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PHAR 048: INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY

Units: 2
Class Hours: 32 lecture          
Prerequisite:  None
 
Introduction to the SAC pharmacy technician program. Definition of the roles and preview of the opportunities open to pharmacy technicians in various practice settings.  Presentation of pharmaceutical dosage forms, drug development processes, and drug classification systems.  Introduction to prescription labeling and to the law and ethics of pharmacy practice.      Advisory reading level: 4
  

PHAR 051: BODY SYSTEMS I

Units: 3.5  
Class Hours: 56 lecture
Prerequisite: None
 
Anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology of the musculoskeletal, respiratory, genitourinary, and cardiovascular systems. Basic terminology, with emphasis on word analysis and construction, medical abbreviations, and lay terms.  Advisory reading level: 4
 
Note:  Students may take either Body Systems I or Body Systems II first.  Body System I is offered during the Spring semester (and sometimes during the Summer.)  Both Body Systems classes are required for the certificate and degree programs.
  

PHAR 052: BODY SYSTEMS II

Units: 3.5 
Class Hours: 56 lecture
Prerequisite: None
 
Anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology of the integumentary, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems. Basic terminology, with emphasis on word analysis and construction, medical abbreviations, and lay terms.  Advisory reading level: 4
 
Note:  Students may take either Body Systems I or Body Systems II first.  Body Systems II is offered during the Fall semester.  Both Body Systems classes are required for the certificate and degree programs.
 
 

PHAR 054: PHARMACY CALCULATIONS

Units: 2
Class Hours: 32 lecture
Prerequisite: None
 
Calculations related to drug dosage, measurements of strength, and preparation of medications.  Includes the interconversion of units in the metric and common systems of measurement.  Emphasis on unit-cancellation for solving pharmacy situation problems. Strong verbal component.   Advisory reading level: 4.
 
 

PHAR 056: PHARMACY OPERATIONS

Units: 4.5 
Class Hours: 48 lecture, 80 lab
Prerequisites: Completion of PHAR 048, 054, and 051 or 052 with grades of C or better; typing proficiency
 
Technical aspects of drug distribution for outpatient pharmacy settings. Hands-on training in customer service, inventory control, compounding, prescription processing, and medication repackaging (manual and automated). Includes electronic and manual record-keeping, pharmacy law, and CQI.   Advisory reading level: 4.
 
Note:  PHAR 056 is offered as a M / W evening class during the Fall semester and a  M / W daytime class during the Spring semester.
 
 

PHAR 057: INPATIENT PHARMACY SERVICES

Units: 1.5
Class Hours: 18 lecture, 30 lab
Prerequisites: Completion of PHAR 048, 054, and 051 or 052 with grades of C or better; typing proficiency
 
Technical aspects of drug distribution for the inpatient (hospital) pharmacy setting. Hands-on training in medication order processing, pharmacy patient profile maintenance, medication preparation, and inpatient drug distribution using manual and automated systems.  Includes electronic and manual record-keeping, pharmacy law, and CQI.   Advisory reading level: 4.
 
Note:  PHAR 057 is offered as a Tu/Th  daytime class for 6 weeks during the Spring semester and as a M / W evening class for 6 weeks during Summer session.
 
Units: 4.5
Class Hours:  48 lecture, 80 lab
Prerequisites: Completion of PHAR 048, 054, and 051 or 052 with grades of C or better; typing proficiency
 
Applications of aseptic techniques and laminar flow theory in the preparation of sterile products in compliance with USP 797 (federal regulations).  Emphasis on parenteral calculations, sterile dosage forms, and  quality assurance procedures.  Includes the pharmacology of antimicrobial and antineoplastic drugs.     Advisory reading level: 4.
 
Note:  PHAR 060 is offered as a M / W daytime class during the Fall semester and as a M / W  evening class during the Spring semester
 
 

PHAR 061: PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY SKILLS LAB (L-Series Skill Lab Courses)

Units: 0.5
Class Hours: arranged
Prerequisite:  Concurrent enrollment in PHAR 056, 057, 060, 072, or 084
 
Supervised use of the Pharmacy Technology lab to assist the student in developing competency in the skills required to successfully complete the Pharmacy Operations, Inpatient Pharmacy Services, Sterile Products, Pharmacy Technology Externship, and/or Sterile Products Review courses.  Lab hours verified by sign-in.   Open entry/open exit.  Class hours arranged.  Grade: CR/NC only.  0.5 unit is required for the Advanced Certificate.
(Credit awarded for at least 24hours of participation.)
 
 

 

PHAR 072: PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY EXTERNSHIP

Units: Variable (0.5-4 per semester)
Class hours: 40 hours per 0.5 units
Prerequisite:  Completion of PHAR 056 and PHAR 057 and/or PHAR 060 with grades of C or better; current TB clearance; Speech Comm 097 or 101 or 102.
 
On-site training in three pharmacy practice settings.  Students must complete the related lab course prior to placement in a specific rotation: 
            PHAR 056 prior to the 80 hour outpatient rotation
            PHAR 057 prior to the 120 hour inpatient rotation
            PHAR 060 prior to the 120 hour sterile products rotation
 
Students must pass the top 200 trade-generic test prior to placement. Some sites require additional screening. Completion of all three rotations (320 hours = 4 units) required for the advanced certificate. A student receiving a NCR grade (no passing grade) will need to repeat the rotation hours.
Grade: CR/NCR only. Advisory reading level: 4.
 
Note:  Most inpatient and sterile products externship sites require that students have daytime, weekday hours available.
 
 

PHAR 080: PHARMACY CALCULATIONS REVIEW

Units: 2
Class Hours: 32 lecture
Prerequisite: None
 
Calculations related to drug dosage, measurements of strength, and preparation of medications.  Includes the inter-conversion of units in the metric and common systems of measurement.  Emphasis on unit-cancellation for solving pharmacy situation problems. Strong verbal component. Advisory reading level: 4. 
This is not a required class.
 
 

PHAR 084: STERILE PRODUCTS UPDATE

Units: 4.5
Class Hours:  48 lecture, 80 lab
Prerequisite: Completion of PHAR 060 with grade of C or better
 
Applications of aseptic techniques and laminar flow theory in the preparation of sterile products.  Emphasis on parenteral calculations, sterile dosage forms, and  quality assurance procedures.  Includes the pharmacology of antimicrobial and antineoplastic drugs.  Advisory reading level: 4.   This is not a required class.
 
 

PHAR N98: TOPICS

Units: 0.5-8
Class hours: variable
 
Individual descriptions will be provided for each course developed. Not applicable to associate degree. Prerequisite: Varies according to topic.
This is not a required class.
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