In the Classroom
I'm the instructor for the daytime section of the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program at Florida State College at Jacksonville. I'm responsible for developing the entire curriculum following an outline set forth by FSCJ and standards set by the American Society of Health-System's Pharmacists (ASHP). Below will show a 8-month in class curriculum built by myself which consists of both lecture and lab experiences to help prepare pharmacy technician students for their 2-month (250 hour) practical experience. Upon completion of certificate program, students will be prepared to sit for their PTCB national pharmacy technician exam.
NOTE: Files available for each section for specific requests only. I can share upon request but due to being busy please do not expect quick turn around.
This course will cover basic entry-level information, preparing individuals for further training in health-related occupations. Students will be introduced to basic concepts such as the health delivery system, the health care team, legal responsibilities, ethical issues, wellness and disease, environmental safety, communication and nutrition.
In this course students will be taught about an introduction of the pharmacy, community pharmacy, and non-sterile compounding. Through a series of lectures and lab activities, students will begin to learn about what a pharmacy technician will be expected to know and demonstrate while working in the pharmacy environment. Each week there will be an introduction to a grouping of medications which can be found on the top 200 drug list and students will learn about the drug classes these medications belong within. Lastly, students will be responsible for understanding the concepts of pharmaceutical math while successfully solving various problems of differing difficulty.
Building upon what the student learned in PTN0084/84L, this course will teach the principles of hospital pharmacy, IV compounding with aseptic techniques. Through a series of lectures and lab activities, the student will begin to learn about what a pharmacy technician will be expected to know and demonstrate while working in this specific pharmacy environment. The student will start to learn the pathophysiology of the organ systems paired with the pharmacotherapy used to treat the common disease states associated with each organ system covered during this course. Will continue to build student confidence in pharmaceutical calculations and pharmacy technician professionalism.
Building upon what the student learned in PTN0084/84L and PTN0085/85L this course will prepare the student pharmacy technician for their practical. Will continue to build student confidence in pharmaceutical calculations and pharmacy technician professionalism. Then the student will complete 250 hours on-site over 8 weeks getting hands on experience as a pharmacy technician as the final step in completing their training prior to graduation. They will be able to decide between a hospital or community-based experience.