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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
Mon - Thur: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm
    Northwest Vista College
  Mar 20, 2018
Northwest Vista College Schedule/Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Pharmacy Technology ASHP Professional Level 1 Certificate

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The Pharmacy Technology program provides students with the technical knowledge and practical skills required of a technician in either community or hospital pharmacy settings.  This certificate program offers a comprehensive curriculum of didactic as well as hands-on training in prescription filling, inventory packaging, patient profiling, sterile products preparation, and pharmacy calculations.

Northwest Vista College is accredited for pharmacy technician training by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP).   All ASHP accredited programs have requirements of a student screening and selection process and an external learning experience (Internship/Practicum) of at least 120 hours.

In accordance with ASHP accreditation requirements, students must apply for entrance into the program.  Interested students may enroll in PHRA 1301- Introduction to Pharmacy and HITT 1305- Medical Terminology prior to submitting an application.   Completed applications must be submitted by October 15th and April 15th for entry in the subsequent semester.  Please contact the Pharmacy Technology Program Coordinator or for the application, student handbook, course descriptions, and admission requirements.


Related Awards: Pharmacy Technology A.A.S.  

Certificate Requirements (Total Credit Hours 31)


Program CIP: 51.0805

Major Code:  PTAP

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