This program is designed to provide the students with the basics
for an entry-level position in the pharmaceutical industry as a
. The curriculum provides the student with a general knowledge of the
principles of pharmacology and pharmacy law. The student will learn the
foundation of drug therapy, administration, preparation, and distribution
in retail and institutional pharmacy operations. This program is approved
by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Pharmacy number # RTTP344.
This program is designed to provide students with a foundation in
. It consists of a hands-on approach to the most widely used training
in pharmaceutical facilities throughout America. All the Pharmacy courses
including Pharmacy Insurance, Pharmacology Calculations, Foundations of
Hospital & Pharmacy, Drug Therapy & Administration, Retail Pharmacy
& Pharmacology, Pharmacy Practice for Technicians, Review for National
Certification Exam, and Pharmacy Operations & Management are considered
the backbone of the program. Other course like Medical Terminology, Anatomy
& Physiology, Principles of Pharmacology, Pharmacy Law and Mental health
& Alternative Medicine places emphasis as a support roles. The Career
and Professional Development course enable the student to focus their attention
on resume writing and job interview techniques.
This program is taught in two modalities:
Blended (a combination of Interactive Distance Leaning (IDL) and Face-to-Face)
Externship is the only course that must be taken in a retail pharmaceutical
facility where pharmaceutical tasks are performed under the supervision
of a certified Pharmacist.
Anatomy and Physiology
Principles of Pharmacology
Foundations of Hospital and Pharmacy
Drug Therapy and Administration
Retail Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Mental Health and Alternative Medicine
Pharmacy Practice for Technicians
Review for National Certification Exam
Pharmacy Operations and Management
Career and Professional Development
Pharmacy Technician Externship
MED 001 Medical Terminology (Credits 3 - 30 Hours)
This course is an introduction to medical terminology. Students will learn the current medical nomenclature as well as the Latin prefixes, roots, and suffixes that translate their medical meaning. In addition, students will learn to use the medical references and resources for research and practice.
MED 006 Anatomy and Physiology (Credits 3 - 30 Hours)
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic anatomy of the human body as well as the individual functions of the organs. Classes are structured starting from the elemental atom, and progressing in complexity until the organism is fully integrated as a functional unit.
MED 051 Pharmacy Insurance (Credits 3 - 50 Hours)
This course is designed to help students become familiar with the insurance claim forms for the different providers such as private insurance plans, government plans, retirement benefits, workers compensation, and military insurance programs.
MED 054 Pharmacology Calculations (Credits 3 - 50 Hours)
This course is designed to enable students understand the importance of the accuracy in the drugs dosages, compounds and mixtures as well as the prevention of medication errors such as overdosing or under dosing.
MED 056 Principles of Pharmacology (Credits 4 - 40 Hours)
This course is designed to introduce the students to an overview of drug interactions, side effects and toxicology. It is also an opportunity to acquire knowledge about the anti-microbial and the patient’s adjustment to the drug regiment, including their adverse effects.
MED 057 Pharmacy Law (Credits 4 - 40 Hours)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the legal and ethical aspects of pharmacy law. Students will become acquainted with Federal and State laws which regulate the pharmacy practices.
MED 052 Foundations of Hospital and Pharmacy (Credits 3 - 40 Hours)
This course is designed to provide the student with an overall understanding of common tasks performed by a pharmacy technician in a hospital setting. Tasks include policies and procedures, responsibilities of the patient, and outpatient procedures. Students will familiarize themselves with intravenous flow rates of large volume and a small volume of IV, infusion of IV are discussed and calculated. Hands-on skills in the laboratory practice setting are performed.
MED 053 Drug Therapy and Administration (Credits 3 - 50 Hours)
This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of the right drug administration and delivery. Students will also become familiar with the aspects of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics and toxicology
MED 055 Retail Pharmacy And Pharmacology (Credits 3 - 50 Hours)
This course provides students with the skills required to process prescription orders, production, repacking, labels, charges and payments. Students will practice extemporaneous compounding and non- sterile preparation.
MED 059 Mental Health and Alternative Medicine (Credits 4 - 40 Hours)
This course emphasis on mental disorders includes a wide range of problems, including Anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorders as well as post-traumatic medications. Students will learn the most common medication errors, alternative medication, and Food & Drug Interactions.
MED 060 Pharmacy Practice for Technicians (Credits 3.5 - 60 Hours)
This course is designed to study the therapeutic agents, properties, actions and effects on the human body and their role in the management of disease, specifically in the management of pharmacy medication therapy as practiced in the retail setting. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define various disease processes, patterns, and pathogenic organisms.
MED 061 Review for National Certification Exam (Credits 5 - 80 Hours)
This course prepares the student for the national certification test. National certification develops, maintains, promotes and administers a nationally accredited certification and recertification program for pharmacy technicians. It enables the most effective support of pharmacists to advance patient safety.
This course is designed to provide the students with hands-on training and help them master the information and skills necessary to be successful pharmacy technicians. The various activities will challenge their knowledge, help further key concepts, and allow students to gauge their understanding of the subject matter studied in the program.
SLS1401 - Career And Professional Development (Credits 4 - 50 Hours)
This course is designed to help the student develop the necessary skills and knowledge needed to enter the current job market. This preparation will be accomplished by helping students improve their communication skills in a business environment, their resume writing skills as well as their job searching and job interviewing techniques.
This 180-hour externship is designed to provide the student with supervised, practical hands-on and observational experience in a working pharmacy. Students will be expected to gain experiences in either a hospital pharmacy or a community (retail) pharmacy. Students will gain exposure on-the-job experience and training in a pharmacy setting. Skills learned will be put to the test on a daily basis. The student will gain experience in all aspect of drug preparation and distribution utilization.
Prerequisite: to participate in the “Pharmacy Technician” externship program, students must have earned passing grades in every course in quarters one and two.
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