The Pharmacy Technician works as an assistant to a Registered Pharmacist, assisting or relieving the Pharmacist in routine technical and clerical duties and functioning in strict accordance with standard written procedures and guidelines under the supervision of the professional Pharmacist Students, using their own laptop computers, learn how to access patient profiles, input drug orders, and print prescription labels. They learn how to fill prescriptions and aseptic technique for intravenous drug admixture in the College's state-of-the art teaching lab.
The significant change in the health care delivery system has created excellent job opportunities for the Pharmacy Technician. Graduates are employed in hospital, retail, or related industrial settings.
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|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|BIOL 1004||Intro Anatomy & Phys||3|
|HLTH 1106||Medical Terminology||2|
|PHRM 1001||Fund Concepts of Pharmacy||1|
|PHRM 1002||Pharmacy Calculations||2|
|PHRM 2001||Pharmacy Prin/Prac I||4|
|PHRM 2002||Pharmacy Prin/Prac II||5|
|PHRM 2004||Professional Prac/Law||3|
|CHEM 1020||Intro to Chemistry||4|
|SSCI 1101||Human Relations||3|
|MN Transfer Curriculum Electives||3|
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1. Appropriate Next Generation Accuplacer scores or successful completion of ENGL 0095, MATH 0098 before entering any PHRM courses.
2. Students who have completed BIOL2260 and BIOL2262 may substitute both courses for BIOL1004.
3. Completion and approval for clinical participation of the Minnesota Department of Humans Services Licensing Division Background Study and fingerprinting (cost approximately $10) prior to enrollment in PHRM courses. Completion and approval for clinical participation of a National Background Study through Castle Branch. Cost $45.75 first year, $26 second year (if needed).
4. All required courses for the program must be completed with a grade of C or better.
5. Completion of the College Health Screening & Immunization information requirements through Castle Branch (cost $45) prior to enrollment in PHRM courses.
6. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers (American Heart Association) certification prior to enrollment in PHRM 2010 and 2012.
7. Refer to the Program Handbook for time limits on transfer of technical and general education credits and for specific program progression policies.
* Health and Human Services students must comply with both Minnesota law and clinical facility requirements related to immunizations and background screenings.
* Students who do not comply with the required health and immunization requirements may not be permitted to attend clinical which WILL affect program progression and completion.
Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The program is accredited by the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists.
Whether you're looking for a stepping stone to a four-year degree, hands-on training to jump start your career, or something in between - you'll find it at Northland.
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