Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program
The Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program prepares students to become part of the fastest growing profession in the healthcare industry. Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists with technical tasks, such as filling prescriptions, record entry and patient support, allowing pharmacists to spend more time counseling and educating patients. Community and hospital pharmacies, prescription processing companies, home care organizations and other pharmaceutical industries employ pharmacy technicians.
Samford’s Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program, taught by Samford pharmacy faculty and registered pharmacists, introduces the necessary clerical, business and technical aspects of the industry. This includes the role of the pharmacy technician and standards of the industry, pharmacy law, understanding a prescription, pharmacology and therapeutics, sterile products, pharmacy math, inventory management, business management, patient communication, prescription processing, and pharmacy records.
Students will be prepared to take the national certification examination offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician [CPhT], but most importantly, will get hands-on experience in sterile compounding and processing prescriptions in Samford’s state-of-the-art laboratories.
The Pharmacy Technician Certificate program consists of a total of 69 classroom and lab instructional hours. The smaller class size allows for individual attention from the instructors and interaction with a small cohort of students.
Contact Samford After Sundown at 205-726-2739 for more information or to register.