Pharmacy Technician (CP)

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Preliminary Requirements 1
BMED 110MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I 23
BTEC 149COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS3
HEOC 104HEALTH CARE DELIVERY & CAREER EXPLORATION3
HEOC 120AIDS EDUCATION1
Additional Requirements
Select one from the following:4-5
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2 (4 credits/units)
HUMAN BIOLOGY
and HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB 2 (5 credits/units)
HLTH 124HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CPR AND FIRST AID1
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills3-5
Select one of the following:
WRITING FUNDAMENTALS (5 credits/units)
Computational Skills
PHAR 110PHARMACY CALCULATIONS3
Human Relations
CMST&210INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION5
or CMST&230 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
Major Area Requirements
BMED 111MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II 23
PHAR 105INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY4
PHAR 112PHARMACOLOGY I5
PHAR 114PHARMACY PRACTICE AND TECHNOLOGY4
PHAR 118PHARMACY EXTERNSHIP I4
PHAR 119PHARMACY EXTERNSHIP SEMINAR I2
PHAR 122PHARMACOLOGY II5
PHAR 123PHARMACY LAW2
PHAR 127PHARMACY COMPOUNDING4
PHAR 128PHARMACY EXTERNSHIP II4
PHAR 129PHARMACY EXTERNSHIP SEMINAR II2
Total Credits/Units65-68

General Information

Selection criteria is subject to change. For complete updated information, please refer to the application materials, available online at www.clark.edu/pharmacytech.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Exhibit effective communication skills in interactions with patients and other healthcare professionals.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacy processes and information technology to accurately and safely prepare and dispense medications in a variety of pharmacy settings.
  • Demonstrate professional clinical skills in the work place while complying with laws, regulations, and ethical standards of practice.
  • Successfully complete all criteria necessary for registration as a pharmacy tech in any state.