Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Pharmacy Technology
This program prepares students to work as pharmacy technicians. The program meets the outcomes of the Model Curriculum for Pharmacy Technician Training developed by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will be well-prepared to work in various settings as a pharmacy technician and to successfully sit for the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board examination (PTCB). Students will also have a solid background, although it is not required, to continue further study in the field of pharmacy, pursuing a pre-pharmacy degree and ultimately a doctor of pharmacy degree.
This occupational endorsement is not contingent upon the student passing any type of external certification or licensure examination. Students should note that although this program has no age restrictions, the state of Alaska requires that all pharmacy technicians be at least 18 years of age prior to licensure.
All coursework associated with the program is offered exclusively in a distance-delivered, online learning format.
- Satisfy the General University Requirements for Occupational Endorsement Certificates.
- Complete the Program Requirements below.
- Earn a grade of C or higher in all courses required for the OEC.
|PHAR A101||Introduction to Pharmacy||3|
|PHAR A105||Pharmacology for Technicians I||3|
|PHAR A107||Pharmacy Calculations||3|
|PHAR A111||Techniques of Pharmacy Practice||3|
|PHAR A115||Pharmacology for Technicians II||3|
|PHAR A192||Topics in Pharmacy||1|
A total of 16 credits is required for this certificate.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
After completion of this program students will be able to:
- Receive, screen and prepare prescription/medication orders checking for completeness, authenticity and accuracy.
- Initiate, verify, assist in the adjudication of, and collect payment and/or initiate billing for pharmacy services and goods.
- Purchase and maintain inventory of medications, equipment and devices according to an established plan.
- Maintain pharmacy equipment and facilities.
- Participate in the process for preventing medication misadventures, notifying the pharmacist when a problem or situation requires their attention.
- Communicate clearly when speaking or writing while maintaining confidentiality, compassion, and an image of professionalism.