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Pharmacy Technician

 

Program Overview

Department Chair

Hays: Brian Dechant



Locations

Hays

The Pharmacy Technician Program provides the fundamental knowledge, skills and training needed for entry-level employment. Students receive training in pharmaceutical calculations and pharmacy practices, operation and management as well as preparation techniques for pharmaceutical products. Upon successful completion of the one-year program, students receive a Pharmacy Technician Certificate and are registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the Kansas State Board of Pharmacy. Students are then eligible to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE) and may become a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician.
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Program Outcomes

  • Apply the federal, state, and local laws; regulations and professional standards to pharmacy practice.
  • Analyze the role of the Pharmacy Technician in distributive pharmacy.
  • Perform math function, dosage calculation and compounding techniques.
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional conduct in all job-related activities.
  • Design and relate messages for effective and appropriate oral and written communication.
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Post Graduate Jobs

Job Title Annual Salary
General Medical and Surgical Hopsitals $14
Grocery Stores $13
Pharmacies and Drug Stores $12

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Required Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
First Semester
PHRM-101 Orientation to Pharmacy Practice 3
PHRM-102 Pharmaceutical Calculations 3
PHRM-111 Pharmacy Operations 3
COM-210 Medical Terminology 3
TOTAL
Second Semester
PHRM-105 Pharmacy Technician Internship I 4
PHRM-108 Pharmacy Technician Seminar 1
PHRM-125 Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians I 3
PHRM-207 Advanced Pharmacy Operations w/Lab 3
PHRM-209 Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique 3
TOTAL
General Education Course Requirements
CIS-100 Computer Applications T▸ 3
MA-100 Basic College MathOR 3
MA-101 Business Math 3
SS-100 General Psychology T▸ 3
TOTAL
PROGRAM TOTAL

T▸ - Course eligible for transfer to a state university.

Additional Notes:

The field of pharmacy technology is growing at a rapid rate. Hospitals and other healthcare institutions are actively seeking individuals with this expertise. Over the next several years, job opportunities for pharmacy technicians are expected to increase by 32% nationwide.

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