This program prepares students for employment as Pharmacy Technicians in a hospital, clinic or retail pharmacy. The content includes safe and efficient work practices, legal and ethical responsibilities. The program also introduces medical terminology, medicinal drugs, pharmaceutical compounding, sterile techniques, maintenance of inventory, IV preparation and prepackaging of unit dose medications.
It focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Health Care Industry; planning, management, fi nance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety and environmental issues.
This occupation has an average wage of $13.81 an hour, based on the Florida Occupational Employment and Wages for Polk County.
|Course #||OCP||Course Title||Hours|
|HSC0003||A||Basic Healthcare Worker||90|
|PTN0084||B||Pharmacy Technician 1||360|
|PTN0085||Pharmacy Technician 2||300|
|PTN0086||Pharmacy Technician 3||300|
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (CPhT). To obtain employment as a Pharmacy Technician, students will need to register with the Board of Pharmacy.