PHARMACY TECH CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Includes the next 2 courses:
1) Math for Pharmacy Technicians
CSA 520 Z1: Friday: 6:00-9:00 PM;
12 weeks; Cost: $200
This course provides students with the pharmacy calculation skills necessary to adequately perform their duty as pharmacy technicians. The course covers, among other things, metric measurements application, measurement conversion, prescription and medication dosage, drug weigh, the apothecary unit, and business math for pharmacy technicians. This course is a pre/corequisite for the Pharmacy Tech training.
2) Pharmacy Technician Training
CSA 522 Z1: Monday & Wednesday: 6:00P.M. - 9:30P.M.;
12 weeks; Cost: $1,200
This training program which prepares students for the PTCB National Exam introduces them to all aspects of the pharmacy practice. Topics include: pharmacy calculations and medication dosage forms, routes of administration, abbreviations, pharmacy law, and the ethical roles of the pharmacy technician. Students will learn to interpret prescriptions involving oral medications, intravenous therapy and the compounding of liquids, creams, ointments, and suppositories. Topics will also include drug classes, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, and drug interactions, adapted specifically for the pharmacy technician. Finally, topics of discussion will include: liability, interpreting medication orders, drug information resources, compounding, medication errors, and institutional, ambulatory, and home care pharmacy practice. Internship is offered. High School diploma/GED, Immunization, and CORI required. This program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy.
Division of Continuing Education: 617-541-5306