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17 Course Descriptions found.

PHT 50 ORIENTATION TO PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY3 Units
Orientation to the role and working environment of the pharmacy technician, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. An introduction to the legal responsibilities and technical activities of the pharmacy technician. Intended for students in the Pharmacy Technician Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisite: PHT 200L.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
PHT 51 BASIC PHARMACEUTICS3 Units
An introduction to the pharmacological principles as they are related to and support an understanding of rational drug usage. An understanding of the profound influence of drug laws, standards and regulations. Intended for students in the Pharmacy Technician Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
PHT 52A INPATIENT DISPENSING3 Units
A general study of the usual technician functions associated with an institutional drug distribution system. Practical experience in the manipulative and record-keeping functions of extemporaneous preparations in an inpatient pharmacy. Intended for students in the Pharmacy Technician Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
PHT 52B ASEPTIC TECHNIQUE & IV PREPARATION4 Units
Compounding of sterile products according to the appropriate technique. An introduction to the concepts of sterility and incompatibility. The use of applicable quality assurance processes and performance of work in accordance with the laws, regulations, and standards which govern the preparation of sterile products, with special emphasis on the preparation of parenteral chemotherapy with strict adherence to all precautionary standards. Intended for students in the Pharmacy Technician Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisite: PHT 52A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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PHT 53 AMBULATORY PHARMACY PRACTICE4 Units
A review of the skills needed to operate effectively in an ambulatory setting, with emphasis on receiving and controlling inventory, processing prescriptions using computerized prescription processing, and medical insurance billing. Customer relations. Intended for students in the Pharmacy Technician Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
PHT 54A DOSAGE CALCULATIONS A3 Units
An introduction to the use of pharmaceutical measuring systems with emphasis on the metric system and intersystem conversions. Intended for students in the Pharmacy Technician Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisite: MATH 220 or equivalent.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
PHT 54B DOSAGE CALCULATIONS B3 Units
Calculation of the correct oral and parenteral dosages of drugs using information from prescriptions or medications orders. Accurate determination of the correct amount of ingredients for the compounding of pharmaceutical products from a prescription or medications order. Intended for students in the Pharmacy Technician Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisite: PHT 54A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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PHT 55A PHARMACOLOGY A3 Units
Introduction to the general principals of pharmacology and pharmacokinetics with a focus on the anatomy, physiology and application of pharmacological principles pertaining to the peripheral and central nervous system. Drugs are discussed related to their mechanism of action, indications, adverse effects, contraindications, precautions and drug interactions. Intended for students in the Pharmacy Technician Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisite: BIOL 14 or equivalent.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
PHT 55B PHARMACOLOGY B3 Units
A study of the fundamentals of pharmacology with a focus on the anatomy, physiology and application of pharmacological principles related to various body systems and disorders; the cardiovascular system, respiratory system and gastrointestinal system. Drugs are discussed in relation to their mechanism of action, indications, adverse effects, contraindications, precautions and drug interactions. Intended for students in the Pharmacy Technician Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisite: PHT 55A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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PHT 55C PHARMACOLOGY C3 Units
A study of the fundamentals of pharmacology with a focus on the anatomy, physiology and application of pharmacological principles related to various body systems and disorders; the endocrine system, infectious diseases, cancer, the immune system and nutrition. Drugs are discussed in relation to their mechanism of action, indications, adverse effects, contraindications, precautions and drug interactions. Intended for students in the Pharmacy Technician Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisite: PHT 55B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
PHT 56A DISPENSING & COMPOUNDING A3 Units
General preparation of non-sterile solid and liquid pharmaceutical dosage forms for oral and topical use. Practical experience in the manipulative and record keeping functions associated with the compounding and dispensing of prescriptions for ambulatory patients. Study of dosage forms, advantages and disadvantages, uses, storage and packaging of pharmaceutical products. Intended for students in the Pharmacy Technician Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisite: PHT 50.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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PHT 56B DISPENSING & COMPOUNDING B3 Units
General preparation of topical, transdermal, rectal, ophthalmic, and otic pharmaceutical dosage forms. Practical experience in the manipulative and record keeping functions associated with the compounding and dispensing of prescriptions. Study of dosage forms, advantages and disadvantages, uses, storage and packaging of pharmaceutical products. Intended for students in the Pharmacy Technician Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisite: PHT 56A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
PHT 60 RETAIL CLINICAL5 Units
The practice of pharmacy technology skills in a retail environment developed in didactic and laboratory training. Activities will be evaluated by a preceptor at the site. Intended for students in the Pharmacy Technician Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
16 hours clinical experience. (192 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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PHT 61 HOME HEALTH CARE SUPPLIES3 Units
A study of diseases and conditions which require continual health maintenance by the patient with tests and devices used to identify, monitor and control them. It also includes an evaluation of alternative forms of health care and a study of the vitamins and minerals commonly used in pharmaceutical preparations. Students will interpret various test equipment results and have a working knowledge of OTC and prescribed single/multiple use test kits and equipment. Intended for students in the Pharmacy Technician Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisite: PHT 50.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
PHT 62 HOSPITAL CLINICAL5 Units
The practice of pharmacy technology skills in either inpatient or outpatient hospital environments developed in didactic and laboratory training. Activities will be evaluated by a preceptor. Intended for students in the Pharmacy Technician Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
16 hours clinical experience. (192 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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PHT 63 PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION EXAM (PTCE) REVIEW1 Unit
Intended for students in the Pharmacy Technician Program or for students who have completed an ASHP accredited Pharmacy Technician Program. Course provides application requirements for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) and Pharmacy Technician license in the State of California. Comprehensive review of pharmacy technician technical and didactic competencies to prepare students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). Also includes several mock practice Pharmacy Technician Certification Exams. Enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisites: PHT 60 and 62 or equivalent.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
PHT 200L PHARMACY TECHNICIAN AS A CAREER1 Unit
Introduction to the pharmaceutical sciences and the functions of a pharmacy technician in health care. Role of the pharmacy technician, areas of specialization in the field, technical standards, state registration requirements and employment opportunities.
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 25 & ESLL 249.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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