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PHMT 0000 Pharmacy Technician Orientation0 Hours
The Pharmacy Technician program is designed to prepare individuals to support pharmacists by performing a wide range of practice-related duties for retail, hospital, home care, mail-order and other pharmaceutical settings. Students will learn how to recognize the top medications, dosage forms and uses, fill prescriptions for patients, and prepare IV medications. The program includes student participation in a 180-hour clinical pharmacy externship.
WKSK 1400 Workplace Success60 Hours

Workplace Success is designed to help students develop essential work habits and attitudes as well as human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. Topics include common challenges faced in the workplace, such as presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, navigating office politics successfully, and planning and managing your career.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and set and accomplish personal and career goals
  • Manage time, stress, organization and finances
  • Explain conflict resolution, negotiation, and communication in the workplace
  • Display a strong work ethic and illustrate accountability
  • Perform work within a group effectively and discuss the value of negotiation and compromise
  • Describe the basics of public speaking and presenting a professional demeanor
  • Implement career goals and take active control of professional life
WKSK 1500 Job Seeking Skills30 Hours

Workplace Success is designed to help students develop essential work habits and attitudes as well as human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. Topics include common challenges faced in the workplace, such as presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, navigating office politics successfully, and planning and managing your career.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and set and accomplish personal and career goals
  • Manage time, stress, organization and finances
  • Explain conflict resolution, negotiation, and communication in the workplace
  • Display a strong work ethic and illustrate accountability
  • Perform work within a group effectively and discuss the value of negotiation and compromise
  • Describe the basics of public speaking and presenting a professional demeanor
  • Implement career goals and take active control of professional life
PHMT 0900 Pharmacy Technician Math45 Hours
Pharmacy Technician Math examines basic mathematic skills and math concepts that are related to the pharmacy industry. During this course, you will study systems of measurement, formulas, intravenous flow rates, and other calculations used in the pharmacy industry. Upon completing this course, students will have a strong foundation in required mathematics as well as an introduction to the terminology and abbreviations used in pharmaceutical occupations.
PHMT 1000 Introduction to Pharmacy30 Hours

Students who complete this course will know the duties of a pharmacy technician and have a basic understanding of the pharmacy, pharmacy law, ethics, and HIPAA. Students will also be introduced to federal, state, and local laws as part of the technician’s duties in assisting the pharmacist.

Course Objectives

  • Relate the basic history of pharmacy to today’s pharmacy.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in a pharmacy technician’s work.
  • Explain:
    • A pharmacy technician’s role in the present-day pharmacy.
    • A pharmacy technician’s non-traditional role in present-day pharmacy.
    • Different healthcare occupations interact in the healthcare delivery system.
    • Common legal terms used by state and federal agencies involved with pharmacy drug regulation.
  • Discuss wellness promotion, immunizations, maintenance medication, disease prevention, and health screenings.
  • Discuss the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
  • Identify components of federal, state, and local laws regarding pharmacy.
PHMT 1007 The Filling Process60 Hours

Students who complete this course should recognize pharmacy technician duties regarding the filling and deciphering of prescriptions. Students will also demonstrate a basic understanding of pharmacy procedures when typing and filling prescriptions. Best practices when dealing with prescriptions for controlled substances will be provided. Also provided is an introduction to federal, state, and local laws and procedures as part of the technician’s duties in assisting the pharmacist while filling prescriptions.

Course Objectives

  • Explain:
    • A pharmacy technician’s role in present day pharmacy
    • Definitions of diagnoses and procedures
    • Terminology into terms the patient can understand
  • Define:
    • Broad medical terminology, as well as pharmacy-specific terminology
    • Short-hand pharmacy terminology on prescriptions and medication orders
  • Calculate:
    • Accurate days of supply and the significance of the practice
    • DEA Validity and the significance of the practice
PHMT 1025 Pharmacology60 Hours
Students who complete this course should recognize basic pharmacological terms and be able to differentiate between pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Students will distinguish different parts of the body and how medication affects each specific region. Students will also be familiar with drug classifications and definitions, as well as knowledge of common medications in each class.
PHMT 1105 Medications I75 Hours

To be a skilled pharmacy technician, knowledge of brand name, generic name, and indications for each of these medications is important. This course requires students to study the characteristics of the most commonly prescribed medications dispensed in pharmacies today.

Course Objectives

  • Recite from memory:
    • The first section of the Top Medications.
    • Brand and generic names
    • Drug classes
    • DEA schedules
PHMT 1115 Medications II75 Hours

Medication errors can be deadly, and for the sake of the patient’s health, accuracy is one of the most important skills a pharmacy technician should master. Some technicians provide counsel on the uses of over-the-counter (OTC) medications. These technicians have a vast knowledge of the uses of OTC medications, vitamins, and herbal products. During this course, you will continue to study the most commonly prescribed medications, in addition to common OTC medications and the important techniques used in pharmacies to reduce medication errors.

Course Objectives

  • Recite from memory:
    • The second section of the Top Medications.
    • Brands and Generic names
    • Drug Classes
    • DEA Schedules
  • Identify and describe the uses of over-the-counter medications
  • Find and fix medication errors
  • Recognize the consequences of medication errors
  • Review course objectives from previous classes
PHMT 1606 Pharmacy Comprehension75 Hours

Pharmacy Comprehension provides hands-on experience in the major fields of pharmacy. During this course, you will practice filling a prescription from start to finish, using the laminar airflow hood while demonstrating proper aseptic technique, filling an IV bag, and compound medications. You will also study of the different roles technicians play in the varying pharmacy fields.

Course Objectives

  • Define:
    • FDA
    • DEA
    • Drug Recall Categories
    • Safety Organizations
    • Adverse Reactions
    • Medication Errors
    • Different parts of Medicare
    • Different parts of Medicaid
  • Calculate:
    • AWP Rates
    • Markup Rates
    • Days’ Supply
  • Explain:
    • The role administrative organizations play in pharmacy
    • The role of the pharmacy technician during billing and reimbursement
    • The differences between private and government insurance
    • The importance of medication error prevention and patient safety
  • Form an in-depth understanding of:
    • Pharmacy Administrations
    • Pharmacy Reimbursement
    • The inner-workings of retail, hospital, compounding, and long-term care pharmacy
PHMT 1805 Externship Preparation60 Hours

Externship Preparation emphasizes the four main aspects of pharmacy: retail, hospital, sterile compounding, and extemporaneous compounding. During this course, you will demonstrate proficiency in the day-to-day operations in each of the four settings by performing all duties accurately and efficiently. Upon completion of this course, you will have the training needed to begin your externship.

Course Objectives

  • Define:
    • Work ethic, punctuality, and dependability
    • Customer service
    • Common retail, hospital, compounding, and specialty pharmacy vocabulary
    • USP <795>, USP <797>, and USP <800> and their respective requirements
  • Describe:
    • Basic work ethic
    • Good customer service skills
    • Working accurately and efficiently
    • Four most common settings an entry-level technician will work in
  • Perform:
    • Basic interaction between a technician and other healthcare professionals
    • Basic interaction between a technician and a patient
    • Pharmaceutical calculations pursuant to dosages, dilutions, and day supply
  • Demonstrate
    • A foundational understanding of retail, hospital, and compounding pharmacies
PHMT 1905 Pharmacy Technician Externship I90 Hours

The Pharmacy Technician clinical externship experience helps you transition from a student into a professional role by allowing you to demonstrate the procedure knowledge, skills and professional attributes learned in the program while working in a pharmacy. This experience takes place under the supervision of a pharmacist or pharmacy technician and includes skill practice and evaluation. The Davis Tech externship coordinator periodically visits the pharmacy to evaluate your progress and performance. All program course work must be completed prior to enrolling in this course.

Course Objectives

  • Student will demonstrate his or her abilities in being a Pharmacy Technician in a retail, long-term care, or hospital pharmacy and have those abilities evaluated for areas of strength and areas to be developed.
  • Student will demonstrate that they are able to follow directions given by the supervising pharmacist.
  • Student will demonstrate that they are able to adhere to the code of ethics and fulfill all legal responsibilities as if they were a licensed Pharmacy Technician
  • Student will demonstrate that they are able to be prompt, reliable, and professions in a working environment.
PHMT 1906 Pharmacy Technician Externship II90 Hours

The Pharmacy Technician clinical externship experience helps you transition from a student into a professional role by allowing you to demonstrate the procedure knowledge, skills and professional attributes learned in the program while working in a pharmacy. This experience takes place under the supervision of a pharmacist or pharmacy technician and includes skill practice and evaluation. The Davis Tech externship coordinator periodically visits the pharmacy to evaluate your progress and performance. All program course work must be completed prior to enrolling in this course.

Course Objectives

  • Student will demonstrate his or her abilities in being a Pharmacy Technician in a retail, long-term care, or hospital pharmacy and have those abilities evaluated for areas of strength and areas to be developed.
  • Student will demonstrate that they are able to follow directions given by the supervising pharmacist.
  • Student will demonstrate that they are able to adhere to the code of ethics and fulfill all legal responsibilities as if they were a licensed Pharmacy Technician
  • Student will demonstrate that they are able to be prompt, reliable, and professions in a working environment.
PHMT 1951 Certificate and Licensure Study Prep30 Hours

Certificate and Licensure Study Prep emphasizes requirements and paperwork for the State of Utah licensing and prepares students for the national certification exam. During this course, you will explore the differences between certification and licensure. You will study Continuing Education and which types of credits count toward recertification. You will also prepare and complete documentation for the national exam.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize the significance of the national examination
  • Identify differences between the two certifying exams
  • Compare the differences between certification and licensure
  • Define Continuing Education and which types of credit count towards recertification
  • Define the renewal intervals for both certification and licensure
  • Explain how to renew national certification and state licensure
FUND 0030 Program Directed Study30 Hours
Students in this course will receive general assistance with program and course study, test preparation and the development of individual study resources.
FUND 0091 Study Skills30 Hours

Students will learn to use effective study habits and strategies for remembering information found in their textbooks and heard in-class lectures. Students will also learn to use a strategy for reading and taking notes from textbooks, taking notes in class, and learn effective strategies for taking the five types of tests most frequently given by teachers.

Course Objectives

  • Organize an appropriate study place, and learn how to plan and manage study time.
  • Become skilled at remembering information in textbooks and in lectures.
  • Develop a strategy for better reading and note-taking from textbooks.
  • Improve preparation for test-taking.