Pharmacy Tech

Pharmacy Tech

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

Course Title: PHARMACY TECH
Course Instructor: Ms. Lamb
Ms. 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
Number in parenthesis indicates which semester the credits are earned.

Course Number Course Name Credit Amount College
HIMT 110
(1)
Medical Terminology for Allied Health (F) 3 Credits Pharmacy Tech I
PHARM 105
(1)
Pharmacology I (F) 3 Credits Pharmacy Tech I
PHARM 110
(1)
Dispensing Lab I (F) 2 Credits Pharmacy Tech I
PHARM 220
(1)
Pharmacy Calculations (F) 3 Credits Pharmacy Tech I
PHARM 206
(2)
Pharmacology II (S) 3 Credits Pharmacy Tech I
PHARM 211
(2)
Dispensing Lab II (S) 3 Credits Pharmacy Tech I
PHARM 115
(2)
Pharmacy Law for Technicians (S) 3 Credits Pharmacy Tech I
PHARM 200
(2)
Pharmacy Management (S) 3 Credits Pharmacy Tech I
PHARM 225
(3)
Practicum (Spring or Summer) 2 Credits Pharmacy Tech II