Registration total $321; includes textbook; optional fees listed below (Revision to Registration Fee effective July 1, 2022)

SECTION DATELOCATIONSCHEDULE/THEORYREGISTER
47095
Registration
opens July 1
Aug. 1 – Oct. 24Online – SynchronousM/W; 7 – 10 p.m.
Sept. 13 – Nov. 22Online – SynchronousT/Th; 7 – 10 p.m.
Oct. 17 – Jan. 2, 2023Online – SynchronousM/W; 7 – 10 p.m.

*Online Synchronous learning:  students will virtually attend weekly scheduled classes, at the same time as your instructor and classmates, via live online Zoom sessions.

PREREQUSITE:   
High School/High School Equivalency Diploma

CONTACT INFORMATION:
For more information on the Pharmacy Technician course, contact us by email at  Lori.Watlington@piedmontcc.edu  or by phone at (336) 694-8080.

Fees:

$180 Registration
$141 Textbook (must be paid during registration; textbook will be mailed to students 1 week prior to start date)
$125 National Board Exam (NHA)
$30 Listing on the NC Board of Pharmacy (optional)
$75 NHA Online Study Guide and Practice Test for exam prep (optional)

Scholarships are available to NC Residents that will pay $100 towards the registration fee. Students will be sent the application and information on how to apply in the payment instructions email after you have been registered.


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.

Process for Admissions

Once you have been registered, you will receive an email from Lori Watlington with further instructions. The deadline for enrollment is 1 week prior to the first day of class. Payment is due by the indicated deadline after you have been registered to the class.