Available Courses for Pharmacy Technology

This course is designed to provide the student with an overall understanding and orientation to the field of pharmacy technology. Included in the course is an overview and historical development of pharmacy and the healthcare delivery system. It will introduce the student to the organizational structure and function of the pharmacy in various areas such as retail, hospital, nursing home and home health care. Included in this course is the use of pharmaceutical medical terminology and abbreviations used on prescriptions, computer applications in processing pharmacy prescription data, discussion of medical legal concepts as they relate to the practice of the pharmacy technician and demonstration of telephone communication skills and routine inquiries. Students will examine the preparation and utilization of patient profiles and prepare and deliver medications. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course will include a study of the introduction to pharmacology, biological factors affecting the action of drugs and the various medications prescribed for treatment of selected illnesses and diseases. Emphasis will be on sources, classifications, strengths, indications, dosages, side effects and precautions of medications. The course is designed to include a study of vitamins, minerals, anti-infective drugs, alternative medicines, nervous system and pain and inflammatory agents. Emphasis will be placed on medication effects on the nervous system, skeletal muscle relaxants, local anesthetics, antiepileptics, antiparkinson, narcotics analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs. This course will discuss special considerations for therapeutic agents administered throughout the lifespan. This course will introduce the top 200 prescription drugs. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course will be a comprehensive overview of current medications dispensed by classes, their effects on different body systems, indications, side effects, dosages and contraindications. The course will include a study of cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, urinary, endocrine and respiratory systems. Emphasis will be placed on antianginal, hypolididemic, anticoagulants, antihypertensive, antacids, diuretics, hypoglycemics, antihistaminics, bronchodilators, antipsychotics drugs and blood modifiers. This course will continue the topic on the top 200 prescription drugs, including classifications and indications. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is designed to expand the advanced practice student's knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics which includes the cellular response level and management of individuals in the acute care and primary care setting. Broad categories of pharmacological agents are examined such as radiopharmaceuticals. Skills to assess, diagnose and manage a client's common health problems in a safe, high quality, cost-effective manner are emphasized. This course will require pharmacologic principles and concepts of intravenous (IV) therapy. It will also allow students to perform management activities in a pharmacy setting and have knowledge of the practice setting's mission, goals and objectives, organizational structures and policies and procedures. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is equipped to introduce the student with an overall understanding of the administrative aspects and applications involved in working in a pharmacy. Subjects covered in this course include interpretation and evaluation of prescription orders, pharmaceutical dosage forms and materials management of pharmaceuticals. This course will introduce the student to the pharmacy formulary system, computer applications in drug use control, receiving and processing medication orders and medication errors. It will allow the student to prepare and utilize patient profiles, handle medications and store and deliver drug products. It will also provide a strong focus on records management, inventory control and compensation and methods of payment for pharmacy services. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
In this course various aspects and hands-on applications are demonstrated and practiced, including the practice of proper compounding and dispensing techniques, counting oral medication, the prescription filling process in a mail order pharmacy, labeling with required information and use of individual unit doses in appropriate containers and repackaging in predetermined quantities. This course will also allow students to identify selected home medical equipment and prepare electronic purchase orders and maintain stock inventory. This course will introduce a pharmacy software program used in the data entry labs. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
In this course students will be introduced to pharmaceutical calculations. Subjects covered include systems of measurements and conversions between each, actual pharmaceutical calculations of drug dosages, demonstrate ability to use common pharmaceutical volume measurement equipment, measurement of time, temperature, capacity and mass/weight and calculation of ratios, proportion and percentage. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the professional aspects of working in pharmacy technology. Subjects covered include pharmaceutical medical terminology and medical abbreviations as related to community pharmacy practice. It will provide the student with the necessary skills needed to perform operational duties to demonstrate the applications in processing pharmacy prescription data and maintain pharmacy records. It will also provide the student with the necessary skills to recognize and practice infection control, safety and security procedures and to identify methods in medical error reduction and prevention in the pharmacy practice. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
This course provides the pharmacy technician student the opportunity to apply pharmaceutical knowledge and techniques learned in the classroom setting in a safe and competent manner under the direction of a pharmacist (160 hours). Students will be expected to gain experiences in assisting the pharmacist in serving patients, maintaining medication, inventory control and participating in the administration and management of pharmacy practice at a community (retail) pharmacy setting. Students will gain exposure to on-the-job experience and training in the pharmacy setting and practical application of pharmacy skills and gaining experience in all aspects of drug preparation and distribution utilized by participating sites. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is designed to provide students with practical, hands-on experience in the pharmacy lab. Designed for students to practice and acquire various skills learned in the pharmacy technician program under the direct supervision of the pharmacy instructor. Student skills will be checked off as they are mastered including, but not limited to, receiving, interpreting and filling of prescriptions/medication orders for the inpatient and outpatient practice setting, pharmaceutical calculations review and IV Admixture of large volume, IV Piggyback and syringe doses using the laminar flow hood, inventory control systems and patient information/profile systems. Skill competencies assigned by the instructor must be completed to pass the course. This course also provides the student with federal and state law regulation for pharmacy practice in multiple settings. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course will include a study of intravenous delivery of therapy in the home setting as well as other therapies to include arterial, epidural and intrathecal. It will focus on patients and their clinical needs, physician treatment plans and collaboration with other healthcare providers. The foundation of infusion therapy will be discussed including anatomy, physiology, systems for administering parenteral production, reconstituting parenteral medications and infection control, inpatient practice setting, pharmaceutical calculations review and IV Admixture of large volume, IV Piggyback and syringe doses using the laminar hood. Treatment modalities will include parenteral fluids and pharmacologic agents. Legal and ethical aspects of infusion practice will also be reviewed. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This 160-hour course provides the pharmacy technician student the opportunity to apply pharmaceutical knowledge and techniques learned in the classroom setting in a safe, competent manner under the direction of the pharmacist. Students will be expected to gain experiences in either a hospital pharmacy or specialty pharmacy setting. Students will gain exposure to on-the-job experience and training in the pharmacy setting and practical application of pharmacy skills and gaining experiences in all aspects of drug preparation and distribution utilized by participating sites. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course discusses intravenous therapy, including types of intravenous (IV) devices and various types of IV therapy, venipuncture techniques, complications of intravenous therapy and mechanism of actions, clinical indications, pharmacokinetics, contraindications and side effects of selected intravenous medications. Treatment modalities will include advanced nutritional preparations and preparation of chemotherapeutic agents using proper safety techniques. This course will also look at the pharmacologic principles and concepts of intravenous (IV) therapy. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.

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Seminole State College
Health Career Programs
850 South SR 434
Altamonte Springs FL, 32714

407.404.6196
Fax: 407.404.6207
Office: ALT-303
Campus: Altamonte Springs