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PT Curriculum Overview

  • Role & responsibilities of the PT - developing attention to detail & the ability to multi-task and practicing outstanding customer service skills

  • Understanding how a pharmacy works - day-to-day life of a PT in a retail pharmacy, hospital or in-patient pharmacy & in other organizations that provide pharmacy services

  • Pharmacy study & skills practice for certification

  • Classroom topics: Trainees learn brand & generic names for medications; over-the-counter product equivalents; use of reference guides & dosage handbooks; navigating pharmacy computer software; pharmacy math & pharmaceutical calculations; pharmacology; principles of pharmacokinetics; the therapeutic classes of drugs; and, review of the legal and ethical issues regarding drugs & medications

  • Model pharmacy experience: Trainees get experience in compounding medications and sterile preparations; using aseptic technique & working under a pharmacy hood; prescription deciphering and dosing; proper arrangement of medications on the pharmacy shelf; working with mortar & pestle (compounding); and, using scales & weights

  • PT candidates work 120 hours (3 weeks) in practical internships in a retail pharmacy under the supervision of a pharmacist and are posted to the Maryland Board of Pharmacy

  • Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are encouraged to take the exam for national certification in pharmacy (CPhT)

Caroline Center Pharmacy Technician Program

Caroline Center Pharmacy Technician Program