25 Semesters Credit Hrs – 750 Clock Hours Prerequisites: None
DESCRIPTION: The Pharmacy Technician field will prepare the students with the essentials skills needed to process prescription drug administration. The students must also become familiar with patient information gathering from patient data to insurance billing requirements, to patient records that need to be processed and what better processor than the computer. The Pharmacy Technician like any other office needs the data processed but by someone who is familiar with the terminology and the uniqueness of medical information. The Pharmacy Technician would learn the history of computers in pharmacy, current practice application, and future trends with Legal and Ethical issues surrounding information collection and retrieval are addressed.
OBJECTIVES: To prepare the graduates for an entry-level position as an assistant in the pharmacies and drugstores.
CAREERS: Medical customer support staff, Pharmacy technician assistant and Medical office assistant.