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Pharmacy Technician

This course series prepares students to take the national PTCB certification exam to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician.

Pharmacy Technicians assist pharmacists in hospitals or freestanding pharmacies. They are typically involved in customer interactions, insurance claim processing, maintaining inventories and filling prescriptions.

Prerequisites
  • Medical Terminology for Health Occupations
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health Occupations
  • Basic Math Skills for the Health Care Worker
  • CPR for Health Care Providers
  • HIPAA Training

Pharmacy Technician Courses

AHE 739 Pharmacy Technician Training I

Learn the role of the Pharmacy Technician in a pharmaceutical setting. This is the first of two courses preparing students to sit for the nationally recognized Pharmacy Technician Certifying Board (PTCB) certification.

AHE 740 Pharmacy Technician Training II

Expand upon the knowledge and skills gained in Pharmacy Technician I training. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pharmacy Technician I training. This is the second of two courses preparing students to sit for the nationally recognized Pharmacy Technician Certifying Board (PTCB) certification.

AHL 798 Introduction to Electronic Health Records (EHR) Training

Learn the fundamentals of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and prepare for national certification as a Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (EHRS). Textbook can be purchased at the CCBC Bookstore. Prerequisites: Medical Terminology for Health Occupations.

AHL 913 PTCB Exam Review

Prepare to take the PTCB Pharmacy Technician national certification examination. Content of the national exam, test taking strategies, application for the PTCB examination, registration with the Maryland Board of Pharmacy and seeking employment as a Pharmacy Technician are discussed. Topics include pharmacy calculations, brand and generic medications, interpreting prescriptions and laws pertaining to pharmacy technicians. Classroom, online and home assignments.