certification
Although not required for employment, certification reflects the competency learned and skills obtained through this training and provides an advantage when seeking employment. Students are encouraged to obtain a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

 

Employment Outlook
Pharmacy Technicians can work in Retail Pharmacies, Hospitals, Community health centers, Insurance companies, Pharmaceutical companies, Nursing homes, Assisted Living facilities, and Treatment centers.

 

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