The Allied Health Management program is a 103.0 Quarter Credit Hour Associate Degree program of study containing 1260 hours of training that prepares the student for entry level employment as a Pharmacy Technician with a goal of advancing into supervisory and management level positions within the allied health/pharmacy community. Allied Health Managers work in doctors' offices, clinics, hospitals and pharmacies. While managing and supervising the facility is their primary responsibility, their duties may also include typing, filing, handling telephone calls and appointments, maintaining patient records, filling prescriptions, and office care. The Allied Health Management curriculum stems from the philosophy of the Capps organization and the standards of the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The program of study provides educational preparation for the Allied Health Management occupation by combining classroom experiences with a supervised externship to validate competencies in medical administrative skills. Normal completion time for day students is thirteen months. Classes are conducted Monday through Thursday. Day students attend classes six hours per day, for fifty-five weeks. The clinical rotation portion, consists of 120 hours in a retail setting plus 120 hours in a hospital (240 hours). Allied Health Management students with a Pharmacy Technician major are required to take and successfully pass the national certification examination for Pharmacy Technicians (NCPhT) administered through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) as a prerequisite for assignment to externship. PTCB certification is a requirement for completion of the program. They are also required to be registered with the Alabama Board of Pharmacy and must satisfactorily complete all drug screen and background check requirements. Applicants must complete the State Board application as part of the enrollment process. As of the publication date of this catalog, licensing is not required by the States of Alabama or Florida. Licensing requirements vary by State. An Associates of Occupational Science (AOS)degree is awarded to graduates.
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