Program Presentation - Schoolcraft College

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WHO ARE THESE MODULES DESIGNED FOR?
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Pharmacy Technicians
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Pre-pharmacy Students
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Healthcare Background
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New Career
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Recent high school graduates
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Stay-at-home parents
DUTIES OF A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
• Assist the pharmacist
• Enter patient information and data
• Dispense medication
• Compound specialty orders
• Prepare intravenous medication
• Patient care
COMMUNITY PHARMACY TECHNICIAN MODULE
Community Pharmacy Technician: 60 hours
• Filling prescriptions
• Processing patient data and information
• Providing excellent customer service
• Answering phones
• Helping patients find over – the – counter medications
NATIONAL CERTIFICATION EXAM PREP MODULE
National Certification Exam Preparation: 40 hours
• Federal and state laws
• Code of ethics
• Brand and generic drug names and classifications
• Anatomy and physiology
• Pharmacology for technicians
• Prescription filling processes
• Knowledge of over-the-counter medications
MICHIGAN BOARD OF PHARMACY STATE LAWS
Qualification
Registration/License
Required by State
No
Training
Certification
Continuing Education
No
No
No
CERTIFICATION
Certification is NOT mandatory in Michigan, but it is very important to be
certified for employment.
Please Note: Certification CAN become mandatory at any time without notice!
Two national certification exams:
• ExCPT exam—offered by the National Healthcareer Association
www.nhanow.com
• $105—renewal every 2 years
• PTCB exam—offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
www.ptcb.org
• $129—renewal every 2 years
• Renewal consists of doing Continuing Education Credits or CE’s
• Each certification requires 20 CE’s every 2 years
LICENSING
There is no license or registration that is issued by the State of Michigan to
pharmacy technicians because it is not a regulated profession. To obtain
certification as a pharmacy technician, individuals must contact the
national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) at
www.ptcb.org or (800) 363-8012.
The Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) does not certify pharmacy
technicians but can serve as a resource for educational/certification
study materials for individuals who are interested in a career as a
pharmacy technician. The MPA can be contacted at
www.michiganpharmacists.org or (517) 484-1466.
MICHIGAN BOARD OF PHARMACY
611 W Ottawa, First Floor
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-8170
Phone: 517/335-0918
Fax: 517/373-2179
Web site: www.michigan.gov/healthlicense
E-mail: [email protected]
SALARY INFORMATION
Quick Facts: Pharmacy Technicians
2010 Median Pay
$28,400 per year
$13.92 per hour
Entry-Level Education
High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience in a Related
Occupation
None
On-the-job Training
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2010
334,400
Job Outlook, through 2018
18% (much faster than average)
According to Economic Modeling Specialist (EMSI)
JOB OUTLOOK
The number of job openings is expected to exceed the
number of job seekers.
What does this mean……?
WHERE CAN YOU WORK?
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Retail, community, specialty, mail-order, nuclear pharmacies
Pharmaceutical companies
Insurance companies
Home health care
Infusion centers
Hospitals
Legal firms
State board inspectors
Certification panel appointments
Instructing (2 years experience to teach with MK Education)
LEVELS OF A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
Pharmacy Technician Level 1:
An individual with no pharmacy experience, education, training,
certification; works at the cash register or in stock room
Pharmacy Technician Levels 2 & 3:
An individual with education or training in pharmacy technician
education, certified; works in dispensing medications, patient processing
Pharmacy Technician Manager/Supervisor:
An individual with at least 5 years of pharmacy experience; is educated
and trained for entry and advanced level processes, certified,
proficiency in many skills.
STUDENT RELATIONS, MK EDUCATION
We provide assistance with…
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Resume writing
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Career planning
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Interviewing skills
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Building a portfolio
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Course work
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Studying
TUITION BREAKDOWN
Tuition
Module
$800
Community Practice Pharmacy Technician
$700
National Pharmacy Tech Certification Exam Prep
Additional Modules are under consideration
IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT REGISTERING….
Tuition includes all books, materials and lab fees
 Credit Card, Check, Cash, or Money Order
 Career Training Scholarships through Schoolcraft College
Continuing Education and Professional Development
 Non-credit courses not eligible for financial aid
(FAFSA, Pell Grant, etc.)
CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
• There are no refunds after class has started
• Refunds will not be given for used books/materials
• If there is an extenuating circumstance, a refund request will be
considered and reviewed by MK Education and Schoolcraft College
on an individual basis
• All refund requests must be submitted in written form
HOW TO REGISTER
• Online : www.schoolcraft.edu/cepd/registration
• In person or by mail:
Schoolcraft College, McDowell Center
18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152
Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152
734.462.4448
[email protected]
www.schoolcraft.edu/cepd/pharmacy
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MK Education
1001 Ogden Ave, Suite 201
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630.541.3600
[email protected]
www.mkedu.org

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