About the Pharmacy Technician Certificate
The Pharmacy Technician certificate program prepares the student to perform a wide variety of pharmacy related tasks under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist, either in an out-patient setting or an inpatient setting. Successful completion of the program will qualify the student to take a National Certification Exam.
Students must be at least 18 years of age prior to the start of the third semester of the program and have a high school diploma or GED; an Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card; TB skin test or chest X-ray specifying absence of tuberculosis; CPR for Healthcare Providers card; immunizations outlined in application; reading proficiency. Admission to program is once yearly in the summer session. An application for the program is available online at www.yc.edu/pharmacy.
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Upon successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician Certificate program, the learner will be able to:
- Manage medical records adhering to security and privacy guidelines as outlined in HIPAA regulations. (PHT120)
- Use communication skills essential for the healthcare provider. (AHS296, PHT100, PHT120)
- Identify the relationship between anatomy/physiology, disease states and drugs affecting the respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, nervous, integumentary, endocrine, gastrointestinal, reproductive, ENT systems and over-the-counter drugs. (AHS296, PHT110, PHT125)
- Prepare, dispense, package and label drugs. (AHS296, PHT120)
- Apply technical skills to unit-dose dispensing, non-sterile aseptic techniques, and controlled substance procedures in an inpatient and outpatient setting. (AHS296, PHT120)
- Calculate drug dosages: oral, parenteral, pediatric and by body surface area. (AHS296, PHT110)
- Show mastery of content by passing the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam. (AHS296, PHT100, PHT110, PHT120, PHT125, PHT200)