FALL 2024: Registration deadline: Aug. 16 (or when full)

SECTION DATELOCATIONSCHEDULE/THEORYREGISTER
52888Aug. 27 – Dec. 9OnlineOnline
*Limited to 50 students

SPRING 2025

SECTION DATELOCATIONSCHEDULE/THEORYREGISTER
Jan. 14 – April 24OnlineOnline
*Limited to 50 students
Opens Oct. 14 @ 9 a.m.

PREREQUISITE:   

  • High School/High School Equivalency Diploma

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Basic Algebra Math Skills; The Pharmacy Tech course requires students to have strong math skills, basic knowledge of Algebra. Please refer to this webpage: https://ptcbtestprep.com/pharmacy-technician-math-study-guide/
  • Computer Skills; This course is 100% online via Blackboard. Students should have good computer skills in order to maneuver through the program.
  • E-mail and Computer access with Internet

COURSE FEES:

  • Registration: $180
  • Textbooks: Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice 6th Edition and Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice Workbook and Lab Manual 6th Edition (workbook is optional)
    1) Paperback Package: $123.88, plus tax (hard copies mailed to your address) OR
    2) eBook Package: $98.68, plus tax (access to electronic copies only)
    Students will be provided a link in their Welcome email for direct purchase from the Publisher. You will select the paperback OR the eBook package. Do not purchase outside of the provided link.
  • National Board exam through PTCB : $129
    Students must apply for the exam within 60 days of completing the course. Exam is not covered by scholarship funds.


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:

  • Scholarships are available for Person or Caswell County Residents, of 1 year or more, to cover registration fee only. The link to apply will be sent via email with your payment instructions once you have been registered for the course.
  • Students residing outside Person and Caswell Counties or those needing assistance to pay for full course are encouraged to contact their local NC Works or Telamon Corporation Office to find out if they qualify for their services.


TOPICS COVERED:

  • Understand the practice of pharmacy
  • Identify and understand the regulatory agencies and laws that affect the practice of pharmacy
  • Recognize and process drug orders in both retail and institutional environments
  • Describe the process for bringing new drugs to market through the NDA process
  • Describe the naming of drug products and the patent process
  • Understand the use of the patient profile and hospital charts in drug use and patient monitoring
  • Order, maintain, and control pharmacy inventory including the disposition of expired or recalled medications
  • Identify and understand the differences required in handling-controlled substances and their drug orders
  • Demonstrate proficiency in pharmacy calculations involved in the practice of pharmacy (Basic Algebra skills required)
  • Demonstrate sterile product compounding and aseptic techniques
  • Discuss pharmacology and the concept of pharmacological classes of medications
  • Discuss pharmacokinetics and factors that can affect drug kinetics
  • Demonstrate ability to engage in the administrative duties of the pharmacy
  • Identify and understand the ways pharmacy technicians support the pharmacist in the performance of their duties
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam or the National Healthcareer Association (ExCPT) exam.