Fall or Spring
The pharmacy technician, under the supervision of a pharmacist, assists in day-to-day pharmacy operations. Pharmacy technicians work in hospitals or retail pharmacies receiving written prescriptions, taking prescription refill requests, preparing intravenous medications, operating computer and automation systems, applying prescription and auxiliary labels to medication bottles, pricing and controlling inventory, and preparing insurance claim forms.
Graduates are eligible to take a national Pharmacy Technician certification exam. National certification is required for employment as a pharmacy technician in Iowa and many other states.
This diploma is eligible for state and federal financial aid.
- retail pharmacies
- hospital pharmacies
- medical clinic pharmacies
- home health agencies
|Term 1||Credit Hours|
|PHR-154||Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technician I 2||2|
|PHR-165||Pharmacy Technician Calculations and Compounding With Lab 2||4|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Communication for Health Care Professionals|
|Fundamentals of Oral Communication|
|Select one of the following: 1||3|
|Basic Anatomy and Physiology|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
|PHR-156||Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technician II 2||2|
|PSY-111||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|HSC-107||Professionals in Health||2|
|PHR-173||Pharmacy Technician Clinical||1.5|
|PHR-175||Pharmacy Technician Operations and Regulations||4|