Become a Pharmacy Technician

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Become a Pharmacy Technician

About This Course

Published 5/2013 English

Course Description

Becoming a pharmacy technician is a simpler path than most students think. While many students are convinced that becoming certified involves months of schooling -currently this is NOT the case.

To become a certified pharmacy technician an individual must:

1. Register with the PTCB or ExCPT to take a certification exam. Most states require the PTCB, but the ExCPT is accepted in many states.

2. Study the required material to pass the PTCB or ExCPT examination. (Note: Studying for the exam can be a part of a lengthy/costly college course, but is not required – a simple online video course will be sufficient )

3. Pass your exam!

4. Register with your respective State Board of Pharmacy. We provide the web URL for all 50 State Boards of Pharmacy to make registering easy!

This course is designed to help students learn the concepts needed to become a certified pharmacy technician (C. Ph.T). Many different topics are covered in the course, including pharmacy law, common abbreviations, commonly used calculations, and many other skills used by pharmacy technicians in their day to day tasks. Utilizing the advantages of a self-paced course, student will be able to prepare to take the certification exam needed to work as a pharmacy technician.

Included in this course are how-to videos, drugs lists, commonly seen abbreviations, pharmaceutical calculations, sample test questions, and other resources useful in a successful pharmacy career.

This course will require additional time and repetition to reinforce skills learned within the included materials. Students are encouraged to take a slow and steady pace in this course – it is designed as a 6-week course but may be longer or shorter depending on the rate of learning by the student.

What are the requirements?

  • A willingness to work hard to memorize the concepts covered
  • Calculator
  • Knowledge of Simple Math Concepts

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course, you will be able to utilize the skills you have learned to achieve a job as a pharmacy technician.
  • Read sig codes
  • Perform simple pharmacy math
  • Understand commonly used pharmacy law
  • Brand and generic equivalents

What is the target audience?

  • Individuals interested in becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Introduction
07:23
Pharmacy Workflow Part 1
08:37
Pharmacy Workflow Part 2
06:36
Counting/Pouring
04:02
Exam Information
1 page
Section 2: Pharmacy Abbreviations
Pharmacy Abbreviations Part 1
13:37
Sig Code Quiz
10 questions
Pharmacy Abbreviations Part 2
05:47
Pharmacy Abbreviation Wrap-Up
08:52
Sig Code Quiz #2
10 questions
Section 3: Medications
Top 200 Drugs Introduction
03:39
Drug Nomenclature Part 1
07:14
Drug Nomenclature Part 2
07:54
Drug Nomenclature Part 3
06:55
Top 200 Quiz #1
10 questions
Drug Recalls
02:44
Top 200 Quiz #2
10 questions
Pregnancy Categories
1 page
Top 200 Quiz #3
9 questions
National Drug Code Numbers
03:43
Medications Wrap-Up
04:19
Section 4: Pharmacy Math
General Math Review
08:28
Lab Essentials
13:46
Volumes and Measures
08:00
Volumes and Measures Quiz
10 questions
Conversions
10:10
Conversions
10 questions
Roman Numerals
06:58
Roman Numeral Quiz
10 questions
IV Calculations
14:10
Pediatric Dosages
10:23
Pharmacy Business
1 page
Temperature Conversions
06:28
Temperature Conversion Quiz
5 questions
Ratio and Proportion
17:57
Alligation
10:32
Alligation Quiz
3 questions
Inventory Maintenance
1 page
Math Test
Article
Section 5: Pharmacy Law
Pharmacy Law
11:39
Common Pharmacy Acts and Laws
10:06
New Drug Application
08:14
Pharmacy Law Quiz
10 questions
Section 6: Conclusion
Landing A Job
05:42
Summary
04:51
Final Exam
35 questions
Section 7: PTCB Updated Exam
Reimbursement Plans
06:16
Therapeutic Equivalence
03:16
Transfer of Controlled Substances
06:01
Drug Interactions
05:54
Restricted Drug Programs
08:00
Common Safety Strategies
06:04
Hazardous Materials
08:38
Beyond Use Dating
08:02

Instructor Biography

Steven Pettit, Pharm.D., Pharmacist

Dr. Steven Pettit is a retail compounding pharmacist at a large independent pharmacy. His experience inside a compounding pharmacy has equipped him to teach a variety of topics. In addition to filling prescriptions, He has also taught at a variety of classes and seminars covering topics such as medications for Parkinson’s disease, menopause, and bariatric surgery.

Steven completed his undergraduate work at the University of North Texas and later obtained his Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D) from Texas Tech School of Pharmacy.

Course Features

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