Academic Catalog

Pharmacy Technician Classes

Introduction to Pharmacy & Pharmacy Law

Item Number
PT 121
Credits
5

Orients students to the work of pharmacy technicians and the context in which technicians’ work is performed. Covers the study of pharmacy law, as it pertains to the practice of pharmacy in the state of Washington compared to the United States as a whole. 

Prerequisites

High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma. Computer literacy. Ability to speak, read, and write the English language. Successful completion of a college-level math course within the last five years. Successful completion of a 5-credit Medical Terminology course. Successful completion of CAH 105 Computer Applications. All courses must be completed with a B or above.

Pharmacology, Part I

Item Number
PT 124
Credits
5

Explores drug action mechanisms, the routes of administration, and the effects on body systems. Emphasis on the uses, effects and side effects of the major drug classes. 

Prerequisites

High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma. Computer literacy. Ability to speak, read, and write the English language. Successful completion of a college-level math course within the last five years. Successful completion of a 5-credit Medical Terminology course. Successful completion of CAH 105 Computer Applications. All courses must be completed with a B or above.

Pharmacology, Part II

Item Number
PT 128
Credits
5

Continues the exploration of drug action mechanisms, the routes of administration and the effects on body systems. Emphasis on the uses, effects and side effects of the major drug classes and the systems they are used on. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of PT 121, PT 124, PT 131, PT 144, and PT 156 with grades of B or above in all courses.

Community Pharmacy Practice

Item Number
PT 131
Credits
5

Introduces the retail pharmacy experience. Explores all aspects of community pharmacy practice, including keyboarding, prescription filling and compounding. Customer service is explored as well. 

Prerequisites

High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma. Computer literacy. Ability to speak, read, and write the English language. Successful completion of a college-level math course within the last five years. Successful completion of a 5-credit Medical Terminology course. Successful completion of CAH 105 Computer Applications. All courses must be completed with a B or above.

Generic Drug Names Part I

Item Number
PT 144
Credits
3

Introduces the top 200 drugs prescribed in the United States each year. 

Prerequisites

High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma. Computer literacy. Ability to speak, read, and write the English language. Successful completion of a college-level math course within the last five years. Successful completion of a 5-credit Medical Terminology course. Successful completion of CAH 105 Computer Applications. All courses must be completed with a B or above.

Hospital Practice

Item Number
PT 145
Credits
4

Introduces students to formularies, manual and electronic distribution systems, and procedures for hospital practice. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of PT 121, PT 124, PT 131, PT 144, and PT 156 with grades of B or above in all courses.

Clinical Capstone Research

Item Number
PT 148
Credits
4

Discover local pharmacies and the requirements for internship. Explore professional conduct and appearance. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of PT 121, PT 124, PT 131, PT 144 and PT 156 with grades of B or above in all courses.

Generic Drug Names Part II

Item Number
PT 153
Credits
3

Continues the exploration of the top 200 drugs prescribed in the United States each year, adding the component of drugs used specifically in the hospital setting. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of PT 121, PT 124, PT 131, PT 144 and PT 156 with a grade of B or above.

Pharmaceutical Calculations

Item Number
PT 156
Credits
2

Explores math specific to the practice of pharmacy. 

Prerequisites

High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma. Computer literacy. Ability to speak, read and write the English language. Successful completion of a college-level math course within the last five years. Successful completion of a 5-credit Medical Terminology course. Successful completion of CAH 105 Computer Applications. All courses must be completed with a B or above.

Sterile Parenteral Preparation Production

Item Number
PT 160
Credits
3

Students will apply techniques learned to prepare sterile compounding products. Emphasis will be on aseptic technique and USP <797>.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of PT 121, PT 124, PT 131, PT 144 and PT 156 with grades of B or above in all courses.

Community Pharmacy Clinical Capstone

Item Number
PT 163CAP
Credits
7

Students will spend five and a half weeks in a Community Pharmacy setting. While in this capstone experience, students will perform the duties of a community pharmacy technician under the direct supervision of a pharmacist preceptor. There will be ongoing contact with the instructor in the form of site visits and seminars. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of all in-class pharmacy technician requirements with grades of B or above in all courses.

Institutional Clinical Capstone

Item Number
PT 165
Credits
7

Students will spend five and a half weeks in an institutional pharmacy setting. While in this capstone experience, students will perform the duties of an institutional pharmacy technician under the direct supervision of a pharmacist preceptor. There will be ongoing contact with the instructor in the form of site visits and seminars. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of all in-class pharmacy technician requirements with grades of B or above in all courses.

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