Pharmacy Technician (PTEC)

PTEC 100 Pharmacy Technician, Introduction

Course orients students to pharmacy practice and the work of pharmacy technicians. It covers pharmacy technician registration process and educational requirements, the role of the technician, duties and tasks technicians perform as regulated by pharmacy law, and the necessary abilities and skills for a successful career as a pharmacy technician. (Apportionment)

PTEC 105 36 Hours Pharmacy Operations Lab

Prerequisite(s): PTEC 100 Pharmacy Technician, Introduction and COMP 685 Beginning Keyboarding or Keyboarding Challenge Exam with a pass rate of 30 net words a minute.

This course is an introduction to the operations of a pharmacy and provides students with a working knowledge of its structural, functional, business and inter-relational aspects within the health care system. The course also covers the basics of compounding, medication distribution and inventory control. (Apportionment)

PTEC 110 36 Hours Pharmaceutical Mathematics

Includes a review of basic mathematics focusing on its application to common pharmaceutical calculations; terminology, abbreviations and units needed to perform pharmaceutical calculations; and how to interpret pharmaceutical documents using acquired pharmaceutical math knowledge. (Apportionment)

PTEC 115 36 Hours Pharmacology I

Prerequisite(s): MEDO 105 Medical Terminology.

Students will learn the principles of pharmacology. Students will review classifications of medicines, trade and generic names, side effects and drug interactions related to the neurological, visual, auditory, integumentary, and musculoskeletal body systems. Over-the-counter drugs including antihistamines, anti-inflammatory, analgesics, vitamins and natural substances will be covered. (Apportionment)

PTEC 120 36 Hours Pharmacology II

Prerequisite(s): MEDO 105 Medical Terminology.

Students will learn the principles of pharmacology. Students will review classifications of medicines, trade and generic names, side effects and drug interactions related to the cardiovascular, blood, respiratory, urinary, digestive, endocrine and reproductive body systems. Anti-infectives, vaccines, oncology agents, as well as fluid and electrolytes are covered. (Apportionment)

PTEC 200 48 Hours Pharmacy Technician, Lab for the In-Patient

Prerequisite(s): PTEC 105 Pharmacy Operations Lab and PTEC 110 Pharmaceutical Mathematics and PTEC 115 Pharmacology I and PTEC 120 Pharmacology II.

Course covers the preparation of medications given by intravenous, epidural and subcutaneous routes of administration. The student will learn aseptic techniques, pharmacy IV calculations, drug compatibilities and stabilities, IV therapy management, and specialized equipment. The laboratory incorporates use of laminar and vertical flow hoods and computerized software for IV preparation. (Apportionment)

PTEC 205 48 Hours Pharmacy Technician, Lab for the Out-Patient

Prerequisite(s): MEDO 105 Medical Terminology and PTEC 105 Pharmacy Operations Lab and PTEC 115 Pharmacology I and PTEC 120 Pharmacology II.

This course is designed to provide pharmacy technician students with practical experience in a simulated out-patient pharmacy setting. It includes hands-on experience working with a computerized pharmacy management system in the retail setting, third party billing and telephone etiquette. (Apportionment)