Pharmacy Technician Leadership (AAT)

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The Associate in Applied Technology (AAT) in Pharmacy Technician Leadership is intended for those students who would like to continue their education beyond the Pharmacy Technician Certificate of Proficiency. Currently, the Certificate of Proficiency is a one-year program. Courses required for the AAT focus on developing skill sets in leadership, business relations, and professional development. These additional skill sets will provide students with a significant advantage in securing entry-level positions as well as progressing within their career field.

Preliminary Requirements 1
BMED 110MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I 23
BMED 138LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE2
BTEC 149COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS3
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)
HEOC 104HEALTH CARE DELIVERY & CAREER EXPLORATION3
HEOC 120AIDS EDUCATION1
HLTH 124HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CPR AND FIRST AID1
General Education Requirements
Communications
Course Options5
Subtotal22-23
Computational Skills
Course Options5
Subtotal5
Human Relations
CMST&210INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION5
or CMST&230 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
Subtotal5
Major Area Requirements
BMED 111MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II 23
PHAR 105INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY4
PHAR 110PHARMACY CALCULATIONS3
PHAR 112PHARMACOLOGY I5
PHAR 114PHARMACY PRACTICE AND TECHNOLOGY (with lab)4
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
Additional Requirements
HDEV 120PRACTICAL REASONING AND DECISION MAKING3
HDEV 200PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT2
MGMT 101PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT3
MGMT 133PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT3
Electives
Select a minimum two courses from the following:6-8
SURVEY OF ADDICTIONOLOGY (3 credits/units)
HEALTH INFORMATION PROCEDURES (5 credits/units)
CUSTOMER SERVICE (3 credits/units)
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (3 credits/units)
MOTIVATION AND PERFORMANCE (3 credits/units)
BIOETHICS (3 credits/units)
Total Credits/Units91-94

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:

  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Successfully complete all criteria necessary for registration as a pharmacy tech in any state.
  • Exhibit effective communication skills in interactions with patients and other healthcare professionals.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacy processes and information technology to efficiently manage pharmacy staffing issues and activities.
  • Demonstrate professional and clinical leadership skills in the work place while complying with laws, regulations, and ethical standards of practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacy processes and information technology to accurately and safely prepare and dispense medications in a variety of pharmacy settings.
  • 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)