Pharmacy Technician Professional (ASHP/ACPE)Career Training
Gain the practical skills to work in a pharmacy, process prescriptions and assist customers through ASHP/ACPE certified program.
**PLEASE NOTE: This program is NOT approved for the long-term licensing of Pharmacy Technicians in the state of Washington. The WA Board of Pharmacy has additional requirements if the student plans to permanently reside in Washington. If a student is living in WA short-term (less than 2-years) they can obtain a temporary license.
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What does a Pharmacy Technician Professional do?
Hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and private practices depend on the expertise of ASHP Certification in pharmacy technicians for the preparation of distributing accurate prescription medication and the delivery of exceptional customer care. You’ll act as the pharmacist’s right hand and assist with everything from processing prescription requests from patients and doctors, handling insurance claim forms, properly labeling medications and more.
Entry Level Jobs Available In The US
According to Burning Glass jobs data, Pharmacy Technician Professionals will see available jobs grow 12% over the next ten years
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Program & Tuition Cost
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Up to $750
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Professors - scheduled office hours
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Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
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Pharmacy Technician Professional (ASHP/ACPE)
Receive and process prescription requests from patients, and those sent electronically from doctors’ offices
Prepare accurate prescription labels and package prescriptions
Prepare and process insurance claim forms and manage inventory
Establish and maintain patient profiles, as well as computerized patient records
Comply with basic medical ethics as well as HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA and CMS regulations
Demonstrate correct processing of medication orders; preparation, storage, and distribution of medications
Apply patient-safety and medication-safety practices, and identify, handle and safely dispose of hazardous materials
Prepare medications requiring sterile, non-sterile and chemotherapy compounding
Apply knowledge of pharmacology, Medication Therapy Management and inventory management in the pharmacy
This module is a unique and entertaining course designed to prepare individuals across all job titles with the core skills needed to satisfy customers of all types. Each customer, patient, or client is critical whether you work within a call center, retail store or pharmacy, medical office/clinic, or business office. No organization can afford to overlook or neglect the power of customer service skills. The course includes six (6) modules on topics such as Why Customer Service Matters, What Customers Want, Essential Customer Service Skills Part I and Part II, Handling Complaints and Dealing with Angry People, and Customer Service as a Strategic Marketing Tool. These modules are the components of the “Through the Customer’s Eyes” course that has been used to train a variety of front-line service providers across many industries and disciplines. Within each module, students are assessed on the topics covered. Students completing this course will attain the status of “Customer Service Certified” (CSC) as designated by the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE).
Appreciate why first-rate customer service adds value to every organization
Understand how to determine what the customer wants and provide confidence in your product
Know how to deal with complaints and apply the four core skills for high quality service
Create value and play a part in profitability through performance and productivity
Enhance your company's market position by demonstrating what differentiates your company from the competition
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.
Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
Pharmacy Technician Principles and Practices ASHP
This Pharmacy Technician course is designed to education and train the student in the diverse field of Pharmacy Technology. The student will be provided didactic coursework in the areas of prescription processing, pharmacy nomenclature, biopharmaceutics and drug activity, dosage calculations, and common mathematical formulas and conversions. Consideration of drug routes and formulations includes tablets and capsules, liquid prescriptions, parenteral and enteral, and insulin and syringes. To better understand the business side of the pharmacy world, students will learn about HIPAA, drug regulation and control, inventory management, financial considerations, legal and ethical issues, sterile and non-sterile compounding, and units of measurement. Throughout the course, the student will perform realistic pharmacy simulations that duplicate tasks performed in the work environment.
The Didactic Component of the RX 3000 Program is designed to provide instruction, theory, and knowledge of the pharmacy profession to the student as they progress through their courses. The different knowledge based areas that the student will be exposed to consist of: Origins of medicine, pharmacy law, HIV and AIDS, pharmacy terminology, reference and research tools, medication order processing, dosage forms, routes of administration, medical coding, billing, and reimbursement, Medication Therapy Management, Rick Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy, basic biopharmaceutics and drug activities, inventory management, sterile and non-sterile compounding regulations, pre-packaging, HIPAA and HI-TECH Privacy Act, drug regulation and control, pharmacy equipment, medication formulation, emergency preparedness, safety and aseptic technique, patient empathy and effective communication, units of measurement, pharmaceutical terminology, dosage calculations, the metric system, and common mathematical formulas and conversions.
Th Simulation Component of the RX 3000 is designed to provide hands on experience for the student with different scenarios that will be performed by the pharmacy technician in various practice settings. In this portion of the course, students will watch demonstrations of their instructor performing various activities in which they will have to perform for evaluation and grading of accuracy, as well as being able to explain the steps properly with detailed explanations. Some of the simulations the student will be performing are hazardous waste disposal, prescription processing, sterile and non-sterile compounding, laminar flow hood cleaning and aseptic technique, proper gowning procedures, hand washing and gloving, prepackaging and unit dose preparations, reconstitution of antibiotics and injectable medications, oral liquids, parenteral preperations, chemotherapy preparations, narcotic preparations, large and small volume preparations, ampule preparations, and total parenteral nutrition preparations.
Upon completing this course you will be able to:
Comply with pharmacy laws, HIPAA/HITECH, CMS and other healthcare regulations
Verify medication orders, calculate and measure dosage, and prepare and package medications
Apply knowledge of pharmacology, documentation and inventory management in the pharmacy
Adhere to patient-safety, medication-safety and effective infection control practices
Demonstrate procedures required sterile, non-sterile and chemotherapy compounding
Pharmacy Technician Externship
The Experiential Component of the RX 3000 Program is designed to allow the student to complete their training in an approved pharmacy setting under the instruction of a licensed pharmacist. Here, the student will be evaluated by putting in to practice the skills and knowledge acquired in the Didactic and Simulation portions of the RX 3000 course. To facilitate in this process, we offer assistance to the student to ensure their experiential training is a success. We provide guidance and instruction for the student for state board of pharmacy registration and licensing, as well as securing their externship site. This ensures that the student will have proper credentials while on their site. During their rotation of 160 hours, the students will be evaluated as they reach certain benchmarks of their externship. At the completion of their externship, the pharmacy preceptor will meet with the student to discuss their strengths, weaknesses, and areas that need refinement. In addition, the student will have an opportunity to evaluate their experience at the experiential site, as well as the preceptor who evaluated their training.
Understand the importance of maintaining HIPAA and HI-Tech policies
Demonstrate effective communication and patient empathy
Maintain pharmacy inventory and understand different replenishment systems
Understand the difference between prescription, behind the counter, and over the counter medications
Understand the difference between discretional and non-discretional duties in the pharmacy setting
Demonstrate computer systems and software used for prescription processing
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