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Overview

As a student in our Memphis Pharmacy Technician program, you’ll begin the majority of your hands-on activities in the second half of your diploma program.

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Activities include working in groups of eight in our mock inpatient labs, or working in a group of six to nine in our mock outpatient setting. You’ll spend time training in each part of pharmacy lab to get a better idea of what happens in each area of a typical day-to-day pharmacy operation.

Our program can also help you prepare to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

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Hands-On Training

Our lab equipment includes laminar flow cabinets, more than 240 medicinal samples (placebos), and a variety of compounding products.

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Compounding and Sterile Products are two classes that stand out as favorites to our students. Many students tell us they particularly enjoy the program because of how much compounding they can do and how many different items they can actually make themselves.

Working with sterile products (intravenous solutions) also holds interest for many, because they can see firsthand how one small vial of medicine (again, a placebo) can be diluted and made into something so effective.

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Facilities

Since beginning in 1987 as a “Southeast College of Technology,” our Memphis Campus has enjoyed its share of growth, expansion, and change.

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Yet over the years, some things haven’t changed: Our level of commitment to students, our involvement in the community, and our dedication to providing hands-on college degree and diploma programs. These factors help Remington College stand out and are some of the key reasons why Shelby county residents choose our Memphis career and trade college.

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CAMPUS HOURS

Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM -7:00 PM | Friday 8:30 AM-5:00 PM | Saturday 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

PROGRAM DETAILS

Course List
Course # Course Name Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Externship Qtr Credit Hrs
BSN1108
Packaged Applications 60 0 0 6.00
CD203
Career Development Fundamentals 20 0 0 1.00
CD204
Career Development Principles 20 0 0 1.00
GE116
Written Communication 20 0 0 2.00
GE117
Social Psychology 20 0 0 2.00
GE118
Speech Communication 20 0 0 2.00
GE119
General Psychology 20 0 0 2.00
GE204
Introduction to Algebra Part I 20 0 0 2.00
GE205 Introduction to Algebra Part II 20 0 0 2.00
OGE1517
Literature 60 0 0 6.00
OGE2930
General Education Capstone 60 0 0 6.00
HS111
Health Science Essentials 30 30 0 3.50
HS112
Health Science Business Procedures 30 30 0 3.50
HS115
Law, Ethics, and Therapeutic Communication 10 50 0 3.00
HS1004
Healthcare Leadership 100 0 0 8.00
PT111
Pharmacy Practice 40 40 0 5.00
PT112
Dosage Calculation 40 20 0 3.50
PT115
Therapeutics and Pharmacy Law 20 40 0 3.50
0PT117
Therapeutics and Medical Safety 50 30 0 5.00
PT120A
Pharmacy Technician Externship 0 0 160 5.50
PT120B
Pharmacy Technician Externship 0 0 40 1.50
PT121 Therapeutics, Prescription Entry, and Billing 40 40 0 5.00
PT122 Sterile Products and Quality Assurance 40 20 0 4.00
PT123 Extemporaneous Compounding and Inventory Management 40 40 0 5.00
PT124 Capstone and Certification Preparation 10 30 0 2.00
Total 790 370 200 90
Program Summary

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). Additionally, the state of Tennessee requires pharmacy technicians to be registered. This process may include one or more background check(s).

Upon successful completion of all areas of this Program, graduates will be awarded a Diploma in Pharmacy Technician.

Pharmacy Technician Certifications

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..

Potential Career Destinations(1)

Pharmacy Technician Program at Remington College

RETAIL PHARMACIES

HOSPITALS

Pharmacy Technician Program at Remington College

NURSING HOMES

Pharmacy Technician Program at Remington College

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES

(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.

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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ADMISSIONS

Our admissions staff will be there to help guide you through the process of choosing a program that fits your educational goals and make sure you have all of the documentation place to get started on the right path. At no point in the admissions and enrollment process will you have to go it alone, we are here to help.
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Financial Guidance

The process of deciding how to pay for your education can be an intimidating experience if you have never gone through it before. Fortunately, our financial aid representatives are on hand during the enrollment process to make sure you are aware of all of your options and have filled out the appropriate paperwork to ensure a smooth transition into your educational journey.
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Student Services

Remington College established a student services webpage to provide our students with easy access to the resources they need to be successful in their chosen educational paths. We encourage all students to use this site as a starting point for accessing their academic resources.
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Career Services

Our Career Services department works with our students and graduates to support them in their job search. From resume writing and interviewing techniques, to making connections with employers and holding job fairs, we provide support to current students and graduates.
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