Pharmacy Technician Training Certificate—SNAP Approved

This comprehensive, 134-hour course prepares students for an entry-level position in a community, hospital or long-term care setting. Class time is divided between 84 didactic hours and 50 hours of at-home, web-based computer simulation assignments. This is also an excellent prep course for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam.

Topics include medical terminology specific to pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions, patient and medication safety, and pharmacy law. A review of the Top 100 drugs, including generic and brand name, indication, and significant side effects, is covered. Pharmacy law, medication safety, and professionalism are also discussed. Students learn conversion factors and calculate dosages and IV flow rate and solve compounding problems.

Strong math skills up to single-variable algebra are required. The course fee does not include the PTCB exam fee. Anyone convicted of a felony is evaluated on a case-by-case basis to take the PTCB exam. This course is designed and instructed by the CT Pharmacists Association. This course is a PTCB recognized education/training program.

Also, note that being convicted of a felony no longer excludes a student from sitting for the national PTCB exam; they are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Cost includes U-Pass and The National Exam.

 

For more information Contact Erika Lynch (203) 285-2302 ELynch@gatewayct.edu