Pharmacy Technician Program No: 31-536-1 Technical Diploma Degree Completion Time: Two Terms

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Pharmacy Technician
Program No: 31-536-1
Technical Diploma
Degree Completion Time: Two Terms
In general, an academic year consists of two terms; however, degree completion time
may vary based on student scheduling needs and class availability.
2012-2013
Catalog No.
Class Title
Credit(s)
Term 1
10501101
10501102
10536110
10536112
10536115
10536120
10536138
Medical Terminology
3.00
Health Insurance and
3.00
Reimbursement
Pharmaceutical Calculations
3.00
Pharmacy Business Applications 4.00
Pharmacy Law
2.00
Fundamentals of Reading
1.00
Prescriptions
Pharmacy Community Clinical
2.00
Total
18.00
About Shared Programs
LTC offers its Pharmacy Technician program in
cooperation with technical colleges across the
state. As a pharmacy technician student, you'll:
• Attend live, interactive TV classes sent from
LTC to your local technical college.
• Receive laboratory training in local
pharmacies.
• Participate in real-world, hands-on training
during a 4-week clinical program.
• Take general studies classes at your local
technical college.
10536126
10801196
10809198
10536140
10536141
10536142
xxx-xxx
Note:
Pharmacology
3.00
Pharmacy Drug Distribution
1.00
Systems
Pharmacy Parenteral Admixtures 3.00
Oral/Interpersonal
3.00
Communication
Psychology - Introduction to
3.00
Choice A (5 credits)
Pharmacy Hospital Clinical
3.00
Hospital Clinical Lab
2.00
Choice B (5 credits)
Pharmacy Community Clinical2.00
Advanced
An approved Business Course
3.00
such as:
104-102 Principles of Marketing
104-104 Selling Principles
182-108 Purchasing
Total
18.00
Program Total
36.00
Catalog numbers assigned to
“elective” classes are for
administrative use only. Consult with
program counselor regarding your
elective selection.
Program start dates vary; check with
your counselor for details.
Curriculum and program acceptance
requirements are subject to change.
• Comprehend and utilize medical and drug
terminology common to the pharmaceutical
environment.
• Practice ethical standards and recognize
legal implications of your actions as they
relate to yourself, the pharmacist, and the
pharmacy.
Approximate Costs
• $126 per credit (resident)
• $182 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Term 2
10536122
10536124
• Compound solutions, ointments, lotions,
suppositories, and other medications.
About the Career
If you're ill or injured, you have access to an
enormous variety of therapeutic medications, and
you trust your pharmacy to correctly interpret and
fill your prescriptions. Pharmacy technicians
contribute to our safety by assisting pharmacists
in a variety of technical tasks. If you're attentive
to detail, organized, a good communicator, and
like math, science, and working with people, a
career as a pharmacy technician may be your
prescription for success.
• Other fees vary by program (books,
supplies, materials, tools, uniforms, healthrelated exams, etc.)
• See counseling for complete listing.
Graduation Requirements
Students must attain a “C” or better in all required
classes and maintain a grade point average of 2.0
or above to be eligible for graduation.
Functional Abilities
Careers
• Home IV Specialist
• Pharmacy Technician employed at:
•
Community Pharmacies
•
Hospital Pharmacies
•
Nursing Home Pharmacies
Admissions Steps
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Application
Application Fee
Entrance Assessment Scores
Transcripts
Background Check
Program Advising Session
Health/TB/Tetanus Form
Functional abilities are the basic duties that a
student must be able to perform with or without
reasonable accommodations. At the postsecondary
level, students must meet these requirements, and
they cannot be modified.
Placement Scores
Accuplacer/ACT scores will be used to develop
your educational plan. Please contact your
program counselor/advisor at 920-693-1109.
• Signature Page From Student Program
Handbook
• Functional Abilities Statement of
Understanding Form
Program Outcomes
You'll learn to:
• Package and label drugs for prescription
dispensing.
• Prepare and deliver unit dose to the nursing
services of hospitals or nursing homes.
• Prepare parenteral admixtures under aseptic
and sterile conditions.
• Receive and inventory drug shipments.
• Maintain records, including patient profiles.
• Facilitate communications for third-party
reimbursement.
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Lakeshore Technical College
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[email protected]
1290 North Avenue • Cleveland WI 53015
(1.888.468.6582) • TTY: 920.693.8956
10501101 Medical Terminology
10536126 Pharmacy Parenteral Admixtures
10809198 Intro to Psychology
...focuses on the component parts of medical terms,
including prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Spelling,
definition, and pronunciation will enhance student
learning as students practice formation, analysis, and
reconstruction of medical terms. Medical terminology
will come “alive” through an introduction to operative,
diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of
all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical
terminology. Students will explore the Greek and Latin
origins of medical terms and commonly used
abbreviations.
...provides the learner with the skills to utilize aseptic
technique in vertical and horizontal laminar flow hoods
for preparation of solutions and medications to be
administered intravenously, intramuscularly,
subcutaneously, and intradermally to patients.
...introduces students to a survey of the multiple aspects
of human behavior. It involves a survey of the
theoretical foundations of human functioning in such
areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality,
deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social
influences. It directs the student to an insightful
understanding of the complexities of human
relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.
10501102 Health Insurance and Reimbursement
...introduces the learner to Federal, state, and private
health insurance plans and managed care systems; and
surveys the coding, submission and processing cycle of
claims, as well as reimbursement methods used by
payers. It provides application of information to
ambulatory settings, pharmacies, hospitals, and long
term care.
10536110 Pharmaceutical Calculations
...prepares the learner to enlarge and reduce formulas
and solve proportions, dilutions, alligations, and other
calculations pertinent to the preparation of
pharmaceuticals using metric, apothecary, avoirdupois,
and household measuring systems.
CONDITION: 315361 Pharmacy Technician Admission
Requirements Met
10536112 Pharmacy Business Applications
PREREQUISITE: 10536110 Pharm Calculations or
10536193 Calulations for Working Pharmacy Technicians
and CONDITION: 315361 Pharmacy Technician Admission
Requirements Met
10536138 Pharmacy Community Clinical
...provides hands-on experience in a community
pharmacy for 108 hours during quarter two. Areas of
instruction include interpretation of prescriptions,
entering prescriptions on computer, patient profiles,
correctly filling and labeling prescriptions, billing
patient and third parties, customer service, over-thecounter medications, purchasing, checking in deliveries,
and inventory control, compounding and patient
confidentiality.
COREQUISITES: 10536120 Fund of Reading Prescriptions,
10536112 Pharmacy Bus Appls, 10536110 Pharmaceutical
Calculations or 10536193 Calulations for Working PT and
10510102 Health Ins & Reimbursement or 10501102 Health
Ins & Reimbursement and CONDITION: 315361 Pharmacy
Technician
10536140 Pharmacy Hospital Clinical
...provides the learner with the skills to prepare
parenteral admixtures, fill medication carts and unit-dose
drawers, control inventory, package medications, and
maintain patient records in the hospital setting.
...prepares the learner to utilize pharmaceutical business
terminology, procedures, customer service, record
keeping, purchasing procedures, inventory control
systems, pricing, merchandising, reference materials,
ethics, roles, responsibilities, and relationships with
patients and coworkers.
PREREQUISITES: 10536138 Pharmacy Community
Clinical, 10536110 Pharmacy Calculations;
COREQUISITES: 10536141 Hospital Clinical Lab;
10536126 Pharmacy Parenteral Admixtures; CONDITION
315361 Pharmacy Technician Admission Requirements Met
COREQUISITE: 10536138 Pharmacy Community Clinical;
CONDITION: 315361 Pharmacy Technician Admissions
Requirements Met
...provides the learner with the skills to utilize aseptic
technique in vertical and horizontal laminar flow hoods
for preparation of solutions and medications to be
administered intravenously, intramuscularly,
subcutaneously, and intradermally to patients and
provides experience with institutional drug delivery
systems including the unit-dose system.
10536115 Pharmacy Law
...introduces the learner to federal and state regulations
that apply to pharmacy practice.
CONDITION: 315361 Pharmacy Technician Admission
Requirements Met
10536120 Fundamentals of Reading Prescriptions
...prepares the learner to work in a community or
hospital pharmacy by exploring the role of a pharmacy
technician within the healthcare team; examining each
step in the prescription filling process; and identifying
the top 200 drugs by brand and generic name and
therapeutic class.
CONDITION: 315361 Pharmacy Technician Admission
Requirements Met
10536122 Pharmacology
...enhances the learner's ability to act and react
appropriately in the pharmacy by learning how drugs
work through examination of the anatomy, physiology,
pathophysiology, and drug therapy for each of the major
systems.
CONDITION: 315361 Pharmacy Technician Admission
Requirements Met
10536124 Pharmacy Drug Distribution Systems
...is an introductory study of the basic drug distribution
systems used in community and institutional pharmacy,
including automation technology, pharmacist and
pharmacy technician roles, and dispensing
considerations.
COREQUISITE: 10838105 Intro Reading and Study Skills
or Accuplacer Reading score of 74 or equivalent
10536141 Hospital Clinical Lab
PREREQUISITES: 10536138 Pharmacy Community
Clinical; COREQUISITES: 10536140 Pharmacy Hospital
Clinical; 10536126 Pharmacy Parenteral Admixtures;
CONDITION 315361 Pharmacy Technician Admissions
Requirements Met
10536142 Pharmacy Community Clinical-Advanced
...expands the learners ability to support community pharmacy
services in areas of diabetes services, immunization programs,
durable medical equipment, automated dispensing systems, patient
education, and over-the-counter products, in addition to traditional
community services. This course involves a hands-on component
in a community pharmacy and a research component.
PREREQUISITE: 10536138 Pharmacy Community Clinical
and COREQUISITES: 10104102 Principles of Marketing or
10104104 Selling Principles or 10182108 Purchasing and
CONDITION 315361 Pharmacy Technician Admission
Requirements Met
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
...provides students with the skills to develop speaking,
verbal and nonverbal communication, and listening
skills through individual speeches, group activities, and
other projects.
COREQUISITE: 10838105 Intro Reading and Study Skills
or CONDITION: Reading accuplcer minimum score of 74 or
equivalent
CONDITION: 315361 Pharmacy Technician Admission
Requirements Met
Lakeshore Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities. The
following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’snondiscrimination policies: Human Resources Director, Lakeshore Technical College, 1290 North
Avenue, Cleveland, WI 53015-1414.
Revised
7-15-11
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