|In less than a year, you can become a pharmacy technician and assist pharmacists in the retail pharmacy, hospital, clinic, mail order, or pharmaceutical wholesalers industry. This course meets Maryland Board of Pharmacy regulations (pending approval). Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam and apply for registration with the Maryland Pharmacy Board. You will learn to provide medication and other healthcare products to patients; mix intravenous solutions, count medication and label bottles; receive electronic and written prescriptions and refills; process computerized order entry; verify complete and accurate prescriptions; use dosage calculation and conversions; compound (sterile and non-sterile); and inventory prescription and over-the-counter medications. Instructional delivery includes both face-to-face classroom sessions and an online component. You must be computer literate and have Internet access to be successful. Assess your readiness for this course by going to www.harford.edu/online and taking the quiz, "Is distance learning right for you?". You must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. Prerequisites include Foundations of Healthcare, HIPAA Compliance, Healthcare Professionalism, Healthcare Provider CPR, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Introduction to Business Computing, Law & Medical Ethics, Math for Healthcare Careers, and Medical Terminology. You may test out of selected prerequisites by making an appointment at the Test Center (443-412-2352) and requesting exams for HIPAA (HIPA), Human Anatomy & Physiology (HAP), Math (ACEA), and Medical Terminology (MTER). Textbooks required. Additional costs (subject to change) due prior to completion of the program include a criminal background check $60, drug test $55, Maryland Board of Pharmacy registration $45, and Pharmacy Technician Certification Board examination $129. These are all at the student's expense. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.|
|Course: 25522 Tuition: $1395 Course Fee: $79 |
Meeting Day(s): Sat. 2/1/2014 - 6/21/2014 Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM 16 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 018 Instructor: A. Adjei-Amegashie
No class on 3/22, 3/29, 4/19, 5/17, & 5/24. Must also enroll in 25523, 35199, & 35200.