LCCC Offering Pharmacy Tech Training for Spring 2016  

published Monday, January 18, 2016

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering two specially-designed pharmacy technician courses—one for the retail and hospital setting and the other in an institutional or manufacturing setting. Both diploma programs have an additional cost for the text.

Learn basic skill knowledge of pharmacy terms, prescription reading, medical terminology, drug delivery systems, intravenous therapy and aseptic technician preparation, chemotherapy awareness, dose, calculations, dosage forms, pharmacy law and inventory control with the Pharmacy Technician I diploma course. Classes begin Feb. 16 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at LCCC’s Donley Center in Allentown. Cost is $945.

The key focus of the Pharmacy Technician II certificate is to familiarize students with intravenous compounding such as clean room protocol, aseptic technique, operational theory and regulatory compliance.   Students must have completed a Pharmacy Technician I course or have experience as a pharmacy technician. Class begins June 7 from 8-11:30 a.m. at LCCC Allentown. Cost is $591 and $413 for students enrolled in both Pharmacy Technician I and II classes.

In addition, for individuals with prior pharmacy technician experience or training and who want to increase their technical knowledge with a goal of taking the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification exam, a Pharmacy Technician Review and Calculations class is offered. Topics include calculations, test-taking tips and strategies, pharmacy law and practice, sterile and non-sterile compounding, medication safety, inventory management and quality assurance. Class begins Feb. 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at main campus in Schnecksville for a cost of $404; text is additional.

To register or for more information call 610-799-1197 or email ncregistrar@mymail.lccc.edu.