Pharmacy Technician

Program Level: Certificates, Continuing Education
Department: Workforce Training Network
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: PAC

WHY BE A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN? As the population ages, careers in healthcare are more in demand than ever. It’s equal parts science and customer service: fulfill prescriptions and a desire to help keep people healthy! A career as a pharmacy technician is one of the many options available to you. Not only is it an interesting field, but also one that is growing with flexibility. If you like helping others then this career is for you.  

 

Introduction to Pharmacy

Become a licensed Pharmacy Technician and thrive in this industry-leading profession. Prepare for a variety of pharmacy settings by learning to recognize and translate medical terminology and abbreviations, drug delivery systems, law and ethics, prescription and medication orders, and the health care system. In addition, practice reading and interpreting drug orders, describe quality assurance and utilize pharmacy references.

 

Pharmaceutical Mathematics I

Learn how to read, interpret, and solve basic problems faced in the preparation and distribution of drugs. In addition, become familiar with conversion of measurements within the apothecary and metric systems with emphasis on the metric system of weight and volume.

 

Pharmaceutical Mathematics II

Learn to perform advance dosage calculation by using multiple conversion of measurements within the apothecary and metric systems. Cover ratio and proportion, percentage, dilution and concentration, intravenous (IV) flow rates, and solving dosage problems.

 

Pharmacy Drug Therapy & Treatment

Learn about therapeutic agents, their classifications, properties, actions, and effects on the human body and their role in the management of a disease. Receive detailed information regarding drug dosages, side effects, interactions, toxicities, and incompatibilities.

 

Community Pharmacy Practice

Become well informed in the areas of communication and pharmacy law. Learn about the laws, regulations and court decisions on federal, state, and local levels and the ethical considerations which control and influence pharmacy practice. Role-play, to better understand the responsibilities of the pharmacy technician and the pharmacist in a pharmacy setting.  

 

Ethics and Texas Pharmacy Law

Become well informed in the areas of communication and pharmacy law. Learn about the laws, regulations and court decisions on federal, state, and local levels and the ethical considerations which control and influence pharmacy practice. Role-play, to better understand the responsibilities of the pharmacy technician and the pharmacist in a pharmacy setting.

 

Intravenous Admixture & Sterile

Compounding Become well informed in the areas of communication and pharmacy law. Learn about the laws, regulations and court decisions on federal, state, and local levels and the ethical considerations which control and influence pharmacy practice. Role-play, to better understand the responsibilities of the pharmacy technician and the pharmacist in a pharmacy setting.

 

Certification Review

Review for your certification exam!

  • David Rutkoski 

    Phone: 210-486-3411
    Email: drutkoski@alamo.edu
    Campus: Palo Alto College (PAC)
    Building: Sabine Hall (SABINE) Room 115

  • Campus: Palo Alto College (PAC)
    Building:  Palomino Center (PC) 103 
    Phone: (210) 21ALAMO 
                  (210) 212-5266

  • Angela Garcia 

    Phone: 210-486-3325
    Email:  agarcia221@alamo.edu
    Campus: Palo Alto College (PAC)
    Building: Sabine Hall (SABINE) Room 101