Serve as an important connection between pharmacist and patient, whether you’re in a hospital, pharmacy or other health care setting. This comprehensive 70-hour program prepares you to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Learn pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands-on labs, 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, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.The PTCB national certification exam cost is NOT included in the course fee.