Medical Assistant Course Starts 10/28/2019
Group Size
25
Duration
6 months
Program degree?
Yes
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Main Program Details

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

Upon completion of this program, graduates will possess the skills and hands-on experience needed to become entry-level Pharmacy Technicians, dispensing and providing pharmacy support to pharmacists and clients in:

  • Pharmacies and drug stores
  • Hospitals; state, local, and private
  • General merchandise stores
  • Food and beverage stores + more

WHAT DO THEY DO?

Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of pharmacists, who must review prescriptions before they are given to patients. In most states, technicians can compound or mix some medications and call physicians for prescription refill authorizations. Technicians also may need to operate automated dispensing equipment when filling prescription orders.

Pharmacy technicians working in hospitals and other medical facilities prepare a greater variety of medications, such as intravenous medications. They may make rounds in the hospital, giving medications to patients.

TYPICAL JOB DUTIES

  • Take the information needed to fill a prescription from customers or health professionals
  • Measure amounts of medication for prescriptions
  • Package and label prescriptions
  • Organize inventory and alert pharmacists to any shortages of medications or supplies
  • Accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims
  • Enter customer or patient information, including any prescriptions taken, into a computer system
  • Answer phone calls from customers.
  • Arrange for customers to speak with pharmacists if customers have questions about medications or health matters

Program Instructors

Arelys Porras
Pharmacy Technician Instructor
Jariely Gonzalez
Pharmacy Technician Instructor

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