Spring 2012 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, Jan 14-May 16
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Gee                CRC MAIN T 115           15345 
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PHARM 320    Therapeutic Agents II    4 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 100 and PHARM 300 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: LIBR 318
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 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 cardiovascular, respiratory, reproductive, gastrointestinal, renal system as well as the eye, ear, nose and throat. This course covers brand and generic names of the therapuetic 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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Gee                CRC MAIN P 132           15526 
Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB J.Gee                CRC MAIN P 132             


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, Jan 14-May 16
F         08:30AM-09:20AM LEC J.Gee                CRC MAIN P 132           19769 
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 400 with a grade 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 student's 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, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Gee                 TBA TBA                 19770 
Textbook
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    4 Units

Prerequisite: PHARM 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 216 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 student's 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 prior on file with the faculty 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, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Gee                 TBA TBA                 19771 
Textbook
This is a Pharmacy Technology Program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, the Acceptance after Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number.

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: March 16, 2012