Pharmacy Technician - Black Hawk College

Pharmacy Technician

Program Description

Pharmacy Technician     

Job growth expected to be 12% through 2026.

Instructor: J. Jefferson, CPht

Prerequisite: Above average math skills are recommended.  

Set yourself on the path as a pharmacy technician at a hospital, retail, home infusion, or mail-order pharmacy.

Topics include:

  • Classifications of drugs (brand name and generic)
  • Medical terminology related to pharmacy
  • Medication compounding and proper handling procedures
  • Intravenous and chemotherapy drugs
  • Basic pharmacy math and medication dosage conversions
  • Prescription requirements and interpretation
  • Inventory control, billing procedures, legal and moral obligations of personnel
  • I.V. drip rates and medication dispensing

Please bring a calculator to class. Before the first class, purchase required textbook at www.bhc.edu/bookstore.

The Pharmacy Technician Certification exam (PTCB) is available upon successful completion of the class.

8 Tues./7 Wed.   May 11 – June 29                 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 204                                        Tuition Fee $735

In-person CRN  50001

 

8 Tues./7 Wed.   July 27 – Sept. 14               5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 204                                        Tuition Fee $735

In-person CRN  80632