50495April 17 – Aug. 4OnlineOnline
Sept. 5 – Dec. 15OnlineOnlineRegistration opens July 5.

Instructor: Angela Livingood, PharmD, MHA, BCGP, CPHQ



  • Registration: $180
  • Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice 6th Edition (ISBN 978-0-323-73407-3)
  • Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice Workbook and Lab Manual 6th Edition (ISBN 978-0-323-73408-0)
  • National Board exam through PTCB: $129
    Students must apply for exam within 60 days of completing course.

Scholarships are available for North Carolina residents to cover registration fees and textbooks. Scholarship information will be sent automatically to all students in their payment instructions email after they have been registered for the course.

Topics Covered:

  • Understand the practice of pharmacy
  • Identify and understand the regulatory agencies and laws that affect the practice of pharmacy
  • Recognize and process drug orders in both retail and institutional environments
  • Describe the process for bringing new drugs to market through the NDA process
  • Describe the naming of drug products and the patent process
  • Understand the use of the patient profile and hospital charts in drug use and patient monitoring
  • Order, maintain, and control pharmacy inventory including the disposition of expired or recalled medications
  • Identify and understand the differences required in handling controlled substances and their drug orders
  • Demonstrate proficiency in pharmacy calculations involved in the practice of pharmacy (math skills)
  • Demonstrate sterile product compounding and aseptic techniques
  • Discuss pharmacology and the concept of pharmacological classes of medications
  • Discuss pharmacokinetics and factors that can affect drug kinetics
  • Demonstrate ability to engage in the administrative duties of the pharmacy
  • Identify and understand the ways pharmacy technician support the pharmacist in the performance of their duties
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam or the National Healthcareer Association (ExCPT) exam.