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Pharmacy Technician (PHAR)

102: Pharmacy Practice/Lab. (4-3-3)
Prerequisite: CIS 099 or documentation of typing proficiency; enrollment in or completion of ALHT 116. Corequisite: PHAR 104
Instruction in the history, laws, dosage forms, billing inventory, extemporaneous compounding, pharmaceutical calculations, written and oral communications and professionalism. Laboratory instruction complements the lecture with hands-on experience in medication preparation, dispensing, calculations and business applications.

104: Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians. (5-5-0)
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in or credit for BLGY 120 or BLGY 224. Corequisite: PHAR 102
Basic pharmacology with emphasis on drug therapy. Course content includes drug laws, terminology, therapeutic classes of drugs, indications, side effects, contraindications, and generic and trade names and calculations.
Enrollment in PHAR 110, PHAR 120, and PHAR 151 is limited to those students who have been admitted to the second semester PTEC program phase of the program. All second PHAR courses (PHAR 110, PHAR 120, and PHAR 151) must be taken concurrently.

110: Sterile Products/Lab. (3-2-3)
Corequisite: PHAR 120
An introduction to aseptic techniques, admixture preparation, incompatibility and stability, irrigation solutions, calculations for intravenous solutions, total parenteral nutrition and chemotherapy. NPTA National Sterile Products Certification will be offered during this course.

120: Professional Practice Seminar. (2-2-0)
Corequisite: PHAR 110
An overview and review of pharmacy practice to prepare the student to take the national PTCB exam. Emphasis is placed on review of pharmacy law, calculations, compounding, pharmacology and pharmacy operations.

151: Pharmacy Clinical Practice. (7 hrs. credit)
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed, with a “C” or higher, all PHAR courses, qualification coursework and meet any other program specific requirements.
This course is designed for the PTEC clinical student who has successfully completed the didactic/lab/certification portion of the PTEC program. Students are assigned to at least two types of experiential training sites and work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist for approximately 400 hours. Emphasis is placed on assisting the pharmacist in serving patients, medication distribution, and inventory control, and pharmacy operations.

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