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Pharmacy Technician

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Course Cirriculum


B101 Business Communication For Careers 1

25 Clock Hours – 25 Lecture 2.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn how to use basic grammar and parts of speech.
(Prerequisite: None)


B102 Business Communication For Careers 2

25 Clock Hours – 25 Lecture 2.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn sentence structure to write effectively. Emphasis is on punctuation and skills needed for effective business english. (Prerequisite: None)


B103 Business Communication For Careers 3

25 Clock Hours – 25 Lecture 2.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn correct usage in written and oral communications for business. (Prerequisite: None)


C101 Computer 1

50 Clock Hours – 10 Lecture 40 Lab – 3.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn basic use of word processor and spreadsheet applications.
(Prerequisite: None)


C102 Computer 2

50 Clock Hours – 10 Lecture 40 Lab – 3.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn basic use of database and presentation applications.
(Prerequisite: None)


C107 Computer 7

25 Clock Hours – 5 Lecture 20 Lab – 1.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn Rx software for use to fill prescriptions. (Prerequisite: None)


J100 Job Readiness

25 Clock Hours – 5 Lecture 20 Lab – 1.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn how to develop possibilities for employment by preparing resumes and interviewing successfully. (Prerequisite: None)


K101 Keyboarding 1

50 Clock Hours – 10 Lecture 40 Lab – 3.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn how to perform the proper keyboarding and formatting techniques. Students will have a goal for speed and accuracy to reach 29 words per minute.
(Prerequisite: None)


O101 Office Procedures 1

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn business office procedures, filing, office machines, processing mail, and ethics. Prerequisite: None)


O102 Office Procedures 2

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn the telephone systems and procedures for communicating properly, time management and working with others. (Prerequisite: None)


O103 Office Procedures 3

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn the fundamental business calculations used in today’s workplace, processing and understanding financial information. (Prerequisite: None)


P100 Professional Development

25 Clock Hours – 25 Lecture 2.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn basics of personal and office skills necessary for today’s workplace. (Prerequisite: None)


P101 Introduction to Pharmacy & Pharmacology

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn the role of pharmacy technician, basic concepts of pharmacology, common terms, abbreviations, and Terminology. (Prerequisite: None)


P102 Anti-Infectives & Pharmacy Law and Regulations

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
The students will learn antibiotics treatment, action, side effects, and dispensing. Students will understand the differences between fungi and viruses. Students will learn the law and regulations that govern the practice. (Prerequisite: None)


P103 Nervous System, Drugs, Dose Forms & Routes of Drug Administration

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn sources, and uses of drugs. Students will learn the introduction to pathologies of the nervous system. (Prerequisite: None)


P104 Anticonvulsants & Community Pharmacy

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn various types of drugs to treat other CNS disorders. Students will learn dispensing, labeling, billing third-party insurance, receiving, inventory, and compounding. (Prerequisite: None)


P105 Respiratory, Gastrointestinal & Basic Measurements

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn the drug actions linked to respiratory and gastrointestinal systems. Students will practice basic measurement systems. (Prerequisite: None)


P106 Urinary & Cardiovascular

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn the drug actions linked to urinary and cardiovascular systems.
(Prerequisite: None)


P107 Muscle Relaxant, Hormones & Topicals

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn the drag actions linked to muscle relaxant, hormones, and topical. (Prerequisite: None)


P108 Chemotherapy & Nutrition

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn recombinant drugs and chemotherapy. Students will learn vitamins, nutritional and alternative supplements. (Prerequisite: None)


P109 Certification Preparation Review

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will complete a comprehensive review in preparation for certified pharmacy technician exam. (Prerequisite: None)


P110 Calculation

50 Clock Hours – 50 Lecture 5.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn the essential calculation concepts and skills used by the pharmacy technician. (Prerequisite: None)


P200 Externship

125 Clock Hours – 125 Ext. 4.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will perform on-the-job training that utilizes the skills that the student has learned in class in a pharmacy, hospital, or other appropriate healthcare facility. (Prerequisite: Completion of program course requirements)

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  • If you want to change your life and get started in a rewarding career, I recommend that you come to Southwest Schools. They will make a difference in your life. Andrea R.
  • Southwest is the best. You get in, get your education, get out, and start working right away.
  • Thank you Southwest! That phone call that I made was the best thing that I have done in a long time. It has changed my life and allowed me to pursue a rewarding career.
  • I got the job that I really wanted.
  • The teachers at Southwest are more motivated to make you who you should be and what you want to be.
  • I would recommend that someone go to Southwest if they want to change their life and get started in a rewarding career.
  • I am Graduate of the Pharmacy Technician program at Southwest Schools. The teachers at Southwest are the best. You are not a number at Southwest, the teachers care about you and your future. Breanna F
  • After graduation I got a great job and just got my first raise which allowed me to purchase my first new car. If you are looking for a school to get you started in a new career, Southwest is the place to be. Breanna F
  • My life has changed now that I am working as a Certified Medical Assistant
  • I would recommend Southwest because the programs are shorter, class sizes are small and you get the attention you need from some great instructors.
  • Southwest has given me the opportunity to go to school, get a job, and live my dream. The Education at Southwest Schools really works and so do their Graduates. Jennifer G.

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