Online Program: As communities across the country are dealing with the COVID19 pandemic, many community colleges have closed indefinitely! Why put your dream on hold? Why wait to start your pharmacy technician training? Cuesta College is offering an online alternative for pharmacy technician training. Unlike other online programs, this program will be taught in real-time by Tee C. Lee. Mr. Lee, who is a student favorite, has taught the pharmacy technician program for almost 5 years, and he is ready to bring the program to you!
This 20-module program includes topics such as: the profession of pharmacy, laws and regulations; drug supplement and development; pharmacology, routes of drug administration, prescriptions and drug insurance; community pharmacy; hospital pharmacy; sterile and non-sterile compounding; safety; ethics; infection control and aseptic technique and clean rooms.
The best part is, when Cuesta College reopens to students, pharmacy labs will be moved to the classroom!
Externship: Upon successful completion of the classroom training, students will participate in a 120-hour externship, where they will hone their practical skills. CTS has an affiliation agreement with CVS and Walgreens. To guarantee externship placement, the student should be available 3 full-time business days each week.
Externship Alternative: If the COVID19 pandemic is still affecting the community at the end of class in September, the student may elect to sit for the ExCPT exam in lieu of externship.
Licensure: For students who successfully complete 260-hours, this program meets the education requirements of the California Board of Pharmacy (Business and Professional Code Section 4202). Students may apply for the pharmacy technician license upon successful completion of the program. Application fee is $140.
Certification: Career Training Solutions’ pharmacy technician program has been approved by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCE) and the National Healthcareer Association (ExCPT). Both certifications are recognized by the California Board of Pharmacy.
Textbook(s): Pharmacy Practice for Technicians 6e, Pharmacy Labs 3e text, eBooks+EOC, Drug Guide w/ Course Navigator Access Code ISBN: 978-0-76387-981-5. Students are provided a link to order textbooks directly from the publisher.
Career Information: Pharmacy technicians are licensed professionals who help prepare and dispense prescription medications. They take prescriptions over the phone and in person, work with health professionals and customers, help mix medicines, count pills, measure medication, label and give instructions for medicine, and help take payments. (Source: www.mbc.ca.gov )
Salary Information: The median wage in 2018 for Pharmacy Technicians in California is $39,258 annually, or $18.88 hourly. (Source: https://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov )
Tuition: $2,199 (Textbooks and uniform for externship purchased separately.)
DATES: Saturdays & Tuesdays, April 25 - September 19, 2020
(no class 5/23, 7/4, 9/5)
- Saturdays: 9:00am - 12:30pm
- Tuesdays: 6:00 - 9:30pm
LOCATION: Cuesta College San Luis Obispo Room 4760 - ONLINE
INSTRUCTOR: Tee C. Lee
QUESTIONS: Call Career Training Solutions at 888-308-0737