The Pharmacy Technician curriculum includes pharmacy theory, laboratory instruction and clinical experiences in area pharmacies. The certificate program prepares the student for entry-level positions assisting the pharmacist in his or her practice, as well as other positions described in this section. The Pharmacy Technician is skilled in the practical and mechanical aspects of pharmacy practice, assisting in the various activities of inventory management, compounding, and dispensing medications. Such duties include, but need not be limited to: maintaining patient records, retrieving and packaging medication doses, filling and distributing, maintaining inventories of drug supplies, and mixing of parental fluids.
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