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
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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.