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Pharmacy Technician with Externship

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This course provides the fundamental concepts of the profession, patient care, pharmacology, medical terminology, and pharmacy calculation. Students will prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). Students who successfully complete the 80 hours of classroom instruction will receive practical, hands-on experience through an externship with a local pharmacy. Students are required to successfully complete an 80-hour clinical externship prior to the certification exam.
Industry Certification Eligibility: Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certificate





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This program will prepare for a challenging and rewarding career in healthcare, assisting physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology, including proper lead placements, professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program centers on 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands-on labs and 160 hours of clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare facility.
Industry Certification Eligibility: National Healthcare Association (NHA), Certified Medical Association (CCMA)


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Learn the skills and responsibilities that include universal precautions, capillary punctures, complications of phlebotomy and special procedures. Study principles of electrocardiography and train to perform a 12-lead EKG. Understand the relationship of the conduction system to the cardiac cycle. Learn to prepare patients for EKG, identify dysrhythmias, recognize technical errors and react to emergency situations. This course is a combination of theory and practical training. In class, live venipunctures are a component of this course. This comprehensive program prepares students for the National Certification Exam. Participating students and volunteer subjects must sign an “Acknowledgment of Risk” form.
Industry Certification Eligibility: National Healthcare Association (NHA) Certificate

*Class meets Thursday evenings, 5:30PM - 9:30PM & Saturday mornings, 8:30AM-12:30PM*