Pharmacy Technician Program Orientation
Classes begin each Spring and Fall
• Orientation overview
• What are the Opportunities for Jobs?
• Tour of the classroom/lab and the sterile lab
• Q & A
• En...
Your Instructors:
• Christine Tannious: Bachelor of Science
California State University Northridge
• Registered Pharmacy Technician
• Verej Isanians: Doctor of Science in Pharmacy,
Haibuscak University, Armenia
• Certified Pharmacy Technician
About WLAC program
• Professional training program – we fully prepare
you to be a successful pharmacy technician
• Program...
Pharmacy TechnicianPharmacy Industry
♦ Very Strong Demand
♦ Among the Fastest Growing Healthcare Occupations in California...
Pharmacy Technician Careers
♦ New jobs created by increased use of
Technology, Computers and Informatics
(All Pharmacy rel...
Pharmacy TechnicianPharmacy Tech Job Skills
1) Technical Skills &
KnowledgeWhy does it take 15 minutes to fill a prescription?
Because people’s lives are depending up...
Pharmacy Technician
What else are Pharmacy Technicians responsible for?
2) Pharmacy Operations
1) Daily ordering of medica...
Pharmacy Technician3) Handling People/Customers
When you’re in the pharmacy,
you are taking care of
OTHER PEOPLE!
It’s you...
Pharmacy TechnicianWho Enjoys Being a Pharmacy
Tech?
All types of people!
Because there are DIFFERENT TYPES of jobs for
di...
Pharmacy Tech Job Types
Pharmacy Tech Advanced Jobs*
* Sometimes requires additional training beyond Pharmacy Technician Training
Pharmacy Technician
Once you complete your Pharmacy Technician Training
- then what?
In California, we send your education...
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Ambulatory
HomeHealthCare, Compounding,Insurance
Government
Hospital
Retail
U.S.Bureauo...
Advised Pharmacy Technician path…
Pharmacy Tech Jobs
Licensing!
Specialize!
Clinical Pharmacy Tech Job Types
How is Clinical Pharmacy Tech Different?
• Different environment than Retail Pharmacy
setting
• Responsibilities are more ...
Salary Estimates (full time)
Pharmacy Technician Jobs
*Experienced Wages for Pharmacy Techs
Will depend on your specialty,...
Pharmacy Tech at WLAC
Professional Externship – 2 months – 120 hours
Prepare with Pharmacy Tech Training at WLAC
Quality E...
CHECKLIST FOR EXTERNSHIPS:
___ Complete and pass your 7 required classes
___ Scrub sets
(Enroll tonight for a chance to wi...
Student Responsibilities
Your Checklist for California Licensing Requirements for “Registered Pharmacy Technician”
___ Com...
• Introduction to Pharmacy
• Pharmacy Calculations
• Body Systems / Pharmacology
• Computers in Health Occupations
• Steri...
Student Responsibilities
A Professional Training Program Prepares You for
a Professional Working Position
For success in t...
• Look Professional:
– Dress code for class is scrubs in the appropriate color
– Hair must be clean and neat
– Closed toe ...
• Classes begin at 6:45 pm
• Classes run Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
• Tue 6:45 pm – 10 pm
• Thu 6:45 pm – 10 pm
• Sat 9 ...
ONCE YOU’RE READY TO ENROLL:
Pay Registration fees in full or installments (details coming up!)
Read and sign “Student Con...
Student Responsibilities
Your Checklist for California Licensing Requirements for “Registered Pharmacy Technician”
___ Com...
Enrollment Details
How much does it cost?
In 2013, West Los Angeles College offered their
rigorous 370 hour Pharmacy Technician Training
and ...
Payment Options
(1) Full Certificate Program - $3,300 + books, materials, scrubs &
fees
Pay in full at orientation, online...
How to Register
1.Go to westside.wlac.edu
2.Sign in – use or create a student profile
3.Select Full Certificate Program
or...
• Textbooks (see list; approx. $190-$265)
• Basic function calculator (approx. $20)
• Clinic laboratory coat (approx. $35)...
What do I do next?
Pay Registration Fees in full or installments.
Purchase Textbooks – need by first week of class
Purchas...
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Pharmacy Tech instructors?
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Call (310) 287-4475
or
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Free orientation to learn about becoming a Pharmacy Technician. What are the basic salary ranges? How do you grow in your career? What sort of areas can you specialize in? Why is the field growing so quickly?
Learn about the Pharmacy Technician school at West LA College. AFFORDABLY priced - BEST internship - 120 hours over 2 months time.

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  • Barry introduces himself as Associate Dean. Then delivers the agenda. If you enroll tonight for Advanced Pharmacy tech, you’ll be entered to win one of the embroidered West LA lab coat before your externship starts.
  • Barry Introduces Christine and Verej Combined they have over 14 years of CLINICAL Pharmacy Tech experience so they are Highly qualified to train you and encourage you in advancing your career.
  • Barry Introduces Christine
  • Barry Introduces Verej Turns it over to Christine:
  • Christine: Welcome to our pharmacy technician program orientation. My name is Christine Tannious. I’ve been a pharmacy technician for 12 years. I also have my BS in biology and now I’m training to be a pharmacist. Both of my parents are pharmacists so I’ve been around pharmacy my whole life. And I am one of the Pharmacy Technician instructors here at West LA College and I’ve been teaching this Professional Training Program for over 4 years. Let me introduce VerejIsanians to you: He will be your other instructor. Verej why don’t you say a few things about yourself. Verej: I am VI – I’ve been in the pharmacy field for 12 years. I graduated from pharmacy school in 1999, move to the US and I’ve been teaching pharmacy technician programs since 2008. Technology for pharmacy technicians and the pharmacy field is changing every day, so my expertise is with technology in the pharmacy and automation of processing physician orders. Working in hospital setting and retail pharmacy setting has given me the experience to train students the way the current health care field demands. I’m very glad you’re part of this orientation. You’re going to learn a lot tonight, and we’ll be very excited for you if you decide this is the right career for you. And it will be very rewarding for you if you decide to enroll tonight. Christine: Thank you Verej. I’m really glad you’ve chosen to learn more about our profession. Now, let me give you the background about our Pharmacy Technician Training program. 1)This is a professional training program – we will fully prepare you to be a successful pharmacy technician 2) Our program objectives are based on the guidelines of American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) 3) We have over 490hours of classroom and lab training 4) Including your Pharmacy Externship – 120 hours in the real pharmacy, but don’t worry, you’ll be fully trained before your externship. 5) We’ve been Training pharmacy professionals since 2009. Our pharmacy technicians are working all over Los Angeles County, so you may finish your externship hours with some of our graduates and possibly be working some of them, too.
  • Verej: Why are Pharmacy Technician Careers Growing? Research and Development of drugs will never stop. The increase of research and development in pharmaceutical companies and adding pharmaceuticals to existing markets like cosmetics and biotechnology is part of the reason for the growth of the Pharmacy Technician career. (Show the three PDRs. ) Every year new drugs are being released by the Food&Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmacy technicians are becoming vital to the health care team. Aging population – Our population is aging and in correlation with that, the need of medications and health care is also increasing. Job Growth – The California Employment Development Department projects that Pharmacy Technician Job growth will add 50,000 additional jobs by 2018. Again, that is only in California. 2 Technicians per Pharmacist - It is the general practice for most retail pharmacies to have 2 pharmacy technicians per Pharmacist on duty. That means if there are two pharmacists on duty, there will most times be 4 pharmacy technicians in the pharmacy. New Jobs Created by increased use of Technology -- There are over 20 new job titles in the Pharmacy Tech scope of practice since I started in Pharmacy Tech career 12 years ago. I’ll show you some of those in a minute. By combining pharmacy and computers and technology – the field needs smarter, more computer savvy pharmacy techs to fill the new jobs.
  • CHRISTINE: Pharmacy Tech Job Types: What’s great about the pharmacy technician profession is you have many Pharmacy settings you can choose from. You’re not limited to a specific setting. Your success will depend on you finding the right fit and environment for your own personality, so can use your own personal skills and strengths. RETAIL: Retail is the largest pharmacy technician setting that we have. You start as a Pharmacy Technician, when you have enough experience, and hours in the pharmacy, you can be promoted to Lead Pharmacy Tech or Inventory Specialist. If you are people friendly, and have a helpful nature, this is the place you want to work. CLOSED DOOR PHARMACY: Closed Door Pharmacy is providing pharmacy services to nursing homes, assisted living, senior health care centers, Rehabilitation centers, Hospice care for (cancer, HIV patients) This also includes “Home Health Care” which means you don’t have any customer contact. You can work as a pharmacy technician, Lead technician, Inventory Specialists (also known as Purchasers) COMPOUNDING: If you like mixing – this is the place you want to be. Did you know that some prescriptions are custom made for special patients? They have different medication strength in each lotion, or cough medicine, or anti-aging creams, hormone creams, capsules… many different things. A compounding pharmacy is good for people who are detail oriented, focused and want minimal customer interaction. VEREJ: INSURANCE: With health care industry growing, the demand for pharmacy technicians in insurance company w/knowledge of brand and generic medication is increasing. You’ll be in contact with nurses, physicians, pharmacy technicians like yourself, pharmacists and most importantly, the patients. (1) Customer Service Representatives: You must have good communication skills. (2) Pharmacy Audit Representatives: Good math and pharmacy calculation skills are essential. (3) Prior-authorization Pharmacy Technician – work with physicians to approve non-formulary medication based on patient need. In Insurance, a rapidly emerging job is: PBM – Pharmacy Benefit Management – MAIL ORDER: Mail order is a fast paced work environment with orders coming by computer transaction directly from the physician’s office. There is no communication involved with you and the customer. You are preparing computer orders, fax orders and phone orders for mailing to customers. If you are a punctual and detail oriented person, this may be the right work environment for you. HOSPITALS: With advanced training, you can be working as clinical pharmacy technician in a hospital setting. The benefit of working in hospital setting, it pays more, better benefits and more clinical experience. You’re part of the clinical team that works closely with the nursing staff, physicians and other health care providers. You have to be professional, efficient and ethical.
  • Verej: So let’s talk about where the jobs are. Approximately 70% of pharmacy techs work in Retail settings. 20% of the jobs are in hospital settings. Employers are more selective in hiring at this level – but you earn much higher pay. That’s why it requires advanced training, which we now provide in this 10-month program. Even if you’ve been working in retail – you still need specialized training to work in a hospital. Most of the clinical jobs are in hospital /Inpatient settings that includes Veterans Hospitals. The other 10% are in long term or residential care, public agencies and insurance industry. In the USA, the job of Pharmacy Technician is a stable job. Pharmacy Technicians in a clinical setting play a vital role in pharmaceutical care. Surveyed pharmacists report a 70% satisfaction level working with pharmacy technicians. Growth: From 1996 – 2010 pharmacy technician field grew 82,650 jobs to 259,000. The future projection is about 17,500 clinical pharmacy technician jobs in the US. And you only need one of those jobs to start. The other 10% are in long term or residential care, public agencies and insurance industry. I see more growth in this area, especially with the passing of Affordable Health Care Act, known as Covered California here. In the USA, surveyed pharmacists report a 70% satisfaction level working with pharmacy technicians. Growth: From 1996 – 2010 pharmacy technician field grew 82,650 jobs to 259,000. And as we told you earlier, the future projection is an 50,000 additional jobs by 2018 .
  • Christine: Here is an sample of a pharmacy technician career path. You begin with a training like ours – our Pharmacy Tech TRAINING Then you will have your Pharmacy Tech Retail/Community Pharmacy Externship We will help you apply for your LICENSING. Then you’re going to work for awhile – and if you’re interested to grow further, you’ll consider advancing in your career, you want to move onto hospital/clinical settings and higher paying jobs. The great news is that our combined training program with the additional 80 hours in inpatient and sterile products training now prepares you to work in clinical settings, so there’s no need to interrupt your work to come back to school. You can become a Lead Pharmacy Technician. You can teach, like Verej and I do. Or become a program director for a Pharm Tech school. You can work in Information Technology for a large variety of companies that are in the Pharmaceutical industry (elaborate). And you can go to Pharmacy School to become a Pharmacist!
  • VEREJ: We have five main work environments for Clinical Pharmacy Tech Jobs Hospital Inpatient Pharmacy (this is where the majority of the jobs are) Home Health Care Pharmacy Nursing Homes / Senior Homes Closed Door Pharmacies Some Compounding Pharmacies Hospice Care You won’t be doing just one function Six months of my Cedars employment was Emergency room is different Labor and Delivery is different Pediatrics is different It’s a huge area to cover Distribution and IV are the main functions for Hospital training.
  • VEREJ: Different environment than Retail Pharmacy Setting: Hospital or Inpatient care settings requires a more knowledgeable staff for all level of care. That includes Pharmacy Technicians. Responsibilities are more critical: In regards to patient’s life, everything you do is critical. In the hospital pharmacy you’re preparing parenteral medications. PARENTERAL – means not by mouth – directly to the blood stream which means errors are fatal. So you HAVE to pay attention. Being on time is even more important than in retail pharmacy You have from 1 to 15 minutes to deliver STAT (immediately required) medication Some medications can cost up to $25,000 for ONE dose (a cancer drug) HIGHER PAY: You have more responsibilities and higher levels of responsibility. You are responsible to a staff, co-workers and responsible to patients. Your pharmacist is depending on you, the nurses are depending on you and the patients are depending on you and the FAMILY is going to be depending on you, too. ADDITIONAL STATE and FEDERAL REGULATIONS: Besides having Federal and State government regulations, there are privately established organizations that do rating for the hospitals. So you have to comply with those recommendations and standards of these organizations. For example: THE JOINT COMMISSION, HIPPA, BOP, OSHA – and you’ll learn all about these in class. If they visit your workplace and they ask you a compliance question, you have to be able to answer their questions in the moment. HIGHER STANDARD PERSONAL/CLINICAL PERFORMANCE: As a Pharmacy Technician you HAVE to stay current in your education and your performance. Minimum of 20 hours of Continuing Education is required in every hospital now. Re: critical responsibilities USING A HIGHER LEVEL OF YOUR PHARMACY TECH SKILLS: Hospitals will require you to take an entrance test to assess your knowledge. If you don’t pass it, you’re not hired. They’ll be testing your math skills. And brand and generic drug knowledge. Check in with yourself and ask “How open are you to learning new things?” because it is changing every day. Your eagerness to learn is required because you’re going to learn new things every day. In a hospital it’s all so fast – you learn one thing and you turn around and you have to learn something new – new drugs, new technologies, new regulations – all the time. CHRISTINE: LARGER ENVIRONMENT: CHRISTINE: Hospital busy, large ; Assisted Living Facilities, Senior Homes What to expect to see there. How is it different from Retail Pharmacy In contact with patients – you can’t be squeamish – take more compassion – more patience. More emotional skills, better interpersonal skills. And we train you for that.
  • VEREJ: So let’s talk about money and how much these jobs pay! Entry Level wages average for Retail Pharmacy Techs starts at $12.50 per hr which is $26,000 per year. Plus you’ll get benefits if you work full-time. Outpatient / Independent Pharmacy - $15 to $18 per hour, which comes to $31,2000 - $37,440 per year. Those with about 4 years of experience can expect about $22 per hour, or $46k per year. And when you get to the clinical settings like hospitals, the pay range jumps to $25-$38 per hour, which equates to $52,000 to $79,000 per year. The wage range for Experienced Clinical Pharmacy Techs will depend on your specializations, where you work and the duration of your experience. i.e.) full time vs/ part-time / hospital vs. closed door Barry and Verej will mention the need of multi-lingual Who speaks more than 1 language? The state of California is a multi-lingual, multi-cultural state. Being multi-lingual is a huge benefit for Pharmacy Techs in this state. It can increase your pay and the type of job you qualify for. So you can see how our comprehensive 10-month training program can really position you well for a great, high-paying career with lots of room for advancement. Plus, if you enroll tonight for Pharmacy tech, you’ll be entered to win one of the embroidered WLAC scrub tops which you’ll receive at the beginning of class.
  • Christine: Here is your check list for Externships! You’ll complete and pass your 7 required classes. Purchase your scrub sets Some pharmacies do require lab coats (so if that is a requirement at your pharmacy, you’ll get a lab coat.) If you can set up an externship in a hospital, You will need to have a clear drug screening and proper immunizations. And some might require a physical exam.
  • Christine: Be sure you’re writing down your questions that you have, because we want to be sure we answer them. Now we’ll be telling you about the classes you’ll take here. Verej: Intro to Pharmacy – history of pharmacy, laws and regulations. Pharmacy Calculations – we’ll be teaching you calculations specific to pharmacy. Body Systems / Pharmacology – learn the body systems and how each drug affects each system. Computers in Health Occupations – how to translate prescriptions, enter them in computer, print the label. Sterile Products – this is some of the new, advanced training we’ve built into the program. You’ll get hands-on training in aseptic techniques, parenteral calculations, sterile dosage forms and quality assurance procedure. This is where you learn to prepare IVs. Christine: Pharmacy Operations – it’s my favorite. Lots of hours. Didactic and hands on experience. LOTS of hands-on experience. Retail, closed door and compounding prescriptions. We continue to do prescription typing (elaborate) in this operations class. Inpatient Pharmacy Services – This is the other new, advanced training we are incorporating into the program. You’ll learn hands-on about patient cassettes, how to prepare unit doses, process orders and use manual and automated systems to distribute medication. Externship – CVS, Walgreens, AHF Pharmacy, and a closed-door pharmacy called Skilled Nursing Pharmacy. Christine: Pharmacy Operations Retail Pharmacy Externship Classes are Tues days and Thursdays 6:45 to 10pm Saturdays 9am to 4/4:50 pm
  • CHRISTINE: Covers the professional dress, behavior. The information on where to buy the scrubs is on the handout. You will need to have your scrubs by the third week of class. Your hair must be clean and neat Closed Toe shoes are a MUST so you don’t hurt yourself in the lab. VEREJ: Tattoos must be covered. Excessive piercing is not allowed in any health care setting due to government regulation. No chewing gum in class or lab.
  • VEREJ: Read the slide.
  • Barry:
  • Barry: We have three people available to answer more specific questions for you.
  • Learn about Pharmacy Technician School! West Los Angeles College Shares Free Orientation Slides!

    1. 1. Pharmacy Technician Program Orientation Classes begin each Spring and Fall
    2. 2. • Orientation overview • What are the Opportunities for Jobs? • Tour of the classroom/lab and the sterile lab • Q & A • Enroll tonight, and you’ll be entered to win a WLAC Pharmacy Tech scrubs top! Orientation Agenda
    3. 3. Your Instructors:
    4. 4. • Christine Tannious: Bachelor of Science California State University Northridge • Registered Pharmacy Technician
    5. 5. • Verej Isanians: Doctor of Science in Pharmacy, Haibuscak University, Armenia • Certified Pharmacy Technician
    6. 6. About WLAC program • Professional training program – we fully prepare you to be a successful pharmacy technician • Program objectives are based on the guidelines of American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) • Over 370 hours of classroom and lab training • Also, 120 hours Community Pharmacy Externship • Training pharmacy professionals since 2009
    7. 7. Pharmacy TechnicianPharmacy Industry ♦ Very Strong Demand ♦ Among the Fastest Growing Healthcare Occupations in California ♦ Predicted to grow by 25 – 35% through 2018 (28% growth in Orange County) ♦ About 29,000 persons work as a Pharmacy Tech in California ♦ Expect 9,600 new positions in California in the next 6 to 8 years Pharmacy Technician Jobs – Why now?
    8. 8. Pharmacy Technician Careers ♦ New jobs created by increased use of Technology, Computers and Informatics (All Pharmacy related technology is overseen by Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians) ♦ Research & Development in drugs ♦ Aging Population ♦ Job Growth - 50,000 add’l U.S. jobs/ 2018 ♦ U.S. Law - 2 Technicians assisting each Pharmacist in the pharmacy all times. Why is it Growing?
    9. 9. Pharmacy TechnicianPharmacy Tech Job Skills
    10. 10. 1) Technical Skills & KnowledgeWhy does it take 15 minutes to fill a prescription? Because people’s lives are depending upon YOUR ACCURACY!
    11. 11. Pharmacy Technician What else are Pharmacy Technicians responsible for? 2) Pharmacy Operations 1) Daily ordering of medications (Ever been to a pharmacy and they were out of stock of your medication? It’s up to YOU to make sure medications are in stock!) 2) Cleaning of equipment w/alcohol (Continually throughout the day) 3) Cleaning of counters w/ alcohol …..(Nice to know pharmacies are cleaned ………throughout the day, isn’t it?) 4) Other duties assigned by …..Pharmacist
    12. 12. Pharmacy Technician3) Handling People/Customers When you’re in the pharmacy, you are taking care of OTHER PEOPLE! It’s your job to leave your problems at the door when you come to work Your customers might be sick, they might be elderly, they might just be having a bad day… Part of your job is to communicate in a way that makes others feel better!
    13. 13. Pharmacy TechnicianWho Enjoys Being a Pharmacy Tech? All types of people! Because there are DIFFERENT TYPES of jobs for different types of Pharmacy Technicians
    14. 14. Pharmacy Tech Job Types
    15. 15. Pharmacy Tech Advanced Jobs* * Sometimes requires additional training beyond Pharmacy Technician Training
    16. 16. Pharmacy Technician Once you complete your Pharmacy Technician Training - then what? In California, we send your education information to the CALIFORNIA licensing board and you receive a CALIFORNIA license.* Your WLAC education, your externship, your social security card and your California Pharmacy Tech license are usually all you need to work in the state of CALIFORNIA * Requirements for working are different for every state. Please call a college in your area to ask for details about your state.
    17. 17. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Ambulatory HomeHealthCare, Compounding,Insurance Government Hospital Retail U.S.Bureauofstatistics April2011 Pharmacy Technician Jobs
    18. 18. Advised Pharmacy Technician path… Pharmacy Tech Jobs Licensing! Specialize!
    19. 19. Clinical Pharmacy Tech Job Types
    20. 20. How is Clinical Pharmacy Tech Different? • Different environment than Retail Pharmacy setting • Responsibilities are more critical • Higher pay • Additional State and Federal Regulations • Higher Standard Personal/Clinical Performance • Using Higher Level of Pharmacy Tech Skills • Fast paced environment – continually learning Clinical Pharmacy Tech Jobs
    21. 21. Salary Estimates (full time) Pharmacy Technician Jobs *Experienced Wages for Pharmacy Techs Will depend on your specialty, where you work, # of years experience, languages you speak i.e. full time vs. part-time / hospital vs. retail Chain/Retail Outpatient/Ind Retail 4 + years experience* Clinical Pharmacy Tech* $12.50/hr + $15 - $18 / hr $22/hr $25 - $38/hr $26,000 $31,200 - $37,440 $45,760 $52,000 - $79,000
    22. 22. Pharmacy Tech at WLAC Professional Externship – 2 months – 120 hours Prepare with Pharmacy Tech Training at WLAC Quality Education – 8 months training – 3 days a week Homework and study time – 3 to 5 hours a week Intensive “Hands on experience” during training Affordable Cost – Far more affordable than our competitors less comprehensive programs that cost thousands of dollars more.
    23. 23. CHECKLIST FOR EXTERNSHIPS: ___ Complete and pass your 7 required classes ___ Scrub sets (Enroll tonight for a chance to win free scrubs top!) ___ Lab coat – some facilities require a lab coat. ___ Clear Drug Screening ___ Proper Immunizations / TB Test ___ Physical Exam (some hospitals require these) Pharmacy Tech @WLACPharmacy Tech at WLAC
    24. 24. Student Responsibilities Your Checklist for California Licensing Requirements for “Registered Pharmacy Technician” ___ Complete your Pharmacy Technician Training program ___ Verification of High school diploma or GED Equivalent (Int’l diplomas must be translated) ___ Verification of age 18 by the beginning of your externship ___ Social Security Card ___ Fingerprinting (LIVESCAN) WE ALSO RECOMMEND: ___ Recommend Background Clearance (online) ___ Clear Drug Screening (required for most Externships and ALL PAID PHARMACY JOBS) For complete details on licensing, see: www.pharmacy.ca.gov How Do I Get My California Pharmacy Technician License?
    25. 25. • Introduction to Pharmacy • Pharmacy Calculations • Body Systems / Pharmacology • Computers in Health Occupations • Sterile Products (New!) • Pharmacy Operations (Professionalism and Inventory) • Inpatient Pharmacy Services (New!) • Community Pharmacy Externship – 120 hours in 2 months Pharmacy Tech @WLAC The Classes You’ll Be Taking Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:45 to 10 pm Saturdays 9 am to 4/4:50 pm Externship hours we help you arrange with individual pharmacy
    26. 26. Student Responsibilities A Professional Training Program Prepares You for a Professional Working Position For success in this program you will: 1)Organize your life in advance (Leave problems outside the classroom.) 2)Dress Professionally (Wear scrubs by 3rd week of class) 3)Arrive ON TIME every day (15 minutes early is best) 4)Take appropriate notes and ask for help when needed 5)Do all of your homework, turn in when due. 6) Teamwork – be cooperative when working in groups! 7) Respect your instructors and your fellow students
    27. 27. • Look Professional: – Dress code for class is scrubs in the appropriate color – Hair must be clean and neat – Closed toe shoes are required to protect from lab accidents – Tattoos must be covered – Excessive piercing is not allowed in any healthcare setting – No chewing gum Professional expectations of students for class, lab, externship: Student Responsibilities
    28. 28. • Classes begin at 6:45 pm • Classes run Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday • Tue 6:45 pm – 10 pm • Thu 6:45 pm – 10 pm • Sat 9 am – 4:05 pm Your Class SCHEDULE! Student Responsibilities
    29. 29. ONCE YOU’RE READY TO ENROLL: Pay Registration fees in full or installments (details coming up!) Read and sign “Student Conduct Contract” Purchase Textbooks by first week of class Purchase your personal study supplies (notebooks, pens, etc) START YOUR EDUCATION WITH OUR NEXT CLASS! Student Responsibilities
    30. 30. Student Responsibilities Your Checklist for California Licensing Requirements for “Registered Pharmacy Technician” ___ Complete your Pharmacy Technician Training program ___ Verification of High school diploma or GED Equivalent (Int’l diplomas must be translated) ___ Verification of age 18 by the beginning of your externship ___ Social Security Card ___ Fingerprinting (LIVESCAN) WE ALSO RECOMMEND: ___ Recommend Background Clearance (online) ___ Clear Drug Screening (required for most Externships and ALL PAID PHARMACY JOBS) For complete details on licensing, see: www.pharmacy.ca.gov How Do I Get My California Pharmacy Technician License?
    31. 31. Enrollment Details
    32. 32. How much does it cost? In 2013, West Los Angeles College offered their rigorous 370 hour Pharmacy Technician Training and 120 hour externship hours for $3,300 + books and fees (Call to learn current fees) Pharmacy Technician Training at a private vocational school can cost you over $16,000 + books and fees. Did you do the math? What is the savings? The choice is always yours of course, but you can get ahead much faster in your life without huge loans to pay off when you graduate.
    33. 33. Payment Options (1) Full Certificate Program - $3,300 + books, materials, scrubs & fees Pay in full at orientation, online, by phone or in person! (2) Three Installment Payments - $3,550 + books,materials, scrubs &fees. 1st installment - $1,450 – pay before class begins 2nd installment - $1,450 – due 3 months later 3rd installment - $650 – due before your externship begins Register tonight! Register online – http://westside.wlac.edu Register in person – Extension Office – Parking Lot 5 Register by phone – (310) 287-4475 Enrollment Details This is a Westside Extension not-for-credit certificate program Classes start in Spring & Fall
    34. 34. How to Register 1.Go to westside.wlac.edu 2.Sign in – use or create a student profile 3.Select Full Certificate Program or Part 1 – Installment 1 4. Click on class title to read the description 5. Add to your cart and check out! Enrollment Details
    35. 35. • Textbooks (see list; approx. $190-$265) • Basic function calculator (approx. $20) • Clinic laboratory coat (approx. $35) • Criminal background check (approx. $62) • Clear drug screen (approx. $22) • Live Scan (electronic fingerprinting) for licensing ($71) • Application Fee for Licensing for the Board of Pharmacy ($80) • Parking Permits (optional - $20 Spring/Fall; $7 Summer) Are there additional costs?
    36. 36. What do I do next? Pay Registration Fees in full or installments. Purchase Textbooks – need by first week of class Purchase your personal study supplies (notebooks, pens, etc) Get your parking permit (buy online) Order your scrubs – wear to class starting by the third week Read and sign “Student Conduct Contract” on first day of class START your classes & begin your new life! Enrollment Details
    37. 37. Want to talk to one of our Pharmacy Tech instructors? or Have questions? Call (310) 287-4475 or email westside@wlac.edu Enrollment Details
    38. 38. Thanks for watching Pharmacy Technician Orientation Click here to tell us about you and what makes you want to be Class sessions begin in each Spring and Fall! @WLAPharmacyTech facebook.com/PharmacyTechTrainingWLAC

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