Pharmacy Technician

Program Information

This 50-hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings - working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. The Pharmacy Technician includes a good deal of math and you can contact Continuing Education at 815-825-2086, ext 2040 to obtain an information packet containing math questions. Cost includes textbook which you will receive the first evening of class.

This professional healthcare training is offered in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc. (CCI) This class may be of interest to adults interested in a new career or current healthcare professional. This exciting course will help students prepare for the fastest growing career in the healthcare industry today. If you have any questions about this healthcare course please call 866-702-9742. You may wish to contact various healthcare facilities to find out more about the job market in your chosen field. Note: Students must have at least a 10th grade math and English (speaking and reading) level. This career preparation class is offered in partnership with CCI is a noncredit training. Federal and state financial aid does not apply to noncredit trainings however, Kishwaukee College offers a payment plan option. Students must be at least age 18.

CCI healthcare trainings are eligible for WIA (Workforce Investment Act) grants. To check if you are eligible, contact the Illinois workNet Center, (DeKalb County: 815-901-0177) or Partners for Employment (Ogle County: 815-562-3478).


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