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The Pharmacy Assistant program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the pharmacy field. Pharmacy Assistant program graduates are prepared to function as pharmacy technicians in positions requiring preparation of prescribed medication under supervision of a pharmacist. Graduates possess knowledge in anatomy and physiology, concepts and principles of the pharmaceutical field, drug calculation and administration, and principles of receiving, storing and dispensing medications. Graduates are to be competent to perform occupational functions to include: pouring, weighing, or measuring dosages; grinding, heating, filtering, dissolving, and mixing liquid and/or soluble drugs and/or chemicals; receiving, storing, and dispensing pharmaceutical materials and supplies; and maintaining files and records.
This certificate of credit program prepares individuals to work as pharmacy assistants in a variety of settings (hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, compounding pharmacies, nursing homes, etc.).
The Pharmacy Technician program at West Georgia Technical College is a three semester program (40 credit hours / 520 contact hours) of combined laboratory, classroom, and clinical education. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). www.ptcb.org