Pharmacy Technician

PHT 10104 Pharmacy Technician I

This course is designed to provide the student with the practical knowledge and skills needed to assist a registered pharmacist in providing healthcare and medications to patients. This course will provide a broad knowledge of pharmacy practice. Emphasis will be placed on the retail pharmacy setting. Students will utilize the PDX® Pharmacy Management Software throughout the course as part of their training. Course fee required. Professor permission required. Random drug screening will be required during the semester.

Offered Fall for 4 Semester hours.

PHT 10203 Pharmacy Technician II Clinical

This is a practicum (internship) that requires the student to work a minimum of 160 hours total in various pharmacy settings during the semester. The student should expect to work 10 hours per week in both a retail and hospital pharmacy. If the preceptor of any rotation dismisses the student, the student must withdraw from the entire course. The student may finish the other PHT courses, but he or she will not receive a certificate of completion from the program at the end of the semester. Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in PHT 10103, PHT 11103, PHT 12103, and PHT 13203. In addition, all required pre-rotation information (i.e. background checks, drug tests) required by the clinical sites must be turned in BEFORE the first day of class. Professor permission required. Course fee required.

Offered Spring, Summer for 3 Semester hours.

PHT 11103 Pharmacology for Health Care Related Careers I

This course will present a basic understanding of drugs, including their mechanisms of action, properties, uses, applications and side effects. The student will be required to learn the brand name and generic names, pronunciation, uses, and side effects for approximately 150 of the 300 most popular drugs in the U.S. The rest of the list will be covered in Pharmacology HCRC II. Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

PHT 11203 Pharmacology for Health Care Related Careers II

This course is a continuation of Pharmacology for Health Care Related Careers I (PHT 11103). This course will present a basic understanding of drugs, including their mechanisms of action, their properties, uses, and side effects for the remainder of the list of top-selling U.S. drugs not covered in the preceding class. Prerequisite: At least a “C” average in PHT 11103. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

PHT 12103 Applied Science for Health Care Related Careers I

This course will include basic anatomy and physiology of the human body, as well as the necessary microbiology and biochemistry needed to gain a broad understanding of how the body functions. Special emphasis will be placed on disease states, abnormal body conditions, and the drugs that treat them. Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

PHT 12203 Applied Science for Health Care Related Careers II

This course is a continuation of Applied Science for Healthcare Related Careers I. This course will include basic microbiology, physiology, and anatomy needed to gain a broad understanding of normal body functions. Special emphasis will be placed on disease states and abnormal body conditions to greater understand how drugs work to correct them Prerequisite: At least a “C” average in Applied Science for Health Care Related Careers I (PHT 12103). Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

PHT 13203 Pharmacy Math Calculations

This course is designed to teach the student the necessary math skills to perform the calculations required by a pharmacy technician. A review of fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions will be covered along with metric conversions, temperature conversions, and dosage calculations. Calculations necessary for compounding prescriptions and those involved with the preparation of intravenous medications will be included. Prerequisite: At least a “C” in high school or college Algebra. Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

PHT 14204 Pharmacy Technician II

This 4-hour course is a continuation of the Pharmacy Technician I course. It is designed to provide the student with the practical knowledge and skills needed to assist a registered pharmacist in providing healthcare and medications to patients. Emphasis will be placed on the pharmacy technician’s role in compounding and hospital pharmacy settings. Students will continue their training and use of the Pharmacy Management Software. Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in PHT 10104. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 4 Semester hours.

PHT 14302 Pharmacology for RCP

This two-credit hour course is a presentation of topics related to basic concepts in pharmacology, drug groups commonly used in respiratory therapy; their physiologic mechanisms; their dosages, available formulations, pharmacological mode of action; and related drug product review. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

PHT 14303 Pharmacy Math for RCP

This three-credit hour course is a presentation of topics related to basic concepts in pharmacology, drug groups commonly used in respiratory therapy; their physiologic mechanisms; their dosages, available formulations, pharmacological mode of action; and related drug product review, and other mathematical calculations required for Respiratory Therapy. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Respiratory Therapy Program.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

PHT 18801-03 Selected Topics in Pharmacy Technician

This course is designed to be a study of topics not included in regular PHT course offerings. The format of this course may be independent, directed study, or a scheduled class. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Course fee may be required.

Offered On Demand for 1-3 Semester hours.