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Overview

Shreveport Pharmacy Technician students train in our mock pharmacy, which houses simulated retail, IV, and compounding stations.

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As a student, you’ll work with the tools of the trade and use industry-grade equipment like:

  • Laminar airflow hoods
  • Syringes and needles
  • IV bags and tubing
  • Weighing scales
  • Hotplate stirrers
  • Beakers and graduated cylinders
  • Capsule and tablet makers and molds
  • Ointment tubes
  • Packaging items, and more.

Extemporaneous compounding and inventory management tend to be among the class favorites, as you’ll get to use the large selection of compounding materials and ingredients in the lab to measure, mix, and make items like lip balms, lotions, and hand creams. CPR certification training is also incorporated into our program.

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Facilities

When you walk down the halls and into the classrooms of our Remington College – Shreveport Campus, you feel our southern hospitality. We invite you to learn more about our Shreveport college and the degree and diploma programs we offer in the Shreveport – Bossier City area. Better yet, schedule a campus tour to see for yourself how Remington College can work for you.

CAMPUS OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM | Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

PROGRAM DETAILS

Course List
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
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
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
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
PT117
Therapeutics and Medical Safety
50 30 0 5.00
PT120
Pharmacy Technician Externship
0 0 200 7.00
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 510 370 200 64
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). In the state of Louisiana, students enrolling in the Pharmacy Technician Program will be required to obtain a Pharmacy Technician Candidate Registration in order to be eligible to participate in the externship. This registration includes a criminal background check. The state of Louisiana also requires pharmacy technicians to obtain a Louisiana Pharmacy Technician Certificate in order to practice as a technician.

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

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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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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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