Jun 07, 2023  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

Pharmacy Technology

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CIP Code: 31.51.0805.00

SOC Code/s:  29-2052 

Program Description:

Prepares Students to achieve the knowledge, skills and abilities to practice in a variety of contemporary pharmacy settings.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Identify the role of the pharmacy technician in retail, hospital, and institutional settings.
  2. Demonstrate safe medication preparation.
  3. Perform mathematical calculations for dosage determinations and solution preparations.
  4. Discuss pharmacy technician duties as allowed at the state level, and how those duties may vary in other states, along with discussing required responsibilities of life-long learning required for maintaining certification.
  5. Properly measure, mix, count, label, record, and dispense medications.
  6. Use technology effectively to create medication labels and client records.
  7. Function safely, competently, and professionally in a clinical situation.
  8. To prepare students for a professional work environment within a healthcare setting.
  9. To have students develop an understanding of the use and side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications used to treat common disease states.

CIP Code: 31.51.0805.00

Professional Accrediting Body: American Society of Health -System Pharmacists

State Agency/Entity Oversight: State Boards of Pharmacy

Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized Certificates to Be Awarded:

CPhT - Certified Pharmacy Technician   Optional

Articulation with Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT): 

Since there was no inclusion of TCAT institutions in the alignment process and due to clock hours vs. semester credit hours I do not see courses that could align with the TCAT programs.

Specializations or special career paths can be defined by the institution without having to establish a formal concentration that appears on the Academic Program Inventory.  However, the only way to identify these specializations is to manually type it into “comments” for the transcript. 

Conversations with some industry representatives indicate that they rely on the students resume to identify any specializations or special skills.  As long as the transcript had courses to support that position there should be no concern.  It is rare that an employer would request a transcript from an A.A.S. graduate.

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