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Pharmacy Technician (PHAR5585)

Course Description

Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

Is this class for you?

This comprehensive 50-hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings, working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.

Optional courses to enhance your success

Math for Pharmacy Technicians is an optional course. It is designed to refresh students on basic math skills necessary to perform as a Pharmacy Technician.

Certificates: To earn a certificate of completion you must successfully complete the following
This Class (Pharmacy Technician) AND
Health Career Success
Pharmacy Technician - Externship - click here for more information

Upcoming sections

Pharmacy Technician2022717132209/09/21 - 10/26/21
CYCourtyard Campus - Plano
06:00p - 09:30p
8Kimberly HeadTextbook$109950PHRA1001
Pharmacy Technician2022717132310/02/21 - 11/13/21
CYCourtyard Campus - Plano
08:30a - 04:30p
14Kimberly HeadTextbook$109950PHRA1001
Pharmacy Technician2022717132411/01/21 - 12/08/21?08:30a - 12:00p
19Kimberly HeadTextbook$109950PHRA1001

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Course Syllabi

Please click here to view the course syllabi.

Textbook Information

Textbooks are included and will be provided to students on the first day of class.

Other Information

The exam is not included in the course. For more information about National Pharmacy Certification visit

You may take your exam at Pearson / Vue testing centers.

Student must have graduated HS or have received their GED in order to be eligible for National and State Certification.
For more information about state registration requirements visit

Enroll by email: with 5-digit course registration number (CRN)
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