Pharmacy Technician Courses

PHTC 101, Pharmacy Technician I - Theory
Lec-157.5

PREREQ: Intermediate algebra or higher COREQ: PHTC 102 ADVISE: Readiness for college-level English or ESL 188

Prepares students to work as technicians in pharmacies under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. Drug classification and indications; pharmacy laws, rules and regulations; storage, inventory, and record keeping of drugs; drug dose calculations and pharmacy math; basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology, abbreviations, and symbols used in prescriptions.

CSU
Units: 9
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHTC 102, Pharmacy Technician I - Clinical
Lec-70 Lab-157.5

COREQ: PHTC 101

Application of pharmaceutical knowledge, pharmacy law, pharmaceutical calculations, and terminology to a lab and clinical setting, as well as work with storage and labeling of drug requirements, sterile and non-sterile products preparation, and computerized record keeping.

CSU
Units: 7
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHTC 102A, Health Care Mathematics
Lec-36

Introduction to mathematical calculations required for health care professionals. Emphasis on the use of ratio and proportion method, percentage and basic algebraic equations to determine drug dosing. Topics include various measurement systems for calculating oral and parenteral drug dosages.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHTC 103, Pharmacy Technician II - Theory
Lec-157.5

PREREQ.: PHTC 101

Advanced drug classification, mechanism of action, indications, and side effects; preparation of intravenous additives and chemotherapeutic agents; record keeping of legend and controlled drugs; anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, and pharmaceutical calculations, and pharmacy law as they pertain to pharmacy practice.

CSU
Units: 9
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHTC 104, Pharmacy Technician II - Clinical
Lec-35 Lab-164

PREREQ.: PHTC 102 COREQ.: PHTC 103

Application of advanced drug preparation skills to various clinical settings as well as maintaining inventory, storage requirements, drug selection, preparation and filling of prescriptions. Emphasis on quality assurance and the use of automated technology as related to preparation of IV admixtures and chemotherapeutic agents.

CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHTC 104A, Pharmacy Technician Clinical Preparation
Lec-87.5

PREREQ: PHTC 101; PHTC 102 COREQ: PHTC 103; PHTC 104B

Application of advanced drug preparation skills to various clinical settings as well as maintaining inventory, storage requirements, drug selection, preparation and filling of prescriptions. Emphasis on quality assurance and the use of automated technology as related to preparation of IV admixtures and chemotherapeutic agents.

CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHTC 104B, Pharmacy Technician Externship

PREREQ: PHTC 101 and PHTC 102 COREQ: PHTC 103 and PHTC 104A

A supervised work experience in developing a professional relationship with patients, pharmacy staff, and other health care personnel in a retail pharmacy and hospital setting focusing on professional attitudes and work-related entry-level competencies. One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours of unpaid or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable