The Pharmacy Technician Technical Diploma is a two semester collaborative program between Lakeshore Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Students attend ITV classes sent from LTC to NWTC. Upon graduation, a student will have completed 36 credits.
10-501-101 Medical Terminology
10-501-102 Health Insurance & Reimburse
10-536-110 Pharmaceutical Calculations
10-536-113 Pharmacy Business Apps
10-536-120 Fundamentals of Reading Prescr
10-536-125 Pharmacy Drug Distribution
10-536-126 Pharmacy Parenteral Admixtures
10-536-138 Pharmacy Community Clinical
10-536-140 Pharmacy Hospital Clinical
10-536-141 Pharmacy Computer Lab
10-536-142 Pharmacy Community Clinical
10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-809-198 Intro to Psychology
Catalog numbers assigned to "elective" classes are for administrative use only. Consult with your program counselor regarding your elective selection.
Program start dates vary; check with your counselor for details.
Curriculum and program acceptance requirements are subject to change.
These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.
10-501-101 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY ...focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes, and root words. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.
10-501-102 HEALTH INSURANCE AND REIMBURSEMENT ...introduces the learner to federal, state, and private health insurance plans and managed care systems; and surveys the coding, submission and processing cycle of claims, as well as reimbursement methods used by payers. It provides application of information to ambulatory settings, pharmacies, hospitals, and long term care.
10-536-110 PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS ...prepares the learner to enlarge and reduce formulas and solve proportions, dilutions, allegations, and other calculations pertinent to the preparation of pharmaceuticals using metric, apothecary, avoirdupois, and household measuring systems. (Condition: 315361 Pharmacy Technician Admission Requirements Met)
10-536-113 PHARMACY BUSINESS APPLICATIONS ...prepares the learner to utilize pharmaceutical business terminology, procedures, customer service, record keeping, purchasing procedures, inventory control systems, pricing, merchandising, reference materials, ethics, roles, responsibilities, and relationships with patients and coworkers. (Condition: 315361 Pharmacy Technician program requirements met)
10-536-115 PHARMACY LAW ...introduces the learner to federal and state regulations that apply to pharmacy practice. (Condition: 315361Pharmacy Technician Admissions Requirements Met)
10-536-120 FUNDAMENTALS OF READING PRESCRIPTIONS ...prepares the learner to work in a community or hospital pharmacy by exploring the role of a pharmacy technician within the healthcare team; examining each step in the prescription filling process; and identifying the top 200 drugs by brand and generic name and therapeutic class. (Condition: 315361Pharmacy Technician Admissions Requirements Met)
10-536-122 PHARMACOLOGY ...appropriately in the pharmacy by learning how drugs work through examination of the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and drug therapy for each of the major systems. (Condition: 315361Pharmacy Technician Admissions Requirements Met)
10-536-125 PHARMACY DRUG DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS ...is an introductory study of the basic drug distribution systems used in community and institutional pharmacy, including automation technology, pharmacist and pharmacy technician roles, and dispensing considerations. (Condition: 315361 Pharmacy Technician Admissions Requirements Met)
10-536-126 PHARMACY PARENTERAL ADMIXTURES ...provides the learner with the skills to utilize aseptic technique in vertical and horizontal laminar flow hoods for preparation of solutions and medications to be administered intravenously, intramuscularly, subcutaneously, and intradermally to patients. (Prerequisite: 10-536-110, Pharmacy Calculations or 10-536-183, Calculations for Working Pharmacy Technicians and Condition: 315361 Pharmacy Technician Admissions Requirements Met)
10-536-138 PHARMACY COMMUNITY CLINICAL ...provides hands-on experience in a community pharmacy for 108 hours during quarter two. Areas of instruction include interpretation of prescriptions, entering prescriptions on computer, patient profiles, correctly filling and labeling prescriptions, billing patient and third parties, customer service, over-the-counter medications, purchasing, checking in deliveries, and inventory control, compounding and patient confidentiality. (Corequisites: 10-536-120, Fund of Reading Prescriptions; 10-536-112, Pharmacy Business Applications; 10-536-110, Pharmaceutical Calculations or 10-536-193, Calculations for Working PT and 10-501-102, Health Insurance & Reimbursement and Condition: 315361, Pharmacy Technician)
10-536-140 PHARMACY HOSPITAL CLINICAL ...provides the learner with the skills to prepare parenteral admixtures, fill medication carts and unit-dose drawers, control inventory, package medications, and maintain patient records in the hospital setting. (Prerequisites: 10-536-138, Pharmacy Community Clinical; 10-536-110, Pharmacy Calculations; Corequisites: 10-536-141, Hospital Clinical Lab; 10-536-126, Pharmacy Parenteral Admixtures; Condition: 315361, Pharmacy Technician Admissions Requirements Met)
10-536-141 PHARMACY COMPUTER LAB...expands the learner's ability to enter prescription orders and familiarizes learner with a variety of pharmacy software features, including updating pharmacy data bases, running reports, and billing. This course is offered in a self-paced format. (Prerequisite: 10-536-120, Fundamentals of Reading Prescriptions; Condition: 315361 Pharmacy Technician Admissions Requirements Met)
10-536-142 PHARMACY COMMUNITY CLINICAL-ADVANCED ...pharmacy services in areas of diabetes services, immunization programs, durable medical equipment, automated dispensing systems, patient education, and over-the-counter products, in addition to traditional community services. This course involves a hands-on component in a community pharmacy and a research component.
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Compass Reading=70 AND Compass Writing Skills=60 OR ACT- Reading =15 and ACT English=16 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=60 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.