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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|
|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|
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 Degree 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.
The Program consists of 90 academic quarter credit hours and is designed to be delivered over twenty-four months, which are divided into eight three-month quarters. The first four quarters consist of 12 one-month modules delivered in hybrid format. In the hybrid format, some courses are delivered residentially and some courses are delivered via distance education (i.e., on-line). Some of the courses delivered residentially may contain on-line/distance education components, exercises, learning resources, assignments, etc. The final four quarters are delivered as four 12-week quarters, and are entirely on-line, with the exception of a 40-hour externship course component. The externship portion of the program is 200 hours comprised of a 160-hour one-month course/module and a 40-hour one week course/module.
In order to be eligible for the externship period, students must successfully complete all other 100-and 200-level 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 an Associate of Science Degree 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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