This course may be completed as an independent study or classroom course during the student’s senior year. Material covered will include: Orientation, Federal Law, Medication Review, Aseptic Techniques, Calculations, and Pharmacy Operations. It is suggested that students complete and document at least 5-10 hours of observation and/or interview with a pharmacist or pharmacy technician. Upon completion of this internship, students are eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification examination in order to obtain national certification. This internship requires supervised on-the-job work experience related to the students' education objectives in the area of Pharmacy Technician. Students participating in the internship do not receive compensation. Students will be required to follow program and agency requirements for attendance and health screenings. These may include but are not limited to: drug screens, TB skin test, and immunization certificates.
A Memorandum of Agreement must be completed for all clinical sites. The clinical portion of this course requires a minimum of 50 hours of experience—40 hours in a retail pharmacy and 10 hours in a hospital pharmacy.
Students must complete 3 prerequsite classes and have instructor approval for this course