Spring 2015 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 17-May 20
Th        12:30PM-03:35PM LEC J.Gee                CRC MAIN WIN 104         15528 
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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, Jan 17-May 20
Th        09:00AM-11:20AM LEC J.Gee                CRC MAIN WIN 102         15911 
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T         10:00AM-11:20AM LAB J.Gee                CRC MAIN WIN 102           
This is a Pharmacy Technology Program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, the Acceptance after Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number.


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, Jan 17-May 20
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Gee                CRC MAIN WIN 102         15913 
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W         06:00PM-07:35PM LEC J.Gee                CRC MAIN WIN 102         15913 Textbook
W         07:45PM-09:05PM LAB J.Gee                CRC MAIN WIN 102           
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: 240 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 (Licensed Pharmacist 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 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Huynh              Off Campus Job Site      19476 
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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: 120 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 (Licensed Pharmacist 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 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, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Huynh              Off Campus Job Site      19477 
Textbook
This is a Pharmacy Technology Program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, the Acceptance after Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number.

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 4, 2015