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					Pharmacy                                          Admission Requirements                                                             PHARM 132 Applied Pharmacology
                                                                                                                                               (5)
                                                     Entering students must have a high
Technician                                        school diploma or GED; be 18 years of age                                          Use and side effects of prescription medica-
                                                                                                                                     tions, nonprescription medications, and al-
                                                  upon the completion of the program to be
(PHARM)                                           nationally certified, and must be able to                                          ternative therapies commonly used to treat
                                                  pass a Department of Transportation back-                                          diseases affecting the various systems of
Program Description                               ground check. A certificate in Pharmacy                                            the human body including psychiatric dis-
                                                  Technician is granted upon satisfactory                                            orders. Prerequisite: PHARM 130, PHARM
     The Pharmacy Technician (PHARM) cer-
                                                  completion of the following requirements:                                          131; AHE 102 and 112 with a minimum C
tificate program is endorsed by the Washington
                                                                                                                                     grade; concurrent enrollment in PHARM
State Department of Health—Board of
                                                    SUGGESTED SchEDUlE                                                               133 and completion of or concurrent enroll-
Pharmacy. This program will meet or ex-
                                                                                                                                     ment in AHE 118, OFTEC 162 and ENGL
ceed the goals and objectives of the American     PHARMACy TECHnICIAn                                                                170 with a minimum C grade.
Society of Health Systems Pharmacists and         CERTIFICATE
the approved Washington State Pharmacy            Courses must be taken in sequence. Consult                                         PHARM 133 Pharmacy Records
Technicians Training competencies.                with department chair or SVC counselor.                                                      Management                    (4)
     The specific goals and objectives of the     First Year                                                                         Purchasing pharmaceuticals, devices
Pharmacy Technician program are to in-                                                                                               and supplies, including acquisition in
                                                  Fall .............Cr Winter ....... Cr Spring ....... Cr
struct students about the role of a pharmacy      PHARM 130 .....4                  PHARM 132 ..... 5        PHARM 134 .....2        emergency situations. Controlling inven-
technician so that they may perform that re-      PHARM 131 .....3                  PHARM 133 ..... 4        PHARM 135 .....4        tory of medications, equipment, and de-
sponsibility within the legal limits of the law   AHE 102............5              AHE 118 ............ 2   AHE 101 ............3   vices according to an established plan.
governing healthcare settings. Students should    AHE 112 ............5             †ENGL 170....... 3       AHE 106 ............6
                                                                                                                                     Introduction to the concept of trouble-
be able to categorize the top 200 drugs into      ...............................   OFTEC 162 ...... 3       AHE 200............3
                                                                                                                                     shooting, maintenance and repairing
major therapeutic classifications, distinguish    Total ......... 17 Total ..........17 Total ..........18
                                                                                                                                     pharmacy equipment, devices and facili-
between generic and trade names of drugs,         second Year
                                                                                                                                     ties. Use of various forms of technology
and generally identify accepted drug dosage       Summer ...............Cr                                                           for storing, accessing and recording phar-
forms, strengths, routes of administration and    PHARM 136 ...................3
                                                                                                                                     macy data. Includes specialized terminol-
dosing intervals. Students will learn to accu-    PHARM 137 ...................3
                                                  PHARM 138 ...................1                                                     ogy, filing rules and systems, paper-based
rately apply mathematical principles required                                                                                        and electronic files management, records
                                                  SOSC 113........................1
in the preparation and distribution of drugs,                                                                                        security, ethical concerns with emphasis
                                                  SOSC 125 .......................2
and will be instructed on how to correctly        Total .................... 10                                                      on pharmaceutical practical records ap-
interpret prescriptions or medication orders.     † Students who do not receive an appropriate test score will                       plications. Prerequisite: PHARM 130 and
Students will perform: appropriate inventory      require additional coursework to develop necessary skills for
                                                  entry into class.                                                                  131; AHE 102 and 112 with a minimum C
control of drug products; prepare medications                                                                                        grade; concurrent enrollment in PHARM
for review by the pharmacist; comply with
pharmacy law, regulations, and ethical stan-
                                                  Course Descriptions                                                                132, concurrent enrollment in or comple-
                                                                                                                                     tion of AHE 118 and OFTEC 162 with a
dards of practice; operate equipment to docu-     PHARM 130 Orientation to                                                           minimum C grade.
ment drug dispensing and inventory activities;              Pharmacy Practice                                                (4)
to bring awareness to the correct preparation     Introduction and orientation to the influ-                                         PHARM 134 Over-the-Counter (OTC)
of common intravenous admixtures utiliz-          ence that medication laws, standards and                                                     Drugs               (2)
ing aseptic technique, required supplies, and     regulations have on pharmacy practice and                                          Covers medications available to patients
compounding equipment.                            to the concept of quality assurance and its                                        without prescription, including herbal
     Job opportunities include hospitals,         procedures. Presentation of the concept of                                         medications and supplements, cold/f lu
community pharmacies, grocery store               direct patient care and the pharmacy tech-                                         preparations, gastrointestinal prepara-
pharmacies, and other retail options.             nician’s role in its delivery with emphasis                                        tions, topical products, etc., and con-
Graduates from this program may apply             on the roles of pharmacists and techni-                                            version of legend drugs to OTC status.
to the Washington State Department of             cians. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment                                         Prerequisite: PHARM 130, 131, 132, 133
Health—Board of Pharmacy to become                in PHARM 131; concurrent enrollment in                                             with a minimum C grade; AHE 102, 112,
a Washington State Certified Pharmacy             or completion of AHE 102 and 112 with a                                            and 118; OFTEC 162, ENGL 170 with a
Technician.                                       minimum C grade.                                                                   minimum C grade; concurrent enrollment
                                                                                                                                     in PHARM 135 or concurrent enrollment
Entry into the Program                            PHARM 131 Pharmacy Technician                                                      in or completion of AHE 101, 106, and 200
    Please apply to the Admissions Office.                  Terminology         (3)                                                  with a minimum C grade.
Students may enter the program at the be-         Emphasis on specific medical terminology
ginning of Fall quarter and courses must          related to pharmacy. Focuses on how to in-
be taken in sequence. To enter the program        terpret prescription or medication orders,
during Winter or Spring quarters, advanced        including how to interpret medical abbre-
standing may be requested for prior educa-        viations and terminology. Prerequisite:
tion or experience with Department Chair          concurrent enrollment in PHARM 130,
approval. For more information, contact the       concurrent enrollment in or completion of
Department Chair or Admissions Office.            AHE 102 and 112 with a minimum C grade
                                                  or Department Chair permission.
PHARM 135 Community & Hospital
          Drug Dispensing/
          Management         (4)
Introduction to the role of pharmacy techni-
cians in the community and hospital phar-
macy setting. Filling prescriptions under
the supervision of a registered pharmacist.
Discussion and demonstration of sensitivity
when working with a multicultural popula-
tion. Prerequisite: PHARM 130, 131, 132,
133; AHE 102, 112, and 118, ENGL 170,
and OFTEC 162 with a minimum C grade;
concurrent enrollment in PHARM 134
and concurrent enrollment or completion
of AHE 101, 106, and 200 with a minimum
C grade.

PHARM 136 Community Clinical
          Experience/Pharmacy
          Technician         (3)
Practical experience in the role of a phar-
macy technician in a community setting
to integrate knowledge and enhance skills.
Prerequisite: PHARM 130, 131, 132, 133,
134, and 135 with a minimum C grade;
Department Chair approval; concurrent
enrollment or completion of SOSC 113 and
125 with a minimum C grade.

PHARM 137 Hospital Clinical
          Experience/Pharmacy
          Technician         (3)
Practical experience in the role of a phar-
macy technician in a hospital setting to
integrate knowledge and enhance skills.
Prerequisite: PHARM 130, 131, 132, 133,
134, and 135 with a minimum C grade;
Department Chair approval; concurrent
enrollment in PHARM 137, 138, current
enrollment in or completion of SOSC 113
and 125 with a minimum C grade.

PHARM 138 Pharmacy Technician
          Externship Seminar (1)
Discussion and critical analysis of student
experiences in their various externship
placements. Topics include legal concepts,
professionalism, and aspects of culture
and application of various pharmacy skills.
Prerequisite: Completion of PHARM 131,
132, 133, 134, 135 ; AHE 101, 102, 106, 112,
118, and 200; OFTEC 162; ENGL 170 with a
minimum C grade; concurrent enrollment
in PHARM 136 or 137 and 138; Department
Chair permission; concurrent enrollment in
or completion of SOSC 113 and 125 with a
minimum C grade.