Programs of Study Home | Programs of Study | Pharmacy Technician Placement/Transfer 94% That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2012-2013 graduates found work or continued their education. Placement Pharmacy Technician WelcomePharmacy technicians play an important role in assisting licensed pharmacists in a variety of settings, that include retail pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and clinics.You're a Good Fit for this program because . . . OverviewWelcome to SCC’s Pharmacy Technician program. The 12-month program offers students concentrated basic study and laboratory practice in pharmacy technician fundamentals. The program teaches students the concepts, principles, skills, and attitudes needed to become pharmacy technicians who can work with patients throughout the life-span. Students will have hands-on clinical experience in a variety of facilities and are provided close supervision and guidance under a registered pharmacist. Registered pharmacists serve as preceptors for clinical experience in area hospitals, long-term care facilities, and retail pharmacies. All tuition, fees, books, and related costs are the responsibility of the student (see estimated cost list).MissionThe mission of the Pharmacy Technician program is consistent with the mission of the College, which is to provide quality career/technical and academic educational opportunities for the students, businesses and communities of our 15-county district. Furthermore, the program's mission is to graduate competent, ethical and confident entry-level health care practitioners, benefitting the community at-large by providing quality pharmacy services. The program strives to prepare graduates for a career in the field of pharmacy technology and provides them with marketable skills capable of maintaining a comfortable lifestyle.Employment OutlookAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is expected to increase much faster than the average through 2016, and job opportunities are expected to be good, especially for technicians with formal training or previous experience. SCC graduates report an average starting salary of $11.50 per hour, with a high salary of $14.80 per hour.View Gainful Employment Information in this Program of Study.Starting TermsSummer Quarter.Pharmacy Technician-DICurriculumPharmacy CoreTake the following. PHRM-1100 Anat & Phys for Pharm TechPHRM-1101 Pharmacology/Phar Products IPHRM-1121 Pharmacy Calculations IPHRM-1131 Pharmacy Operations IPHRM-1222 Pharmacy Calculations IIPHRM-1232 Pharmacy Operations IIPHRM-1240 Pharmacy Law & EthicsPHRM-1241 Professional Trends & IssuesPHRM-1250 Pharmacy Clinical EducationPHRM-1220 Pharmacology/Pharm Products IIGeneral EducationTAKE SPCH-1110,ENGL-1010;SPCH-1090 Fund of Human CommunicationsSPCH-1110 Public SpeakingSPCH-2810 Business & Professional CommunENGL-1010 Composition IENGL-1015 Composition & LiteratureProgram RequirementsProgram Requirements & Student ResponsibilitiesExpected Physical and Mental Qualities for SuccessEssential Functions: Essential functions refer to physical, behavioral, and emotional demands or abilities necessary for satisfactory completion of all aspects of the curriculum and for the development of professional attributes required of students upon completion of the program. Admission and retention decisions for the program are based not only on academic achievement but also on non-academic factors that serve to ensure that candidates can complete the essential requirements of the program for graduation. The program has established the following list of minimum essential (non-academic) requirements in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the National Accrediting Agency that must be met, with or without reasonable accommodations, in order to participate in the program and graduate.Criminal Background Check A Criminal Background Check will be required of each student in the program. Based on the outcome of the CBC, a student may be prevented from taking certain courses, accessing certain laboratory experiences, or completing the program. A non-refundable fee of $45 will be assessed for this Criminal Background Check.Observation and CommunicationThe student must be able to: Accurately observe demonstrations and exercises.Demonstrate functional use of the senses of smell, vision, hearing, touch, and pressure; demonstrate sufficient visual ability to distinguish gradients of colors and perform all standard tasks expected of a pharmacy technician; demonstrate visual ability to interpret requests and physician orders; and demonstrate hearing ability to respond to messages from other individuals.Read and comprehend English text, numbers and graphs displayed in print, on a computerized monitor, instrument displays, and on a video projection system.Communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing, with faculty members, fellow students, health care professionals, and patients.Follow verbal and written instructions in English in order to correctly and independently perform pharmacy and laboratory assistant guidelines.Psychomotor SkillsThe student must be able to:Perform all tasks that are normally expected within the scope of practice for a pharmacy technician.Move about freely and maneuver in small spaces, stand, and/or walk for long periods of time.Travel to school and clinical sites.Operate computers.Demonstrate physical ability, including sufficient mobility and fine motor coordination, to manipulate pharmacy equipment in a safe and accurate manner.Exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10-25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.Reach to seize, hold and grasp with hands.Pick, pinch and otherwise work with fingers.Intellectual and Cognitive AbilitiesThe student must be able to:Measure, calculate, analyze, integrate, and apply information. Analyze - to study the nature of something or determine its essential features. Integrate - to combine separate parts or elements to form a whole.Use sufficient judgment to recognize and correct performance and problem-solve unexpected observations or outcomes.Accurately recall and apply oral and written procedures.Behavioral and Social AttributesThe student must be able to:Establish and maintain effective, professional working relationships and work as part of a team.Organize and demonstrate responsibility for one's work.Work in a stressful environment.Display flexibility and adapt to change.Function independently and efficiently.Maintain emotional health necessary to effectively use intellectual abilities fully and exercise good judgment.Demonstrate honesty and integrity.Perform in an ethical manner in working with peers, faculty, health care staff, and patients. 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