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Pharmacy Technician Training Program in Houston, TX

Pharmacy Technician Training Program is a comprehensive training course that will prepare students to provide medication and other medical products to patients, mix intravenous solutions, count tablets and label bottles; receive electronic prescriptions from medical offices, handle computer order entry of prescriptions , receive written prescriptions and request for refills for patients, verify complete and accurate prescriptions, stock prescriptions, inventory prescriptions and over-the-counter medications; also training on sterile product preparation and aseptic technique.

A pharmacy tech certificate will also prepare students to attain employment in different places like hospitals, retail, and mail-order pharmacies, assisted-living facilities, nursing homes, home health care establishments. This program will serve as the didactic component of a pharmacy technician training curriculum which is broadly applicable to any level of pharmacy technician learner across all practice settings whether an entry-level technician in training, or a practicing pharmacy technician with years of experience seeking to refresh and update their baseline knowledge in areas of practice they may not perform daily.

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Pharmacy Technician Program Overview

Our physician assistant course will provide resources focused on providing students with skills to confidently perform common calculations used across all pharmacy settings and is designed to deliver in-depth explanations on how to solve calculations performed in pharmacy practice. Our complete pharmacy tech program covers:

  1. Courses: Pharm Tech Sequence I, II, III
  2. Total Hours: 190 clock hrs.
  3. Program Length: 16 weeks
  4. Materials: 1 Textbook, PharmaSeer, PharmaSeer Math
  5. Externship: Externships will be provided for eligible students by participating partners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Upon completion of the pharmacy technician school, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the roles, responsibilities, education requirements, and scope of practice of pharmacy personnel, historical milestones of apothecary sciences, and understand federal laws and regulations governing pharmacy practice.
  • Differentiate between categories of dosage forms, choosing appropriate containers to dispense prescription medications in, and follow best practices to mitigate dispensing errors.
  • Recognize and adhere to federal laws governing the dispensing of controlled substances, and differentiate between the five schedules of controlled substances established by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and techniques and procedures for recognizing and preventing diversion of controlled substances.
  • Describe the step by step dispensing process from prescription intake to patient pickup and follow procedures for prescription refills.
  • Perform accurate calculations related to determining patient dosages, medication quantities and days’ supply, and various business-related calculations most commonly used in pharmacy operations.
  • Apply self-management skills, teamwork, and conflict resolution used in pharmacy practice.
  • Apply concepts of professionalism, effective communication, and cultural awareness to provide the highest level of care to all patients.
  • Follow federal privacy laws established by the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and differentiate the employer and employee responsibilities to communicate with other healthcare professionals and patients without violating patient rights to privacy.
  • Differentiate between the major types of pharmacy third-party programs, and follow procedures to verify eligibility and perform real-time online pharmacy claims adjudication, mitigate chargebacks by following best practices when processing claims, as well as troubleshoot and resolve rejected claims based on error messages sent back to the pharmacy by the third party plan.
  • Identify various non-dispensing duties, and follow procedures to carry out those duties to safely maximize pharmacy operational efficiency.
  • Identify the most common medical terminology and abbreviations used in pharmacy practice, as well as terms commonly used in patient charts and profiles related to laboratory and diagnostic tests.
  • Summarize the structures, functions, and common medical conditions of all the body’s physiological systems, as well as the actions of medications used to treat select conditions affecting those systems.
  • Identify the characteristics, nonpharmacological therapies, and pharmacological therapies of the most commonly diagnosed medical conditions.
  • Define concepts of basic pharmacology, and identify types of medication interactions including interactions to other medications, foods, and diseases and understand the role the nervous system plays in bringing about favorable outcomes to medication therapy.
  • Identify and follow procedures to maintain infection control across pharmacy settings, assisting and/ or performing first aid, point of care testing, immunizations, and wellness promotion.
  • Identify the uses, names, and considerations of the most common OTC remedies, including OTCs contraindicated based on patient medical conditions.
  • Identify and follow procedures related to medication distribution systems in hospitals and long-term care (LTC) facilities, and requirements and procedures for proper medication repackaging.
  • Follow procedures to safely perform non sterile extemporaneous compounding based on guidelines established by USP chapter 795 (USP).
  • Follow procedures to safely perform aseptic sterile compounding based on guidelines established by USP chapter 797 (USP), proper storage and Beyond Use Dating (BUD) of sterile compounds based on their stability.
  • Describe emergency situations and the role of pharmacies and their personnel in treating patients after large-scale emergencies and/or natural disasters.
Pharm Tech Sequence ILec/Lab/Ext
PHT 101 Introduction and Basic Overview...05/00/00
PHT 102 Prescription Medications: General...04/03/00
PHT 103 Prescription Medications: Controlled Substances...03/02/00
PHT 104 The Dispensing Process...08/00/00
PHT 105 Pharmacy Calculations...04/02/00
PHT 106 Self-Management Skills, Communication, and Teamwork...03/00/00
PHT 107 Patient Interaction...04/02/00
PHT 108 An Overview of Federal Privacy Requirements...04/00/00
PHT 109 Managed Care Prescriptions...04/01/00
PHT 110 Nondispensing Duties...05/00/00
PHT 111 Drug and Medical Terminology...05/00/00
PHT 112 Basic Anatomy and Physiology...10/00/00
PHT 113 Basic Pharmacology...09/00/00
PHT 114 Commonly Prescribed Interventions...10/02/00
PHT 115 Infection Control, Wellness, and Disease Prevention...06/00/00
PHT 116 Over the Counter (OTC) Medications...07/00/00
PHT 117 Unit Dose Systems and Medication...02/01/00
PHT 118 Nonsterile Product Compounding...05/00/00
PHT 119 Sterile Product Compounding...06/02/00
PHT 120 Emergency Situations...04/01/00
Pharm Tech Sequence II
PHT 121 Introduction and Measurement Basics...05/01/00
PHT 122 Dispensing Calculations and Business Math...03/01/00
PHT 123 Single-Dose Calculations...03/01/00
PHT 124 Sterile and Nonsterile Compounding Calculations...05/01/00
PHT 125 Calculations for Specific Circumstances...04/02/00
Pharm Tech Sequence III
PHT 126 Externship...00/00/40
Total 190 hours128/22/40
  • Mortars and pestle
  • Spatulas
  • Balance scale
  • Weighing boat
  • Graduated cylinders 50ml, 100ml , 1000ml
  • Volumetric flask
  • Compounding slab
  • Bookshelves for pharmacy
  • Pills, tablets , ointment jars and boxes with a combo
  • Empty gel capsule size 00,
  • Practi 1000 ml iv bag saline
  • Practi Amoxicillin oral susp.
  • Pre-printed label apothecary products.” for external use only”
  • Pill crusher apothecary products
  • Pill counting tray
  • Prescription vial ezydose 13 dram./60 dram
  • Pill cutter hand operated.
  • Practi -sub lingual nitro
  • Practi patch nitro (100 b/x)
  • Practi insulin variety
  • Practi amiodarone iv bag premixed
  • Practi me dispense pack 1
  • Medication box, ointment jar, bottles with different closures, inhalers and oral contraceptive packages

Students satisfactorily who satisfactorily complete the Pharmacy Technician Program will be awarded a certified Pharmacy Technician Certification.

Master Pharmacy Tech Skills with Our Accredited Course

Our pharmacy tech training will provide robust analytics, a dashboard that reports key metrics, including student progress and performance, with a summary view that aggregates progress and performance of all students enrolled in the course. Simpler problems are presented in a very straightforward manner, and more complex calculations are presented using different methods of calculation with the user being in control at all times to choose the method that best helps them understand.

Additionally, our pharmacy assistant classes will guide the learner through the steps to solve more complex calculations, start to finish, and step-by-step animations engage learners and reinforce understanding by stopping at key steps and requiring input from the user. Evaluations are designed to be more summative, with performance metrics to indicate a learner’s mastery of the corresponding learning objective.

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