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    Certified Pharmacy Technician

    This interactive and multimedia-rich course is designed for people who don’t have any experience in the healthcare industry. With that said, it can also be an excellent opportunity for existing professionals to increase their knowledge on the subject. This pharmacy technician course will cover how to: • Handle prescription requests • Measure medications • Package and label prescriptions • Work with patient records • Process prescription insurance claims Our program includes a range of assessment requirements for our students. This way, you can ensure that you’re ready to make a name for yourself when you begin your career. Once you complete this course and become a pharmacy technician, you can secure a job in a retail pharmacy or hospital pharmacy.

    Program Name

    Certified Pharmacy Technician

    Program Code

    HF-PHA-02

    Website Short Description

    This interactive and multimedia-rich course is designed for people who don’t have any experience in the healthcare industry. With that said, it can also be an excellent opportunity for existing professionals to increase their knowledge on the subject.
    This pharmacy technician course will cover how to:
    • Handle prescription requests
    • Measure medications
    • Package and label prescriptions
    • Work with patient records
    • Process prescription insurance claims
    Our program includes a range of assessment requirements for our students. This way, you can ensure that you’re ready to make a name for yourself when you begin your career.
    Once you complete this course and become a pharmacy technician, you can secure a job in a retail pharmacy or hospital pharmacy. In addition to that, you can also work alongside a registered pharmacist in a laboratory.
    Our program also includes an exam voucher and prep material for the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
    Your certification is the first step to advancing your career as a pharmacist or healthcare professional. Also, the continual development of drugs has increased the demand for pharmacy technicians, making the job market even more competitive. So, certification can greatly improve your opportunities for landing a job as a pharmacy technician.

    Duration

    12 months

    Hours

    555

    Language

    English

    Prerequisites

    This program does not have any prerequisites.

    Outline

    Module 1: Healthcare Fundamentals
    • The History of Healthcare
    • Healthcare Etiquette
    • Professional Situations and Applications
    Module 2: Communication in Healthcare
    • Healthcare Teams
    • Team Success
    • Champions
    Module 3: Medical Documentation and Record Keeping: HIPAA
    • Use and Disclosure
    • Real Life Scenarios
    • HIPAA Laws, Policies, and Requirements
    Module 4: OSHA Infection Control Compliance
    • Introduction to Infection Control
    • Personal Protection
    • Protection of the Office Environment
    • Instruments, Specialized Equipment & Laboratory Specimens
    • Infectious Patients & Healthcare Workers
    • Waste Management Plan
    • Chemical Disinfection
    • Heat Sterilization
    • Exposure Control
    • General Safety Standards
    • Employee Training
    • OSHA'S Required Records
    Module 5: Medical Terminology
    • Word Structure
    • Prefix, Root Word, and Suffix
    • Organization of the Body
    • Diagnostic Testing and Radiology
    Module 6: Anatomy & Physiology
    • Anatomy and Physiology Basics
    • The Musculoskeletal System
    • The Integumentary System
    • The Digestive System
    • The Urinary System
    Module 7: Pharmacy Practice and Federal Requirements
    • Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Responsibilities
    • The Pharmacy Technician Role
    • The Pharmacy Setting and Operations
    Module 8: Medications
    • Dosage Forms and Routes of Administration
    • Drug Information References
    • Drug Classifications
    • Over the Counter Medications
    • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    Module 9: Patient Safety and Quality Assurance
    • Aseptic Technique and Sterile Compounding
    • Medication Safety and Error Prevention
    Module 10: Order Entry and Processing
    • Bulk Repackaging and Non-Sterile Compounding
    • Pharmacy Billing and Inventory Management
    Module 11: Math Calculations
    • Introduction to Basic Math Skills
    • Measurements and Conversions
    • Calculations with Prescriptions and Medication Orders
    • Special Medication Calculations

    Audience

    This program is ideal for individuals with no previous pharmacy or healthcare experience as well as individuals working in healthcare who wish to further their knowledge, skills, and potential advance their career. This program is also targeted towards individuals currently working in a pharmacy setting who are looking to further their career by obtaining their pharmacy technician certification.

    Certification

    Included in this program is the PTCB's CPhT certification exam practice test and an exam voucher.
    The CPhT is the gold standard of credentialing for pharmacy technicians. PTCB® offers the CPhT certification to individuals who wish to distinguish themselves in the pharmacy technician field. PTCB’s certification program enables technicians to work more effectively with pharmacists to offer safe and effective patient care and service. Most employers prefer, and many require, that their pharmacy technicians be CPhTs.
    Certification Benefits:
    Respected credential
    Validated achievement and knowledge
    Improved employment opportunities
    Potential for higher salary
    Career growth
    Understanding of pharmacy law
    Prestige among coworkers
    Certification Requirements:
    High school diploma or equivalent educational diploma (e.g., a GED or foreign diploma)
    Passing score on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)
    Full disclosure of all criminal and State Board of Pharmacy registration or licensure actions
    Compliance with all applicable PTCB certification policies
    Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.

    Instructor Description

    Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!

    Required Materials

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
    • Adobe PDF Reader

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