This training program provides instruction in the technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in the hospital and retail settings under supervision of a registered pharmacist. Topics include drug packaging and labeling, out-patient dispensing, hospital dispensing procedures, controlled substance procedures, inventory control, and non-sterile compounding. Students will automatically be enrolled in a required 4-hour Technology Awareness course prior to the start of the course. Upon completion, students should be prepared to perform basic supervised dispensing techniques in a variety of pharmacy settings. The student will be eligible to apply for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). The PTCE exam must be taken at a Pearson VUE professional testing center, which is available at RCC. The cost for the certification exam is approximately $130. Course prerequisite: Math pretest.
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