Pharmacy Technician Program

Saint Michael School of Allied Health offers  a certificate program in  Pharmacy Technician that   consisting of 1080 hours of theory and clinical practicum.  The length of the program is 9 months during the day.   Upon completion of all the requirements, the students  will be eligible to take the National Certification for Pharmacy Technician.

PROGRAM MISSION

The  mission of the Pharmacy Technician Program is to provide quality  Pharmacy Technicians to the community through a diversified and  innovative  educational programs, educate Pharmacy Technician  who are competent, qualified, dedicated and caring to work , hospitals, clinics and physician offices  in the culturally diverse and constantly changing population and environment.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of  the Pharmacy Technician Program, the graduate is able to:

  • Possess a working knowledge of basic pharmacology.
  • Sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)  Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) Exam.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician including law and ethical guidelines for practice.
  • Possess a working knowledge of the classifications of drugs.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of routes of administration, dosage forms, and drug dosages.
  • Possess a working knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform essential functions relating to inventory control and purchasing.
  • Possess a working knowledge of procedures and techniques relating to aseptic technique, compounding, and parenteral dosage preparation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between trade and generic names of drugs and abbreviations used in pharmacy practice.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures and operations relating to the manufacturing, packaging, and labeling of drugs.