Pharmacy Tech

Pharmacy Tech

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Pharmacy Tech works with PioneerRX to give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real world situations.  Learn more here, and see how PioneerRX compares to other pharmacy software providers here.

Note: Students must provide a background check in order to apply for Indiana Technician in Training License.

Course Title: PHARMACY TECH
Course Instructors: Jessica Lamb
Jennifer Higgins
Number of Credits: 3 each Semester
Semesters Offered: 2-Semester Program
Prerequisite: None
Eligible Grade Levels: 11th/12th
Dual Credit: Vincennes University – 19 Credits
  • Be a pharmacy technician and help licensed pharmacists provide medication and other healthcare products to patients.
  • Pharmacy Technicians work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist preparing prescription medications, providing customer service and performing administrative tasks. Their duties may include measuring, mixing, counting, labeling, and recording amounts of dosages of medications. They receive written or phone requests from patients and prescriptions sent electronically from doctors, and may schedule and maintain workflow and assist with inventory and ordering. Pharmacy Technicians have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings such as retail, long term and hospitals.
  • Learn about patient confidentiality and ethics governing pharmacy practice; policies and procedures related to a pharmacy tech position; purchasing, inventory control, and record keeping involved in drug orders.
  • Labs work with storage, packaging, and labeling requirements of drugs, prescriptions, and drug orders.
  • Tasks and technical skills include arithmetic calculations required for dosage determinations.
  • Job shadowing and other work-based learning activities may be included.

Dual Credit Information

Course Number Course Name Credit Amount College
HIMT 110 Medical Term 3 Credits Vincennes University
PHARM 105 Pharmacology I 3 Credits Vincennes University
PHARM 110 Dispensing Lab I 2 Credits Vincennes University
PHARM 220 Pharmacy Calculations 3 Credits Vincennes University
PHARM 206 Pharmacology II 3 Credits Vincennes University
PHARM 211 Dispensing Lab II 2 Credits Vincennes University
PHARM 115 Pharmacy Law for Technicians 3 Credits Vincennes University
PHARM 200 Pharmacy Management 3 Credits Vincennes University
PHARM 225 Practicum 4 Credits Vincennes University

Academic Standards for Success

  • Read and comprehend science and technical texts within a range of complexity appropriate for grades 11-CCR independently and proficiently.
  • Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.
  • Use vocabulary skills, context, roots, prefixes and suffixes to determine the meaning of words.
  • Solve problems using algebraic expressions and symbols to represent relationships, patterns and functions of different types.
  • Solve abstract and practical problems by applying and adapting a variety of strategies. Monitor progress and evaluate answers in terms of questions asked.
  • Identify how to order the elements of a sentence or paragraph to improve clarity, meaning and the progression of ideas.