Now taking applications for Spring 2016!
The Pharmacy Technology Program at Tulsa Community College prepares students for multiple areas of study. Students who want to have careers as pharmacy technicians, pre-pharmacy students who would like to work as a pharmacy technician while in college after a one semester hands on experience into the field for which they are seeking, students who are waiting to get into other Allied Health fields and would like to get the basics of pharmacology, drugs, calculations, dosing, medical terminology, aseptic technique, infusion therapeutics, ethics and moral decision making, professional communication, etc. Students that would like to earn 16 hours of elective credit in one semester, or even for students who aren’t really sure if the medical field is for them. This program has many different benefits for many different students with different needs. This program prepares students to work under the supervision of registered pharmacists in providing a high level of modern pharmaceutical support in many areas such as:
- Hospital Pharmacies
- Retail Pharmacies
- Home Health Pharmacies
- Clinic Pharmacies
- Compounding Pharmacies
- Nuclear Pharmacies
Providing such duties as:
- Prescription transcribing & processing
- Converting adult and pediatric dosages
- Customization and Compounding of medications and IV admixtures
- Infusion therapeutics
- Inventory activities
- Quality assurance and control
- Unit dose packaging
- Narcotic distribution
- Parenteral chemotherapy
- Drug inventory and ordering
The Pharmacy Technology Program is a one semester program (16 weeks); admitting a new class every Fall and Spring semesters, classes are offered both daytime and evenings. Classes are twice a week on campus as well as blended online. Each student will receive transferable 16 hours of electoral credit hours to apply toward a continuing degree. Our program also offers advanced credit, which gives students who are currently working in a pharmacy or have worked in a pharmacy credit hours towards their required 80 hours of clinical practice (five days of hospital & five days of retail). All students must complete a background check, provided through the college and be current on immunizations before beginning clinical rotations.
Upon completion of our 16 week program, students will receive a Certificate of Achievement and are ready to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
After passing the national exam, students are able to provide credentials of CPht behind their names.
The Pharmacy technology Program at Tulsa Community College is accredited by the Oklahoma State Board of Regents for Higher Education.
Provide strong foundations in pharmacy knowledge; promote safe and effective skills that will support Pharmacists in any area of pharmacy. Instill professionalism and the right code of conduct and ethics within any working environment. Develop students who will impact the demands of the pharmaceutical community’s health care needs as an integral part of the patient care team.
Teresa Foster, BS, CPht, CSNSCC
Director, Pharmacy Technology Program
Assistant Professor, Allied Health Sciences