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2017-18 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

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The Pharmacy Technician certificate program prepares the student to perform a wide variety of pharmacy related tasks under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist, either in an out-patient setting or an inpatient setting. Successful completion of the program will qualify the student to take a National Certification Exam.

Credit Hours Required: 20

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Note: There are special admission requirements for the Pharmacy Technician Program. An application for the program is available online at www.yc.edu/pharmacy. Students must be at least 18 years of age prior to the start of the third semester of the program and have a high school diploma or GED; an Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card; TB skin test or chest X-ray specifying absence of tuberculosis; CPR for Healthcare Providers card; immunizations outlined in application; reading proficiency. Admission to the program is once yearly in the summer session. Call 928.771.6122 for details.


Program Requirements

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Manage medical records adhering to security and privacy guidelines as outlined in HIPAA regulations. (PHT 120)
  2. Use communication skills essential for the healthcare provider. (AHS 296, PHT 100, PHT 120)
  3. Identify the relationship between anatomy/physiology, disease states and drugs affecting the respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, nervous, integumentary, endocrine, gastrointestinal, reproductive, ENT systems and over-the-counter drugs. (AHS 296, PHT 110, PHT 125)
  4. Prepare, dispense, package and label drugs. (AHS 296, PHT 120)
  5. Apply technical skills to unit-dose dispensing, non-sterile asceptic techniques, and controlled substance procedures in an inpatient and outpatient setting. (AHS 296, PHT 120)
  6. Calculate drug dosages: oral, parenteral, pediatric and by body surface area. (AHS 296, PHT 110)
  7. Show mastery of content by passing the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam. (AHS 296, PHT 100, PHT 110, PHT 120, PHT 125, PHT 200)

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