Pharmacy Technician

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN - HOURS: 540

This competency-based course is designed to prepare students for employment in a pharmacy setting. The class consists of theory and clinical preparation to include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacy settings, duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician, pharmaceutical terms, abbreviations and symbols, metric and apothecary systems, drug requirements, record-keeping, dispensing prescriptions, knowledge of manufacturing, packaging, and labeling of drug products. At the successful completion of this course, students will be qualified to register with the California State Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician. Students will perform community classroom activities while under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.

The Division of Adult and Career Education’s Health and Medicine Career Pathway for Therapeutic Services is designed to prepare students in a pharmacy setting. The class consists of theory and clinical preparation including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacy settings, duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician, pharmaceutical terms, abbreviations and symbols, metric and apothecary systems, drug requirements, record-keeping, dispensing prescriptions, knowledge of manufacturing, packaging, and labeling of drug products. At the successful completion of this course, students will be qualified to register with the California State Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician. Student will perform community classroom activities while under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.

This certificate verifies that the student has met the minimal competencies in the following areas:

  • INTRODUCTION
  • SAFETY
  • COMMUNICATION
  • PHARMACOLOGY
  • MEASUREMENT AND CONVERSION
  • DRUGS
  • MEDICATION DISTRIBUTION
  • DRUG PRODUCTS
  • EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS