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Pharmacy Technology

Learn to read and transcribe doctors' orders, prepare unit dose medications and perform calculations.

This course provides students with the skills needed to read and transcribe doctors' orders, prepare unit dose medications, perform pharmaceutical calculations, compound sterile and non-sterile preparations, and maintain inventory control. You will learn to identify commonly prescribed drugs, their trade and generic names, and drug classifications. Prepare to work as a pharmacy technician in a drug store, pharmacy, or hospital setting. Internships are available with instructor's permission.

Pharmacy Technology trains students to help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals. Students learn to read and transcribe doctors’ orders, prepare unit dose medications, perform pharmaceutical calculations, compound both sterile and non-sterile preparations, and maintain inventory control.  The students will identify commonly prescribed drugs, their trade and generic names and drug classification.

 

Details

  • Industry Sector: Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Prerequisite: Medical Careers
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Capstone
  • Articulation Agreement Details: Santa Ana College (2017-2018, 2018-2019)
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: G - General Elective (1 year required)
  • Certifications: None
  • Class Location(s): - Not Currently Offered -
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.