Course Content

This training program is designed for the student to prepare for a career as a Pharmacy Technician and acquire their national certification.  The program utilizes a lecture-based format and is designed to be a cooperative effort between the student and the instructor, and is structured with interactive exercises, quizzes, and competency assessments.

Module Subject Matter Approximate Classroom Hours
1 Basic Overview of the role of the Pharmacy Technician and the environment of the pharmacy 2
2 Prescription Processing (Basics) 4
3 Controlled Substances 3
4 Prescription Processing (Specifics) 4
5 Pharmacy Math 6
6 Patient Interaction 2
7 Patient Privacy 2
8 The Dispensing Process 4
9 The Principles of Managed Care in the pharmacy 2
10 Non-dispensing Duties in the Pharmacy 2
11 Drug and Medical Terminology 3
12 & 13 Basic Anatomy & Physiology / Common Disease States 4
14 Basic Pharmacology 3
15 Over-the-counter products 3
16 Unit Dose and Drug Repackaging 3
17 & 18 Non-Sterile Compounding / Sterile Product Compounding 3
19 Frequently Prescribed Medications 4
20 State Law Review and Discussion 4
21 Final review for course assessment or ICPT certification 2
Total Hours60

Required Text:

(Included in Tuition)
The National Pharmacy Technician Training Program manual, by Ken Schafermeyer, RPh, PhD and Brandon Williams.