CIP Code: 510805
This is a basic course in pharmacy technology with practical application to medication preparations, direct pat- ient care and the pharmaceutical industry. The course (450 hours) includes basic skills in direct patient care delivery systems, therapeutic effects of prescription and nonprescription medications, information evaluation systems, purchasing and supplies with inventory control, prescription order receipts, medication preparations with computations, compound sterile and non-sterile products, along with medication distribution systems and safety measures. The anticipated outcome for the course is for the student to be able to challenge the National Healthcareer Association Examination (NHA) and obtain a 70% or better passing score as well as employment in the respected vocational career field. Students are individually prepared for National Certification as part of the course and the course includes a 60 hour internship program on completion accomplished within one of several major medical center associations.