Pharmacy Technician

image_print

Career Studies (221-190-07)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST SEMESTER

Course # Course Credits Prerequisite Courses (if applicable)
SDV 101

Orientation to Careers in Health Sciences

Introduces students to the skills which are necessary to achieve their academic goals, to services offered at the college and to the discipline in which they are enrolled. Covers topics such as services at the college including the learning resources center; counseling, and advising; listening, test taking, and study skills; and topical areas which are applicable to their particular discipline. This course is specifically for students who wish to pursue a career in Health Sciences. 

1

 
HIM 111

Medical Terminology I

Introduces the student to the language used in the health record. Includes a system-by-system review of anatomical disease, and operative terms, abbreviations, radiography procedures, laboratory tests, and pharmacology terms. Part I of II. 

3 EDE 10
HLT 121

Substance Abuse: Prevention and Treatment

Explores the use and abuse of drugs in contemporary society with emphasis upon sociological, physiological, and psychological effects of drugs.

3 EDE 10
HLT 145

Ethics for Health Care Personnel

Focuses on ethical concepts of health care. Emphasizes confidentiality, maintaining patient records, personal appearance, professionalism with patients/clients, associates, and an awareness of health care facilities.

2 EDE 10
HLT 105

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Provides training in coordinated mouth-to-mouth artificial ventilation and chest compression, choking, life-threatening emergencies, and sudden illness. Equivalent to EMS 100.

1  
SDV 107

Career Education

Surveys career options available to students. Stresses career development and assists in the understanding of self in the world of work. Assists students in applying decision-making to career choice. 

3 EDE 10

Student receives AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR certification

Eligible to take the Work Ethic Proficiency Certification Exam

SECOND SEMESTER
HIM 112

Medical Terminology II

Continues with focus on the language used in the health record. Includes a system-by-system review of anatomic disease, and operative terms, abbreviations, radiography procedures, laboratory tests, and pharmacology terms. Part II of II.

3 EDE 10
HLT 261

Basic Pharmacy I

Explores the basics of general pharmacy, reading prescriptions, symbols, packages, pharmacy calculations. Teaches measuring compounds of drugs, dosage forms, drug laws, and drug classifications. Part I of II.

3 EDE 10 and MDE 10
HLT 262

Basic Pharmacy II

Explores the basics of general pharmacy, reading prescriptions, symbols, packages, pharmacy calculations. Teaches measuring compounds of drugs, dosage forms, drug laws, and drug classifications. Part II of II.

3 HLT 261
HLT 263

Basic Pharmacy I Lab

Provides practical experience to supplement instruction in HLT 261HLT 262. Should be taken concurrently with HLT 261HLT 262, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college. Part I of II.

1 Co-Req HLT 261
HLT 190

Coordinated Internship: Pharmacy Technician

Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

3 HLT 261
HLT 250

General Pharmacology

Emphasizes general pharmacology for the health related professions covering general principles of drug actions/reactions, major drug classes, specific agent within each class, and routine mathematical calculations needed to determine desired dosages.

3  
Eligible to take the National PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) Exam
Total Program Credits 29    

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available.  Please see an advisor for more information. 

 

For Further Information, Contact:

Dora Long, Pharmacy Technician Program Coordinator
dlong@mecc.edu 276-523-9016
Sarah Clarkston, Health Sciences Advisor
sclarkston@mecc.edu 276-523-9010
Wes Mullins, Dean of Health Sciences
jmullins@mecc.edu 276-523-9017