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Roxbury Community College - Pharmacy Technician Program

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Roxbury Community College - Pharmacy Technician Program

  1. 1. PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
  2. 2. WHO IS THIS PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR?• YOU!• Pharmacy Technicians• Pre-pharmacy Students• Healthcare Background• New Career
  3. 3. • Assist the pharmacist• Enter patient information and data• Dispense medication• Compound specialty orders• Prepare intravenous medication• Patient care
  4. 4. PREREQUISITES• H.S. Diploma or G.E.D.• H.S. senior graduating end of year• At least 18 – years – old (there are exceptions)• Math (9th & 10th grade)• English-written and verbal (7th grade reading level)• Hand-to-eye coordination; finger agility• Vision (normal or corrected)• No prior criminal offenses**Drug testing and criminal background check for employment**
  5. 5. PROGRAM HOURS: 10575 hours of instruction in:• Be introduced to various pharmacy practice settings• Cover drug classes• Basic anatomy & physiology• Drug interactions• Daily pharmacy activities30 hours of instruction in:• Pharmacy math concepts• Calculations• Conversions• 9th/10th grade math
  6. 6. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS• Licensed and Practicing Pharmacist with at least 2 years of experience• Certified Pharmacy Technician with at least 2 years of experience• Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate (3rd or 4th year)
  7. 7. MASS BOARD OF PHARMACY STATE LAWS Qualification Required by State Registration/License Yes Training Yes Certification Yes Continuing Education Yes
  8. 8. CERTIFICATION*Certification is REQUIRED in the State of MassachusettsTwo national certification exams:• PTCB exam—offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board www.ptcb.org • $129—renewal every 2 years• ExCPT exam—offered by the National Healthcareer Association www.nhanow.com • $105—renewal every 2 years• Renewal consists of doing Continuing Education Credits or CE’s• Each certification requires 20 CE’s every 2 years• Online PTCB practice exams provided in program
  9. 9. LICENSINGALL PHARMACY TECHINCIANS MUST BE LICENSED TO WORK!• Applicant must submit an application ($136) to the pharmacy board• Training must be complete before registering as a technician• Renewal biannually before applicant’s birthday ($51)• Visit www.mass.gov to apply for pharmacy technician license• High school diploma/G.E.D• At least 16 years old• Applicant must complete a board-approved training program• Applicant must pass a board-approved exam.• NO PRIOR CRIMINAL RECORD (especially drug or violent offenses)• Cannot be delinquent on child support or student loans• Honorably discharged from Armed Forces
  10. 10. MASS BOARD OF PHARMACY239 Causeway St, 2nd FloorBoston, MA 02114 Phone: 617/973-0950 Fax: 617/973-0983 Website: www.mass.gov/ E-mail: James.d.coffey@state.ma.us **The MK Education Professional Pharmacy Technician Program is APPROVED by the Mass Board of Pharmacy
  11. 11. JOB OUTLOOK Quick Facts: Pharmacy Technicians $28,940 per year 2011 Median Pay $14.43 per hour High school diploma or Entry-Level Education equivalent• The number of job openings is expected to continue to exceed the number of job seekers.• Job opportunities will increase by 35% between 2008 and 2018.• Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website for detailed information www.bls.gov
  12. 12. WHERE CAN YOU WORK?• Retail, community, specialty, mail-order, nuclear pharmacies• Insurance companies• Hospitals• Infusion centers• Home health care• Pharmaceutical companies• Legal firms• State board inspectors• Certification panel appointments• Instructing (2 years experience to teach with MK Education!)
  13. 13. LEVELS OF A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN Pharmacy Technician Level 1:An individual with no pharmacy experience, education, training, certification;works at the cash register or in stock room Pharmacy Technician Level 2 & 3:An individual with education or training in pharmacy technicianeducation, certified; works in dispensing medications, patient processing Pharmacy Technician Manager/Supervisor:An individual with at least 5 years of pharmacy experience; is educated andtrained for entry and advanced level processes, certified, proficiency in manyskills.
  14. 14. TUITION$1,545 + $10 Registration Fee • Includes all books, materials and lab feesPayment can be made by: • Check • Cash, • Money Order • Credit CardNon-credit courses not eligible for financial aid(FAFSA, Pell Grant, MAP Grant, etc.)
  15. 15. REFUND POLICY• Students have until the END OF SECOND CLASS to drop for a refund• Refunds will not be given for used books/materials• Each refund request will be reviewed by MK Education and Roxbury Community College on an individual basis• All refund requests must be submitted in written form • Tracy Check: tcheck@rcc.mass.edu • Maribel Mendez: mmendez@rcc.mass.edu
  16. 16. HOW TO REGISTER By Phone: 617-933-7402 Online: www.rcc.mass.edu/ In Person:Building 2 Room 101 (Administration Building) 1234 Columbus Ave Roxbury Crossing, MA
  17. 17. LET’S GET SOCIAL… Facebook: MK Education Twitter: @MKEducation Blog: www.blog.mkedu.org• Exclusive Job listings!• Free CE Credits for Pharmacy Technician recertification• Sample test questions!• Advice from industry professionals for passing this course and finding a job!• Upcoming events and job fairs!• Fun and Healthcare!• Become a featured blog writer!
  18. 18. Roxbury Community College 1234 Columbus Ave Roxbury Crossing, MA www.rcc.mass.edu In partnership with MK Education1001 Ogden Ave, Suite 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515 630.541.3600 info@mkedu.org www.mkedu.org

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