Pharmacy Technician Diploma

The diploma is ideal for students desiring to work in an institutional or hospital setting and adds the coursework to support that, such as institutional pharmacy operations and sterile compounding. Our sterile compounding course is recognized by PTCB as qualifying students to sit for the Compounded Sterile Products Technician exam after one year of sterile compounding work experience.

Locations: Louisville

Program Information

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Why Sullivan Pharmacy Technician Program

Fast Completion

  • The Pharmacy Technician Diploma can be completed in as little as 12 months.

Experienced Instructors

  • Our faculty is made of Pharmacists and Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhT). Our faculty also has experience and skills in a large majority of pharmacy settings, including institutional and community

Simulation Pharmacies

  • Students have the opportunity to practice hands on skills in both a community and institutional simulation pharmacy.
  • Students that participate with our on-line training will be given simulation materials for hands on training to practice skills remotely.

Externships

  • Externships provide students real-life experience working in the pharmacy field. Students will complete a minimum of 200 hours of experience during externship.
  • Students have the opportunity to complete these externships within their community through our vast network of pharmacy affiliations coordinated through the office of experiential education at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

National Certification Exam

  • Students take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) at the end of their externship.
  • Students participate in extensive review sessions that include multiple practice exams before taking the PTCE to make sure that they are fully prepared.


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Program Highlights

  • Hands-on learning defines Sullivan's Pharmacy Technician Program. You'll spend less time in lecture and more time learning how to fill prescriptions, compound medications and research drug information in our on-site training facilities. You'll learn to master these skills in our fully equipped community and institutional simulation pharmacies and our compounding laboratory.
  • Part of your training is completion of an externship, where you work to gain pharmacy experience alongside of pharmacists and technicians. We have contracts with a large variety of community and institutional pharmacies so we can find the right fit for you while you are learning in the field.
  • Our program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and is regionally approved through multiple state boards of pharmacy including Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana.

Objectives

What qualities should a pharmacy technician have?

You should be motivated, have strong communication skills, be able to work in a fast-paced environment, possess strong ethics, have the desire to help others and be able to comply with the professional standards of the pharmacy profession.

What specific skills and knowledge are taught in the Pharmacy Technician Program?

Skills

  • You will learn to adapt to changes in the pharmacy and still maintain complete accuracy in all items that you produce.
  • You will collaborate with other students to achieve goals in the pharmacy.
  • You will master interpreting, filling and dispensing prescriptions.
  • You will provide excellent customer service to patients and other healthcare providers.
  • You will learn to excel at both time and stress management.
  • You will demonstrate skills in monitoring selected procedures such as blood glucose testing, blood pressure monitoring and immunizations.

Knowledge

  • Information about all types of pharmacy settings.
  • Pharmacy calculations.
  • How drugs work in the body.
  • Federal, state and other organizations' laws and regulations.
  • Community pharmacy operations and process for filling prescriptions
  • Institutional pharmacy operations and process for filling medication orders.
  • Sterile and non-sterile compounding.
  • Medication safety.


Find out more information about program successes in graduation rates, placement rates and occupations for this program. View Licensure Disclosures by State.

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Pharmacy Courses Path

Courses

Course
Title
Credit Hours
PHT 101
Introduction to Pharmacy Technician
4.00
PHT 105
Pharmaceutical Calculations
4.00
PHT 150
Pharmacotherapeutics I
4.00
PHT 151
Pharmacotherapeutics II
4.00
PHT 201
Pharmacy Law and Ethics
4.00
PHT 203
Community Pharmacy Operations
4.00
PHT 204
Institutional Pharmacy Operations
4.00
PHT 206
Sterile Compounding
4.00
PHT 209
Medication Safety
2.00
PHT 297
Advanced Pharmacy Externship
2.00
PHT 299
Pharmacy Externship
4.00
MSS 104
Medical Terminology - MSS
4.00
MSS 154
Health and Safety Techniques
4.00
FYE 101
Information Literacy
4.00
MTH 101
College Mathematics
4.00
Course:
PHT 101
Title:
Introduction to Pharmacy Technician
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PHT 105
Title:
Pharmaceutical Calculations
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PHT 150
Title:
Pharmacotherapeutics I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PHT 151
Title:
Pharmacotherapeutics II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PHT 201
Title:
Pharmacy Law and Ethics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PHT 203
Title:
Community Pharmacy Operations
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PHT 204
Title:
Institutional Pharmacy Operations
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PHT 206
Title:
Sterile Compounding
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PHT 209
Title:
Medication Safety
Credit Hours:
2.00
Course:
PHT 297
Title:
Advanced Pharmacy Externship
Credit Hours:
2.00
Course:
PHT 299
Title:
Pharmacy Externship
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MSS 104
Title:
Medical Terminology - MSS
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MSS 154
Title:
Health and Safety Techniques
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
FYE 101
Title:
Information Literacy
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 101
Title:
College Mathematics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Total Credit Hours: 56.00

Accreditation

The Pharmacy Technician training program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists/ Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ASHP/ ACPE)

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