This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the health care industry; planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, and health, safety, and environmental issues.
The content includes but is not limited to the metric system, medical terminology, medicinal drugs, pharmaceutical compounding, USP 795 standards, sterile techniques, USP 797 and USP 800 standards, maintenance of inventory, IV preparation, receiving and handling of hazardous materials, preparing purchase orders, receiving and checking supplies purchased, printing labels, typing prescription labels, delivering medications, pricing prescription drug orders and supplies, prepackaging unit dose packages, patient record systems, control records, data processing automation in pharmacy, computer application, employability skills, leadership, and human relations skills, health and safety, including CPR.
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.