Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

Lead Instructor: Nicole Clark PharmD, MHA, BCPS

The completion of this Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy approve pharmacy technician training program will prepare the participant to work in a hospital pharmacy department. Pharmacy technicians work under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist and perform such tasks as: packaging medications, inventory control, medication delivery, working with and maintaining various technologies, customer service and record keeping. This program, which includes classroom hours and hands-on training (practicum), will prepare the participant to take a Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy-approved examination for registration. In order to work as a pharmacy technician, in Massachusetts, you must work for 500 hours as a Pharmacy Technician trainee or complete a Board-approved pharmacy technician training program (accomplished through the practicum) as well as successfully pass the registration examination. This program will also serve as a foundation for preparation to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification exam.

Successful completion of the course in no way represents a guarantee of employment in the Hallmark Health System (HHS) Pharmacy Department.

Date(s) of class: Thursday’s September 2016 through June 2017
Time of class: Thursday evenings 6pm to 9pm
Internship: An additional 3 hours per week of internship, TBD
Total hours: Didactic instruction/lecture/lab 120 hours; Internship/Practicum 120 hours.

Prerequisites:
Must be at least 18 years of age; be of good moral character; have no drug-related convicted felonies; have a high school diploma or GED, or currently enrolled in a program that awards such degree or certificate. Must fully complete the Lawrence Memorial Certificate Programs Enrollment Form. All applicants will be required to complete a math proficiency exam.

Every effort will be made to keep class dates/times as posted; however, instructor or student schedules or inclement weather may necessitate the re-scheduling of one or more classes. Syllabus and instructors may change, based on course need.

Contact Hours: 0
Employees: $3,500.00 (After successful completion of the program HHS employees are eligible for Tuition Reimbursement.)

Upcoming Sessions and Class Times for this Course:
Lesson 1: Introduction to Pharmacy Practice for Pharmacy Technicians
Class 1: Orientation to Pharmacy Practice Thursday
Class 2: Ordering System and Record Keeping Thursday
Class 3: Medical Terminology Thursday
Class 4: Drug Information Evaluation Thursday
Class 5: Medication Dosage Forms, routes of administration, preparation of non-compounded products Thursday
Class 6: Assessment of Medication Orders Thursday
Class 7: Monitoring Medication Therapy Thursday
Class 8: Lesson 1 review and exam Thursday

Lesson 2: Pharmaceutical Calculations/Technology/Compounding
Class 9: Pharmacy Technology and Automation Thursday
Class 10: Pharmacy Calculations I Thursday
Class 11: Pharmacy Calculations II Thursday