Emerson Adult Learning Center
This competency-based course is designed to prepare students for employment in a pharmaceutical setting. The class consists of theory and clinical preparation to include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, CPR, pharmaceutical settings, duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician, pharmaceutical terms, abbreviations and symbols, metric and apothecary systems, drug requirements, record-keeping, dispensing prescriptions, knowledge of manufacturing, packaging, and labeling of drug products. At the successful completion of this course, students will be qualified to register with the California State Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician. Students will perform community classroom activities while under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.
PREREQUISITES: Enrollment requires a U.S. High School Diploma, G.E.D., or A.A. Degree, math skill level equivalent to Basic Math- Advanced (53-03-73), at least 18 years of age.
Cost: Registration: $116 plus books and other expenses. Approximate total cost: $700.00
A comparable program at a private insitituion can cost $15,000 or more.
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