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With additional training in phlebotomy and certification preparation.
At CCI Training Center, we provide you with all the theoretical and practical training you need to begin a career in healthcare with our Pharmacy Technician program in Dallas and Arlington. We provide comprehensive training to prepare you to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician, as well as providing the skills to undertake Pharmaceutical Compounding and Sterile Product Preparation certification exams.
Pharmacies are now located in supermarkets, hospitals, clinics and other locations which provide more job opportunities than ever before. Demand for pharmacy technicians in Texas is expected to rise to 26% by 2025.
Logistics First Step to a New Career as a Pharmacy Tech
You will complete your program on campus and online. You may choose day or evening schedules. The work is completed collaboratively with your classmates and under the supervision of a qualified and experienced instructor. This ensures all students can gain hands-on experience and work on projects all together without being left behind. Instructors are available to provide lecture and support in class as well as remote support while students work on their online coursework.
CCI Training Center offers pharmacy technician students a comprehensive, hands-on training program available. In our labs you will use the necessary equipment to learn how to: use capsules, creams, solutions, coloring/flavoring, etc. to create medicines calculate and manipulate supplies, such as needles, fillers, and syringe
Toward the end of the program, students begin an externship. This is an opportunity for students to put their skills to the test in the real-world, work environment.
This level of in-person, hands-on training helps to prepare students for a successful transition from school into the work environment.
You’ll be a much more marketable candidate for a pharmacy technician position given all the practical training you’ve already had. But remember, many employers look to see if you are also certified by the State. This tells your potential employer that you will be able to hit the ground running. You are responsible to make sure you meet the State guidelines to become certified in Texas.
Classes to suit your family and work commitments
The Pharmacy Technician programs at CCI Training Center in Arlington and Dallas are specifically designed to allow students with young children and/or other responsibilities the opportunity to get the necessary career training to pursue a successful pharmacy Career:
Coordinate study around childcare, work, and other obligations.
Flex Schedule classes mean you have more options.
Complete your training in as little as 7 months depending on the employer side of externship.
Becoming a pharmacy technician requires earning a high school diploma, or GED, and most states require passing an exam or completing a formal education or training program such as the Certified Pharmacy Technician program offered at CCI Training Center.
Pharmacy Technician Courses in Arlington and Dallas CCI Training Center will prepare you for the pharmacy technician certification exam
Process prescription requests from patients and doctors’ offices
Measure medication amounts accurately
Package and label prescriptions for patients, hospital staff, doctors, etc
Establish and maintain records relating to patients’ prescriptions
Take payments for prescriptions
Process insurance claims
Assist with the pharmacy’s inventory
Pharmacy Management System
CPioneerRX: Our pharmacy program partners with PioneerRx, the top pharmacy management system in the industry. PioneerRX enhances our curriculum with a hands-on approach to learning that simulates the functions and workflow of today’s most innovative pharmacies.
Computer Fundamentals: This course is an introduction to the use of the computer in the business sense. Students will learn different aspects of Microsoft Word such as how to write letters, create forms, and format documents. This course will also include creating and formatting spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel. In addition, students will be taught how to print documents, perform basic research on the Internet and effectively use the tools available in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Allied Health Math: This course includes the fundamentals of math skills essential to the health care professional. The students will refresh, learn and practice basic math skills including consumer mathematics, decimals, percentages, fractions, and the metric system.
Pharmacy Calculations: Students learn to use pharmaceutical mathematics including reading, interpreting, and solving calculations problems encountered in the preparation and distribution of drugs; conversion of measurements with the apothecary and metric systems with an emphasis on the metric systems of weights and volume. The course includes students’ ability to use percentage, dilutions, and concentration, milliequivalents, units, intravenous flow rates, as well as solving dosage problems.
Pharmacology: Students learn the therapeutic agents and their effects on the human body and their role in the management of disease. The course provides information regarding drug dosages, side effects, interactions, toxicities, and incompatibilities. Students will learn the administration of drugs to pediatric, neonatal and geriatric patients. This background allows the student to make informed decisions when assisting the pharmacist in dispensing drugs thus enabling the technician to play an active role in avoiding errors.
Phlebotomy: The course is designed to train students to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions including vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture specimen collection on adults, children, and infants.
Students will have hands-on training in specimen handling, processing, and accessioning. Emphasis will be placed on students practicing infection prevention, proper patient identification, proper labeling of specimens, and quality assurance. Students will learn the theory and principles of CLIA waived laboratory tests and perform the tests in a laboratory setting.
Certification Test Preparation: This course is a review of the activities and responsibilities that a pharmacy technician may perform as part of his/her job. The review course will cover PTCB’s 3 function areas for pharmacy technicians. The student’s skills will be assessed in both pre and post subject matter evaluations. Testing tips, time competency, and skills testing are included.
Remember, students are responsible to verify that they meet the background-check requirement in the State of Texas allowing them to sit for the State certification exam.
CPR: Students will be trained in CPR and Basic Life Safety using the American Heart Association guidelines. Students will practice CPR techniques as well as techniques to assist a choking victim.
Computers in The Pharmacy: The students in this course will learn and practice using a common pharmacy management software application. Students will be able to practice entering patient information, entering prescriptions, running reports, tracking inventory, entering nursing home data, and printing and applying labels.
Medical Law, Ethics & Professionalism: This course covers federal state and health care legislation and regulations and specific attention is placed on the HIPAA legislation. Students will be prepared to maintain confidentiality, document accurately, use appropriate guidelines when releasing information, and comply with established risk management and safety procedures.
Fundamentals of Pharmacy Practice: The student will gain basic knowledge and introduction to the technician’s role in pharmacy. Students learn the laws and regulations associated with pharmacy; the details of community-based and health-system-based operations; the inventory management; and introduction to compounding and preparation of sterile products. The students will learn to read prescriptions in the community pharmacy and medication orders in the hospital pharmacy environment.
Career Development: This course enables students to develop and plan for career advancement. Students will learn resume writing, interviewing, networking, effective communication, manage time effectively, and use of internet-based websites in the job search. One on one mock interview will be conducted.
Sterile Product Certification: The course prepares the student to become certified in IV Sterile Products. The student will learn the need for sterile products, the importance that the parenteral administration route must be sterile, the importance of aseptic technique, and know-how to calculate, how to manipulate supplies such as needles, filters, and syringes.
Compounding Certification: The course prepares the student to become certified in Compounding Techniques. The student will learn topics related to extemporaneous and non-sterile pharmaceutical compounding. The student will learn the equipment, supplies, quality assurance and record-keeping associated with compounding in a pharmacy.
Externship: Upon successful completion of the classroom portion of the program the students participate in an Externship at an approved facility. The Externship enables students to work and apply the principles and practices learned in the classroom. Externs work under the direct supervision of qualified personnel in participating facilities and under the supervision of a person with appropriate instructor credentials.
After you complete training with CCI and meet state background-check requirements, you’ll be eligible to sit for the (PTCB) Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s certification exam.
Pharmacy Technician Jobs Dallas and Arlington Pharmacy Tech Jobs
The program provides comprehensive training and lab practice to prepare you to become a pharmacy technician. In addition, the program provides the training to undertake Pharmaceutical compounding and Sterile Product preparation certification exams. The program at CCI is unique in that it provides training, lab procedures, and test preparations to become a phlebotomist. Students get two careers in one program.
CCI Training Center Certified Pharmacy Technician training in Arlington and Dallas, prepares you to work in a variety of entry-level positions at:
Retail Pharmacies – Many retail pharmacies also have med checks attached to them, which is where phlebotomy would come in handy as a certification.
Compounding Pharmacies – Pharmacies that make the custom medications.
Hospitals – Many hospitals have pharmacies within them, as well as just the need to give out medications to patients.
Medical Offices & Clinics – Though you might not immediately think of these places as where a pharmacy technician might work, all the other certification preparations in this program are helpful for gaining an entry-level position at medical offices and clinics.
Pharmaceutical Companies – Knowing all the terminology and the ways to compound the medications give you an in trying to get a job at the actual pharmaceutical companies.
While we cannot guarantee that every student will find suitable employment upon graduation, it’s safe to say that the job prospects for pharmacy technicians in Texas are great
Career education has been the course purpose of CCI for 34 years! The school provides hands-on training and guides you to secure suitable employment. When you first enroll there are surveys you can take to ensure you are on a career path that will be fulfilling and play to your strengths.
Before we send you out into the hunt for jobs, CCI Training Center offers resume building help to our students, so you can feel confident that your resume will tell employers exactly how fortunate they are to have someone like you apply for their position.
CCI Training Center provides job interview preparation to our students. No matter your age or experience level, it’s probable that you could use some help talking about your strengths and what will make you a good employee. It is difficult to answer some interview questions on the spot without ever having thought about them before. CCI Training Center will help you have answers ready and waiting for interviewers that will knock their socks off.
Students may apply for local and federal financial aid, and those that qualify may be able to access grants, loans, and even scholarships to help pay for school.
Flexible on-campus and online program under the direct supervision of an instructor in small classes is what sets CCI different. This allows the adult student to go back to school and keep their other family and work obligations. Year-round courses mean students can start the program in any month, not a set spring or fall semester.
Beyond training for the certifications you’ll need for a career related Pharmacy Technican, CCI Training Center gives you guidance. When you first enroll there are surveys you can take to ensure you are on a career path that will be fulfilling and play to your strengths.
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