Pharmacy Technician

The need for quality pharmacy technicians is on the rise nationally and in Connecticut. Designed in partnership with the Connecticut Pharmacists Association, this comprehensive program will prepare you for an entry-level position in community, hospital, or long-term care settings.

 

Course highlights include medical terminology specific to the pharmacy; reading and interpreting prescriptions; and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculation; I.V. flow rate; drug compounding; and dose conversion. Dispensing of prescriptions; inventory control; billing, and insurance reimbursement will also be discussed. This course is also an excellent review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam. The fee for this exam is not included in the course cost.

NOTE: Background checks are required for most allied health positions. Students with felony convictions may have difficulty obtaining employment in these fields. 

OTHER INFORMATION

The course will prepare you to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam, which is a separate cost. Those with a felony conviction may not be able to take the certification exam. Please contact PTCB for more information on felony convictions: http://www.ptcb.org/

PREREQUISITES

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Basic computer skills
  • Pass assessment tests for reading and math. Call our information center at (860) 906-5130 to schedule testing. Individuals with college experience may request the assessment tests be waived.

COURSES

Course Code: HMED G5356

Fall 2018

Day/Time: Mon/Wed/Fri, 9:30am to 12:30pm

Room: 318

Instructor: Peter Sposato

Cost: $1,199

 

Course Code: HMED G5356

Fall 2018

Day/Time: Tue/Thu, 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Room: 303

Instructor: Peter Sposato

Cost: $1,199