ECC's Continuing Education
department is offering a comprehensive 50 hour noncredit program that
prepares students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other
pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification
Board's PTCB exam. The class meets from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm on Tuesday
and Thursday nights in ECC classroom A219 starting March 8, 2016.
Course content includes: pharmacy medical
terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple
environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and
interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand
names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will
review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the "top 200 drugs",
I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic
technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition
(TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and
reimbursement. In addition to classroom lecture and labs, this program
includes an optional 80 hour externship through a local pharmacy.
Students complete a Clinical Externship Policy form on the first day of
class to either participate or not participate in the externship. To be
eligible for the externship, students must successfully complete the 50
hour classroom program, submit to a thorough background check, drug
screening, and meet other requirements that will cost the student an
additional amount of approximately $ 250. Course fee includes all
textbooks and class materials. The PTCB exam fee and all costs of the
optional internship are not included.
To view course description and to register, please click here:
Questions? Call Continuing Education at 847-622-3036 or email us at
The U.S. Department of Labor's Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act
(WIOA) may be able to provide tuition assistance for this course.
Please contact Judy Burman of ECC's Workforce Transitions department at 847-214-6931 for more information.