This course combines foundations of pharmacology, pharmaceutical care and knowledge with hands-on applications. Students will explore real-world application of a pharmacy technician working with a licensed pharmacist in a variety of clinical and retail settings. We explore pharmacy history and laws, federal and state regulations and ethics, medical and pharmaceutical terminology, pharmacy calculations and conversions, sterile and non-sterile compounding, and communicative customer service. Students will also examine essential medical topics such as body systems, common diseases and conditions, and medication errors. This course prepares students to sit for the nationally recognized Pharmacy Technician Certification Exams. This preparation includes learning the 200 most common medications.
Prerequisite: Algebra I
Length: 1 Year
Credits: 2 Credits (1.0 CTE / 1.0 Life Science)
Certifications: Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association CPR/FAS/AED