Explore a Career as a Pharmacy Technician

Code: CDEV1370

Course description

Health care is a booming field these days, and pharmacy technicians are in high demand. In this course, you'll take a look at the many job settings and career paths open to you if you become a pharmacy technician. In addition, you'll master the skills you need to get an entry-level position as a pharmacy tech or clerk. You'll start by learning basic terms for medical conditions and anatomy, gaining the skills you'll need to read prescriptions and patient records easily. In addition, you'll find out how common classes of drugs are made and how they work. Next, you'll master the simple math that every pharmacy tech needs to know. You'll learn how to calculate dosages accurately, practice using simple formulas and math tools, and find out how to translate metric measurements into familiar household measures like teaspoons and tablespoons. Turning to the business side, you'll look at sales and find out how prescription pricing works. In addition, you'll learn about the important laws and regulations that govern pharmacies. You'll also hone your communication skills, learning how to handle customers courteously and efficiently. And finally, you'll explore the steps you can take to enhance your career prospects becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). By the time you're done, you'll be prepared to start your career in this popular and rapidly-growing field.

Course details

Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Start Date
Day/Time
Delivery
Campus
Cost
Availability
Start Date: Jul. 15, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $165.24
 
End date: Sep. 14, 2020
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

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Start Date: Aug. 12, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $165.24
 
End date: Oct. 12, 2020
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Start Date: Sep. 16, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Nov. 16, 2020
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Start Date: Oct. 14, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Dec. 14, 2020
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Start Date: Nov. 11, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Jan. 11, 2021
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Start Date: Dec. 9, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Feb. 8, 2021
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Registration dates

Winter 2021 registration opens November 2, 2020. Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021.