Fall 2013 Class Schedule (CRC)



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PHARM 300    Introduction to Pharmacy Practice    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the concepts of direct pharmaceutical patient care and the technician's role in its delivery. Current direct patient care delivery system and medication distribution systems are emphasized. Topics include dosage calculations, the influence that medication laws, standards and regulations have on practice, and quality assurance in the pharmaceutical setting.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
Th        12:30PM-03:35PM LEC J.Gee                CRC MAIN WIN 104         14569 
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PHARM 315    Pharmaceutical Calculations    3 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 100 and PHARM 300 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: PHARM 320
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course presents the mathematical concepts and practical experience required for students to pass the math portion of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Through lecture demonstrations and practice problem sets, students will learn the skills essential for calculating and preparing pharmaceutical dosages in both community and institutional pharmacy settings.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
M         09:00AM-11:35AM LEC J.Gee                CRC MAIN WIN 102         15067 
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W         09:00AM-10:20AM LAB J.Gee                CRC MAIN WIN 102           


PHARM 320    Pharmacology of Therapeutic Agents    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 100 and PHARM 300 with grades of "C" or better; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
Corequisite: PHARM 315
Advisory: LIBR 318
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 81 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course studies the anatomy and physiology of the various human body systems. Students will learn the use and side effects of prescription medications, nonprescription medications, and alternative therapies commonly used to treat diseases affecting the nervous, musculoskeletal, immune, dermatological, hematologic cardiovascular, respiratory, reproductive, gastrointestinal, renal system as well as the eye, ear, nose and throat. This course covers brand and generic names of the therapeutic agents studied, standard pronunciation, dosage forms, routes of administration, medical abbreviation and the role of the Food and Drug Administration in herbal and dietary supplements. The laboratory activities are designed to provide hands-on experiences in pharmacy calculation and compounding medications related to the various body systems.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
T         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Gee                CRC MAIN WIN 102         15065 
Textbook
Th        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Gee                CRC MAIN WIN 102         15065 Textbook
Th        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB J.Gee                CRC MAIN WIN 102           


PHARM 400    Pharmacy Technician Profession    1 Unit

Prerequisite: PHARM 315 and 320 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course prepares the student for employment as a pharmacy technician. Students learn the scope of practice of a pharmacy technician. Students will also learn professional ethics, attitudes, values, and beliefs of successful pharmacy technicians. Emphasis is placed on projecting an image appropriate to the profession and effective interpersonal relationships with other health care professionals and the appreciation for certification and active involvement in local, state, and national technician organizations.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
F         09:00AM-09:50AM LEC J.Gee                CRC MAIN WIN 102         19006 
Textbook
This is a Pharmacy Technology Program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, the Acceptance after Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number.


PHARM 410    Acute Care Practicum    4 Units

Prerequisite: PHARM 350, 380, and 400 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 216 hours LAB
Description: This course develops practical skills in the didactic and practicum phases of pharmacy technician training in the acute and home care environment. Acute care includes hospital and/or long-term care facilities. Home care includes exposure to infusion therapy. The clinical experience is performed under professional supervision. A preceptor (PharmD or Certified Pharmacy Technician) evaluates the studentās performance at the site. Students will directly interact with clients and other health care professionals. Students must have a TB clearance and any other immunization required by the clinical facility. Students must have an established Agency Agreement on file with the faculty with a sponsoring site prior to the beginning of the first day of class. Contact the Careers and Technology Main Office for information about the Agency Agreement.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Gee                CRC MAIN Online          19007 
Textbook
Online class.
Log in to the eLearning web site at www.crc.losrios.edu/de
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account
This is a Pharmacy Technology Program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, the Acceptance after Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number.


PHARM 420    Retail Practicum    2 Units

Prerequisite: PHARM 350, 360, and 400 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 135 hours LAB
Description: This course develops the practical skills for pharmacy technicians in a community/retail environment. The clinical experience is performed under professional supervision. A preceptor (PharmD or Certified Pharm Tech) evaluates the studentās performance at the site. Students will directly interact with clients and other health care professionals. Students must have a TB clearance and any other immunization required by the clinical facility. Students must have an established Agency Agreement with a sponsoring site on file with the faculty prior to the beginning of the first day of class. Contact the Careers and Technology Main Office for information about the Agency Agreement.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Gee                CRC MAIN Online          19008 
Textbook
Online class.
Log in to the eLearning web site at www.crc.losrios.edu/de
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account
This is a Pharmacy Technology Program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, the Acceptance after Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number.

Fall 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: December 13, 2013