Our Program

With an emphasis on preparing students to pass the National Certification exams (PTCB®, or ExCPT®), our training program provides the student with the knowledge needed to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Pharmacy Technicians work in clean, organized environments in a wide variety of practice settings, including community pharmacies, hospitals, the military, in-home health care settings, long-term care facilities, mail service pharmacies, managed health care organizations, and educational programs.

Our program is accredited by Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB®). Our curriculum materials are provided by our partner Elsevier - Mosby's Pharmacy Technician, which is accredited by the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) to provide such curriculum since it is built from the ground up to map directly to the American Society for HealthSystem Pharmacists (ASHP) guidelines.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome to the program

    • Navigation through the program

    • Notice

  • 2

    History of Medicine and Pharmacy

    • History of Medicine and Pharmacy

    • Downloadable Material

    • History of Medicine and Pharmacy - lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs Flashcards - Group 1

  • 3

    Pharmacy Law, Ethics, and Regulatory Agencies

    • Pharmacy Law, Ethics, and Regulatory Agencies

    • Downloadable Material

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs Flashcards - Group 2

    • Pharmacy Law, Ethics, and Regulatory Agencies - Lecture

  • 4

    Competencies, Associations, and Settings for Technicians

    • Competencies, Associations, and Settings for Technicians

    • Downloadable Material

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs Flashcards - Group 3

    • Competencies, Associations, and Settings for Technicians - Lecture

  • 5

    Communication and Role of the Technician With the Customer/Patient

    • Communication and Role of the Technician With the Customer/Patient

    • Downloadable Material

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs Flashcards - Group 4

    • Communication and Role of the Technician With the Customer/Patient - Lecture

  • 6

    Dosage Forms and Routes of Administration

    • Dosage Forms And Routes Of Administration

    • Downloadable Material

    • Dosage Forms And Routes Of Administration - lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs Flashcards - Group 5

  • 7

    Conversions and Calculations

    • Conversions and Calculations

    • Downloadable Material

    • Conversions and Calculations Lecture Part 1

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs Flashcards - Group 6

    • Conversions and Calculations Lecture Part 2 - Additional Explanation

    • Conversions And Calculations Quick Quiz

  • 8

    Drug Information References

    • Drug Information References

    • Downloadable Material

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs Flashcards - Group 7

    • Drug Information References - Lecture

  • 9

    Community Pharmacy Practice

    • Community Pharmacy Practice

    • Downloadable Material

    • Community Pharmacy Practice - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs Flashcards - Group 8

  • 10

    Institutional Pharmacy Practice

    • Institutional Pharmacy Practice

    • Downloadable Material

    • Institutional Pharmacy Practice - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #9

  • 11

    Additional Pharmacy Practice Settings and Advanced Roles for Technicians

    • Additional Pharmacy Practice Settings and Advanced Roles for Technicians

    • Downloadable Material

    • Additional Pharmacy Practice Settings and Advanced Roles for Technicians - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs Flashcards - Group 10

  • 12

    Bulk Repackaging and Non-Sterile Compounding

    • Bulk Repackaging and Non-Sterile Compounding

    • Downloadable Material

    • Bulk Repackaging and Non-Sterile Compounding - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #1

  • 13

    Aseptic Technique and Sterile Compounding

    • Aseptic Technique and Sterile Compounding

    • Downloadable Material

    • Aseptic Technique and Sterile Compounding - Lecture

    • Supplemental Videos

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #2

  • 14

    Pharmacy Billing and Inventory Management

    • Pharmacy Billing and Inventory Management.

    • Pharmacy Billing and Inventory Management - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #3

    • Downloadable Material

  • 15

    Medication Safety and Error Prevention

    • Medication Safety and Error Prevention

    • Downloadable Material

    • Medication Safety and Error Prevention - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #4

  • 16

    Pharmacy Operations Management and Workflow

    • Pharmacy Operations Management and Workflow

    • Downloadable Material

    • Pharmacy Operations Management and Workflow - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #5

  • 17

    Drug Classifications

    • Drug Classifications

    • Downloadable Material

    • Drug Classifications - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #6

  • 18

    Therapeutic Agents for the Nervous System

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Nervous System

    • Downloadable Material

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Nervous System - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #7

  • 19

    Therapeutic Agents for the Endocrine System

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Endocrine System

    • Downloadable Material

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Endocrine System - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #8

  • 20

    Therapeutic Agents for the Musculoskeletal System

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Musculoskeletal System

    • Downloadable Material

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Musculoskeletal System - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #9

  • 21

    Therapeutic Agents for the Cardiovascular System

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Cardiovascular System

    • Downloadable Material

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Cardiovascular System - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #10

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 1/10

  • 22

    Therapeutic Agents For The Respiratory System

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Respiratory System

    • Downloadable Material

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Respiratory System - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #1

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 2/10

  • 23

    Therapeutic Agents for the Gastrointestinal System

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Gastrointestinal System

    • Downloadable Material

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Gastrointestinal System - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #2

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 3/10

  • 24

    Therapeutic Agents for the Renal System

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Renal System

    • Downloadable Material

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Renal System - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #3

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 4/10

  • 25

    Therapeutic Agents for the Reproductive System

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Reproductive System

    • Downloadable Material

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Reproductive System - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #4

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 5/10

  • 26

    Therapeutic Agents for the Immune System

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Immune System

    • Downloadable Material

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Immune System - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #5

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 6/10

  • 27

    Therapeutic Agents for the Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat

    • Downloadable Material

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #6

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 7/10

  • 28

    Therapeutic Agents for the Dermatologic System

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Dermatologic System

    • Downloadable Material

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Dermatologic System- Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs Flashcards - Group 7

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 8/10

  • 29

    Therapeutic Agents for the Hematologic System

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Hematologic System

    • Downloadable Material

    • Therapeutic Agents for the Hematologic System - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs Flashcards - Group 8

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 9/10

  • 30

    Over The Counter Medication

    • Over The Counter Medication

    • Downloadable Material

    • Over The Counter Medication - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #9

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 10/10

    • Pharmacy Sig Codes and Medical Abbreviations: Flashcards & Summary

    • Pharmacy Sig Codes and Medical Abbreviations: Downloadable List

  • 31

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    • Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    • Downloadable Material

    • Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Lecture

    • FIRST TEST ( Score out of 20)

  • 32

    Generic Names, Brand Names, and Classifications of Medications

    • Generic names, brand names, and classifications of medications

    • Downloadable Material

    • Generic Names, Brand Names, and Classifications of Medications - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #10

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 10/10

  • 33

    Therapeutic Equivalence

    • Therapeutic Equivalence

    • Downloadable Material

    • Therapeutic Equivalence - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #1

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 1/10

  • 34

    Common and Life-threatening Drug Interactions and Contraindications

    • Common and life-threatening drug interactions and contraindications

    • Downloadable Material

    • Common and Life-threatening Drug Interactions and Contraindications - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #2

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 2/10

  • 35

    Strengths/Dose, Dosage Forms, Routes of Administration, Special Handling and Administration Instructions, and Duration of Drug Therapy

    • Strengths/dose, dosage forms, routes of administration, special handling and a administration instructions, and duration of drug therapy

    • Downloadable Material

    • Strengths/Dose, Dosage Forms, Routes of Administration, Special Handling and Administration Instructions, and Duration of Drug Therapy - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #3

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 3/10

  • 36

    Common And Severe Medication Side Effects, Adverse Effects, And Allergies

    • Common and severe medication side effects, adverse effects, and allergies

    • Downloadable Material

    • Common And Severe Medication Side Effects, Adverse Effects, And Allergies - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #4

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 4/10

  • 37

    Indications of Medications and Dietary Supplements

    • Indications of medications and dietary supplements

    • Downloadable Material

    • Indications of Medications and Dietary Supplements - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #5

    • TOP 200 Brand and Generic Drugs Quiz 5/10

  • 38

    Drug Stability

    • Drug stability

    • Downloadable Material

    • Drug Stability - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #6

    • TOP 200 Brand and Generic Drugs Quiz 6/10

  • 39

    Narrow Therapeutic Index Medications

    • Narrow therapeutic index Medications

    • Downloadable Material

    • Narrow Therapeutic Index - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #7

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 7/10

  • 40

    Physical and Chemical Incompatibilities Related to Non-sterile Compounding and Reconstitution

    • Physical and chemical incompatibilities related to non-sterile compounding and reconstitution

    • Downloadable Material

    • Physical and Chemical Incompatibilities Related to Non-sterile Compounding and Reconstitution - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #8

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 8/10

  • 41

    Proper Storage of Medications

    • Proper storage of medications

    • Downloadable Material

    • Proper Storage of Medications - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #10

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 10/10

  • 42

    Federal Requirements for Nonhazardous, Hazardous, and Pharmaceutical Substances

    • Federal requirements for handling and disposal of non-hazardous, hazardous, and pharmaceutical substances and waste

    • Downloadable Material

    • Federal Requirements for Nonhazardous, Hazardous, and Pharmaceutical Substances - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #1

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 1/10

  • 43

    Controlled-Substance Prescriptions

    • Controlled substance prescriptions

    • Downloadable Material

    • Controlled-Substance Prescriptions - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #2

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 2/10

  • 44

    Federal Requirements for Controlled Substances Inventories

    • Federal requirements for controlled substances inventories

    • Downloadable Material

    • Federal Requirements for Controlled Substances Inventories - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #3

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 3/10

  • 45

    Federal Requirements for Restricted Drug Programs And Related Medication Processing

    • Federal requirements for restricted drug programs and related medication processing

    • Downloadable Material

    • Federal Requirements for Restricted Drug Programs And Related Medication Processing - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #4

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 4/10

  • 46

    FDA Recall Requirements

    • FDA recall requirements

    • Downloadable Material

    • FDA Recall Requirements - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #5

    • TOP 200 Brand and Generic Drugs Quiz 5/10

  • 47

    High-alert/Risk Medications and Look-alike/Sound-alike [LASA] Medications

    • High-alert/risk medications and look-alike/sound-alike [LASA] medications

    • Downloadable Material

    • High-alert/Risk Medications and Look-alike/Sound-alike [LASA] Medications - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #6

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 6/10

  • 48

    Error Prevention Strategies

    • Error prevention strategies

    • Downloadable Material

    • Error Prevention Strategies - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #7

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 7/10

  • 49

    Pharmacist Intervention

    • Pharmacist intervention

    • Downloadable Material

    • Pharmacist Intervention - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #8

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 8/10

  • 50

    Event Reporting Procedures

    • Event reporting procedures

    • Downloadable Material

    • Event Reporting Procedures - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #9

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 9/10

  • 51

    Types of Prescription Errors

    • Downloadable Material

    • Types of Prescription Errors - Lecture

    • Top 200 Brand and Generic Drugs #10

    • TOP 200 Brand And Generic Drugs Quiz 10/10

  • 52

    Hygiene and Cleaning Standards

    • Downloadable Material

    • Hygiene and Cleaning Standards - Lecture

  • 53

    Procedures to Compound Non-sterile Products

    • Procedures to Compound Non-sterile Products - Lecture

    • Downloadable Material

  • 54

    Skills Required for Order Entry and Processing

    • Downloadable Material

    • Skills Required for Order Entry and Processing - Lecture

  • 55

    Equipment/Supplies Required for Drug Administration

    • Downloadable Material

    • Equipment/Supplies Required for Drug Administration - Lecture

  • 56

    Product and Prescription Characters

    • Downloadable Material

    • Product and Prescription Characters - Lecture

  • 57

    Procedures for Identifying and Returning Dispensable, Non-dispensable, and Expired Medications and Supplies

    • Downloadable Material

    • Procedures for Identifying and Returning Dispensable, Non-dispensable, and Expired Medications and Supplies - Lecture

    • SECOND TEST ( Score out of 20)

  • 58

    Pharmacy Management Software - Community Pharmacy Practice

    • How to use this reference

    • FINAL TEST ( Score out of 35)

    • Downloadable Material

    • Pharmacy Management Software - Introduction to the Workflow of Community Pharmacy Practice - Lecture

    • Lab 1 - Adding a Physician or Prescriber to the Database

    • Lab 2 - Adding a New Patient to the Database in the Community Setting

    • Lab 3 - Making a Change to the Patient Profile or Prescriber Information

    • Lab 4 - Adding Third-Party Payment Information to the Database and Reviewing Patient Plan Information

    • Lab 5 - Adding a Drug to the Database and Other Inventory Tasks

    • Lab 6 - Entering and Preparing New Prescriptions in a Community Setting

    • Lab 7 - Processing a New Prescription for a Patient with a Third-Party Payment Type

    • Lab 8 - Drug Utilization Review Using Electronic Patient Profiles

    • Lab 9 - Obtaining a Refill Authorization

    • Lab 10 - Processing a Prior Authorization

    • Lab 11 - Refilling, Transferring, Filling, and Prescription Reversal

    • Lab 12 - ePrescribing Using the eRX Feature

    • Lab 13 - Narcotic Inventory and Management

    • Lab 14 - Durable and Nondurable Medication Equipment and Supplies

    • Lab 15 - Prescription Verification Using Bar Coding Technology

    • Lab 16 - Emergency and Disaster Planning

    • Lab 17 - Medication Therapy Management

    • Lab 18 - Special Medications—Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (iPledge) Program

    • Lab 19 - Investigational Drugs and Tobacco Products

    • Lab 20 - Reconstitution and Flavoring Pediatric Medications

    • Lab 21 - Entering Immunization Syringes (Batch Preparation)

    • Lab 22 - Extemporaneous Compounding

    • Lab 23 - Preparing and Processing Ointments

    • Lab 24 - Preparing and Processing Creams

    • Lab 25 - Preparing and Processing Medicated Troches (Lozenges)

    • Lab 26 - Preparing and Processing Compounded Oral Liquids

    • Lab 27 - Preparing and Processing Medicated Lollipops

    • Lab 28 - Preparing and Processing Capsules

    • Lab 29 - Preparing and Processing Gels

    • Lab 30 - Medication Recalls, Inventory Returns, and Disposal Consideration

    • Lab 31 - Repackaging Medications for an Automated Dispensing Cabinet Using Bar Coding Technology

    • Lab 32 - Medication Reconciliation

    • Lab 33 - Entering New Intravenous Orders

    • Lab 34 - Entering Total Parenteral Nutrition Orders

    • Lab 35 - Entering New Chemotherapy Intravenous Orders

    • Lab 36 - Preparing Prefilled Syringes

    • Lab 37 - Validation of Aseptic Technique (Using Media Fill)

    • Lab 38 - Validation of Hazardous Preparation Technique (Using a Chemo Preparation Training Kit)

    • Lab 39 - Long-Term Care (30-Day Cards): Batch Filling for a Nursing Home

    • Lab 40 - Automated Strip Packaging: Batch Filling for a Nursing Home

    • Lab 41 - Emergency Medications (Stocking an Emergency Box or Cart)

    • Lab 42 - HIPAA Verification Form

    • Lab 43 - Prior Authorization

    • Lab 44 - Inventory Documentation

    • Lab 45 - Control Substance Report

    • Lab 46 - Daily Prescription Log Report

    • Lab 47 - Customer History Report

    • Lab 48 - United States Drug Enforcement Administration Form

    • Lab 49 - Medication Therapy Management Report

    • Lab 50 - Medication Reconciliation Forms

  • 59

    Review Questions

    • Pretest

    • Review Questions Quiz #1

    • Review Questions Quiz #2

    • Review Questions Quiz #3

    • Review Questions Quiz #4

    • Review Questions Quiz #5

    • Review Questions Quiz #6

    • Review Questions Quiz #7

    • Review Questions Quiz #8

    • Review Questions Quiz #9

    • Review Questions Quiz #10

    • Review Questions Quiz #11

    • Review Questions Quiz #12

  • 60

    PTCB Practice Mock Tests

    • CPhT Practice Mock Test I

    • CPhT Practice Mock Test II

    • CPhT Practice Mock Test III

    • CPhT Practice Mock Test IV

    • CPhT Practice Mock Test V

"Job Outlook: Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services. "

- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Pharmacy Technicians

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