UMW Pharmacy Technician Program

Updated: Jan 22, 2020

Looking for ways to expand into a new career? The University of Montana Western School of Outreach will be offering a Pharmacy Technician Program starting in March.

Details of the program:

March 24th - May 12th, 2020 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Student Tuition: $1,199 (Textbooks included) Course Contact Hours: 50 hours Registration closes March 6th! Call the School of Outreach to register 406-683-7537.

Pharmacy Technician Program This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the Pharmacy Technician Certified Board (PTCB) – Certified Pharmacy Technician (PTCB) exam ($129).

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