Pharmacy Technician

COURSE NUMBER: HLTH5600

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

There's a growing demand for pharmacy technicians in Hawai`i as a result of our rapidly growing healthcare industry. Separate yourself from the competition through our course which provides the skills and knowledge necessary to receive national certification, and build the foundation for a pharmaceutical career. Employers will recognize that you're more qualified to offer effective patient care and service. Besides learning the history of pharmaceutical medicine, you'll develop skills in calculations, drug classification, processing, inventory, and billing - various roles of a Pharmacy Technician in retail and hospital settings. Also, please note that basic computer skills and typing skills (+35 WPM) are preferred requirements to ensure your success. 

Course fees include textbooks, practice tests, and the PTCE Industry credential exam fees.

Course Schedule

Online registration is for debit/credit card purchase only. For other payments, use Standard Registration.

Click on a course section to see dates and to add to your cart. Course details and schedules are subject to change without prior notice. For future course schedules, you may also contact our office. View “contact and information” section in the Course Details.

Course Details

Goals

  • Successfully pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam
  • Prepare for work as a pharmacy technician in different pharmacy settings

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Perform the various duties of a pharmacy technician in different settings, e.g., retail/outpatient, hospital/inpatient
  • Apply state and federal laws related to pharmacy
  • Perform pharmaceutical calculations accurately
  • Understand pharmacy inventory and 3rd party billing
  • Identify and classify the top 200 Drugs

1. Current Criminal Abstract (https://ecrim.ehawaii.gov) (abstract needs to be submitted within 30 days of issuance).

2. Proof of 1-Step TB test completed within the last six months.

3. Proof of MMR vaccination (titer is acceptable).

4. Proof of a 9th-grade math level or higher. Please submit the following as proof of this requirement: AA Degree, BA Degree, college transcripts, TABE results. OR take our EdReady assessment. Please fill out this EdReady Request Form.

Individuals interested in the Pharmacy Technician training program must apply and meet all requirements prior to registering for a class.

Registration is based on the order of COMPLETED APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, FIRST TO QUALIFY AND SECURE TUITION PAYMENT.

STEP 1: Prepare all your documents.

Go to the “Enrollment Requirements” tab above and prepare all the necessary paperwork.

STEP 2: Submit documents.

You can either mail or hand carry documents containing personal information.

Otherwise, all documents may be emailed to workdev@hawaii.edu. It is preferred to have all documents sent in one email to allow for faster processing.

STEP 3: Submit payment and register.

Once all of your documents have been approved and your application has been accepted, please submit payment.

Payment can be made in the form of a check, cash, or debit/credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

If agencies are paying on behalf of students, please submit the Agency Authorization Form.

For information or assistance on:


Coordinator:  Patrick Leddy
Workforce Development Coordinator
psleddy@hawaii.edu