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|Course #||Course Name||Lecture Hrs||Lab Hrs||Externship||Qtr Credit Hrs|
|CD203||Career Development Fundamentals||20||0||0||1.00|
|CD204||Career Development Principles||20||0||0||1.00|
||Introduction to Algebra Part I||20||0||0||2.00|
|GE205||Introduction to Algebra Part II||20||0||0||2.00|
|HS111||Health Science Essentials||30||30||0||3.50|
|HS112||Health Science Business Procedures||30||30||0||3.50|
Law, Ethics, and Therapeutic Communication
Therapeutics and Pharmacy Law
Therapeutics and Medical Safety
Pharmacy Technician Externship
Therapeutics, Prescription Entry, and Billing
Sterile Products and Quality Assurance
Extemporaneous Compounding and Inventory Management
Capstone and Certification Preparation
The Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program provides training in the basic elements of the field of pharmacy such as medical abbreviations, prescription writing and interpretation, drug forms and routes of administration, sterile product mixtures and compounding, as well as developing relationships between the pharmacist and the pharmacy technician. The objective of this Program is to prepare graduates for entry-level positions such as pharmacy technician, pharmacy service representative, outpatient pharmacy technician, and inpatient pharmacy technician in work locations such as retail or mail-order pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted-living facilities.
Program completion normally requires 49 weeks of instruction for full-time students, which are delivered over a 53 week period that includes scheduled break times. The Program is divided into 12 monthly academic periods (modules) comprised of 11 months of classroom/laboratory instruction and one 200 hour externship period.
In order to be eligible for the externship period, students must successfully complete all courses in the academic periods and must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Students enrolling in the Pharmacy Technician Program will be subject to one or more background check(s) and drug screening(s). All students in the Pharmacy Technician Program must register as pharmacy technician trainees with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, which includes submitting to a criminal background check, in order to participate in the clinical externship and complete the Pharmacy Technician Program. Pharmacy technician trainee registrations expire two years from the date of registration. For individuals not certified as a pharmacy technician in another state, in order to become a registered pharmacy technician, the individual must take and pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Additionally, the individual must register as a pharmacy technician with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, which includes submitting to a criminal background check. The above is only a summary of the requirements for pharmacy technician trainees and pharmacy technicians. Additional information can be found on the Texas State Board of Pharmacy website: www.TSBP.state.tx.us.
Upon successful completion of all areas of this Program, graduates will be awarded a Diploma in Pharmacy Technician.
Registration shows employers that a Pharmacy Technician has met his or her state's requirements to work in a pharmacy, handle prescription drugs, and work with patients. In many states, graduates must be registered with their state's Board of Pharmacy before pursuing employment.
For states that require such registration, Remington College will pay for each of our Pharmacy Technician graduate's State Board of Pharmacy registration fee upon successful completion of the program.
How to Get Your Certifications
Prior to graduating from the program, Remington College requires that students pass both the Sterile Products Certification exam and a nationally accredited Pharmacy Technician Certification exam.(1) Accordingly, all graduates from the Pharmacy Technician program at Remington College will hold at least two certifications. During the Pharmacy Technician program, students will also have a chance to earn their Extemporaneous Compounding certification.(1) There is no additional cost to students for the certification examinations, which are included in the cost of the program.(1,2)
Remington College believes that obtaining these two certifications serves to assure both graduates and employers that Remington College graduates have received an education that has adequately equipped them for the duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician, and may help distinguish them from other job applicants.(2)
(1)Certain restrictions may apply.
(2)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates. State licensure/certification may be required..
ACCREDITED LEARNING INSTITUTION
Remington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.
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