Pharmacy Technician Schools in Ohio

A pharmacy technician is one who helps a license based pharmacist dispense subscriptions and administer the dispensary. Many colleges in Ohio offer pharmacy technician programs such as Sanford Brown College, Remington College and National College. An Ohio pharmacy technician school prepares students for a career as a pharmacy technician, thus they learn to receive and fill prescription orders, ensure accurate pill count and labelling, match patients to the correct medications and keep stock and inventory of medications. Through very specialized courses, students are taught about medications and their effects on the body and about pharmacy compounding, packaging and labelling.

Students may spend time in the pharmacy lab, using genuine pharmacy equipment, before working rotations at actual pharmacies, in both hospital and community settings. Flexibility of time in your schedule is offered by each college such as the ‘Tri-C or Cuyahoga Community College’ as they offer the options of either day or evening classes. The Pharmacy Technician program is designed to prepare students to become worthy of gaining the Pharmacy Technician Certificate of Proficiency Outcomes.

Ohio State Board of Pharmacy doesn’t require any licensing or registration for becoming a pharmacy technician. However, in order to be qualified it is mandatory that the pharmacy technician candidate should be minimum 18 years of age, should not have committed a felony, should hold a high school diploma, pass the examination approved by the board and pay the applicable fee. Also, completion of a recognized training program is required.

The Pharmacy Technician education program of Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants has been designed to prepare the successful graduate for an advanced entry level position in a retail or hospital pharmacy setting, working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. The curriculum of the program offered includes Introduction to Pharmacology, Medications and their preparation and usage, Pharmacy Math and Dosage Calculations with an emphasis on assisting the pharmacist in prescription preparations, Anatomy and terminology and the Introduction to word processing and third party billing as it applies to insurance companies. The graduate will also be prepared to gather and record information prior to the dispensing of a prescription and assist in ordering and stocking pharmaceutical preparations.

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