Pharmacy Assistant

PHAR 1000 PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS (45-30-4)
Prerequisites: MATH 1012, MATH 1111
This course develops knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical calculations procedures. Topics include systems of measurement, medication dispensing calculations, pharmacy mathematical procedures, and calculation tools and techniques.

PHAR 1010 PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: Provisional Admission
Provides an overview of the pharmacy technology field and develops the fundamental concepts and principles necessary for successful participation in the pharmacy field. Topics include safety, orientation to the pharmacy technology field, Fundamental principles of chemistry, basic laws of chemistry, ethics and laws, definitions and terms, and reference sources.

PHAR 1020 PRINCIPLES OF DISPENSING MEDICATIONS (45-45-4)
Prerequisites: PHAR 1000, PHAR 1010
This course introduces the student to principles of receiving, storing, and dispensing medications. Topics include purchasing, packaging, and labeling drugs; pharmacy policies and procedures; documentation; inventory and filing systems; compounding; storage and control; pharmacy equipment; and health care organizational structure. This course provides laboratory and clinical practice.

PHAR 1030 PRINCIPLES OF STERILE MEDICATION PREPARATION (45-45-4)
Prerequisites: PHAR 1000, PHAR 1010
Continues the development of student knowledge and skills in preparing medication, processing glassware, and maintaining an aseptic environment. Topics include aseptic and sterile techniques, parenteral admixtures, hyperalimentation, chemotherapy, filtering, disinfecting, contamination, ophthalmic preparations, infection control, and quality control.

PHAR 1040 PHARMACOLOGY (60-0-4)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
The course introduces the students to principles and knowledge about all classifications of medication. Topics include disease states and treatment modalities, pharmaceutical side effects and drug interactions, control substances, specific drugs, and drug addiction and abuse.

PHAR 1050 PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY PRACTICUM (0-225-5)
Prerequisites: PHAR 1000, PHAR 1010
Orients students to the clinical environment and provides experiences with the basic skills necessary for the pharmacy technician. Topics include storage and control, documentation, inventory and billing, community practice, institutional practice, and communication.

PHAR 1055 PHARMACY ASSISTANT PRACTICUM (0-225-5)
Prerequisites: ALHS 1011, ALHS 1090, MATH 1012, PHAR 1000, PHAR 1010, PHAR 1020, PHAR 1040
This course orients students to the clinical environment and provides experiences with the basic skills necessary for the pharmacy assistant. Topics include purchasing, packaging and labeling drugs; distribution systems; pharmacy policies and procedures; documentation; inventory and filing systems; compounding; contamination control; storage and control; pharmacy equipment, and health care organizational structures.

PHAR 2060 ADVANCED PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY PRINCIPLES (30-30-3)
Prerequisites: COMP 1000, PHAR 1030, PHAR 1050
This course presents the advanced concepts and principles needed in the pharmacy technology field. Topics include physician orders, patient profiles, pharmacy data systems, job readiness, legal requirements, inventory and billing, pharmaceutical calculations review and pharmacology review.

PAR 2070 ADVANCED PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY PRACTICUM (0-225-5)
Prerequisites: COMP 1000, PHAR 1030, PHAR 1050
Continues the development of student knowledge and skills applicable to pharmacy technology practice. Topics include dispensing responsibilities, physician orders, controlled substances, hyperalimentation, chemotherapy, patient profiles, pharmacy data systems, ophthalmic preparations, and hospital/retail/home health pharmacy techniques.