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Pharmacy Technician

Program Length

50 hours/7 weeks

Days/Times

Diamond Oaks:
Tues-Thurs
6:00 pm-9:30 pm

Health Professions Academy:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
1:00 pm-4:30 pm

 

Program Dates

Diamond Oaks:
August 20 to October 3, 2019
October 22 to December 10, 2019
January 21 to March 5, 2020
March 31 to May 14, 2020

Health Professions Academy:
March 26 to May 14, 2019

Program Campus Location

Diamond Oaks Career Campus
6375 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45247

Health Professions Academy at OhioMeansJobs
1916 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45214

Tuition Information

Tuition: $1,399 (Exam and CPR cost not included)
CPR: $40
Certification exam– Certified Pharmacy Technician:  $117

 

This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.  Course content includes pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names.  Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

This program meets the necessary requirements to take the Pharmacy Technician Certified Board (PTCB) – Certified Pharmacy Technician (PTCB) exam.

Clinical Externship: As part of this Pharmacy Technician program, you will be eligible to participate in an 80 hour clinical externship.

* Please note: This program is not eligible for Pell Grant or Stafford Loans (FAFSA). Please click here to view other types of assistance.

Enrollment Requirements:

  • High school diploma or HSE (High School Equivalency)
  • 90% in class attendance
  • BCI and FBI background check
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  • Attend an information session
Questions?

 

Diamond Oaks Information Sessions:
All sessions are at 6:00 pm.
June 12, 2019
August 1, 2019
October 2, 2019
January 6, 2020
March 9, 2020

Health Professions Academy Information Sessions:
All sessions are at 11:00 am
Most Tuesdays (call 513.961.4220 to confirm)

The Pharmacy Technician program is offered at Great Oaks by Condensed Curriculum International (CCI). Since 1993, CCI has supported schools in communities nationwide with educational programs focused on healthcare and other in-demand disciplines.