Meets VPAA One (1) Credit Graduation Requirement
Meets Math Related One (1) Credit Graduation Requirement
Completion of this course is geared toward a student becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). A pharmacy technician is a person who works under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist and performs many pharmacy-related functions. Pharmacy technicians are used in a wide variety of practice settings, including community pharmacies, hospitals, the military, in home health care, long-term care, mail service facilities, managed health care facilities, and educational/training programs. Pharmacy technicians are individuals working in a pharmacy, who under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, assist in pharmacy activities not requiring the professional judgment of a pharmacist. The pharmacy technician is accountable to the supervising pharmacist, who is legally responsible by virtue of state licensure for the care and safety of patients served by the pharmacy. Students will have an opportunity to complete a non-paid clinical work-based learning experience in a pharmacy. Upon successful completion of this course and earning a high school diploma, the student may sit and take the national exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
Prerequisite: Recommended successful Completion of Algebra I and Biology and Chemistry