This program will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes pharmacy terminology, pharmacy calculations, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining generic & brand names drugs. Additionally, this program includes a Medical Administration course covering key topics such as medical ethics and law, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, and medical records management.
This comprehensive course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes pharmacy medical terminology, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining generic and brand names drugs and much, much more. This program also prepares learners to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the healthcare industry. The content offers learners a well-rounded introduction to medical administration that delivers the skills students require to obtain an administrative medical assistant position or advance within their current healthcare career.
After completing this program, learners will be able to:
- Define the difference between retail and hospital pharmacy settings
- Demonstrate ethical conduct in all duties performed
- Explain the laws that govern pharmacy, whether federal or state mandated
- Interpret physician orders and prescriptions
- Prepare and explain the administration of medications
- Define medical and pharmaceutical terms and common abbreviations
- Explain the pharmacology of medications in relation to the anatomy affected
- Perform pharmaceutical calculations
- Communicate effectively with patients and medical professionals
- Recognize the importance of confidentiality of all patient information
- Process insurance billing and/or collect payments
- Control inventory
- Discuss important milestones and leaders in the history of pharmacy practice
- Identify the requirements, behaviors, characteristics, and career options for the pharmacy technician
- Describe how advances in technology and research impacts pharmacy practice
- Describe the commonly used drug reference resources including the major reason for use and the organization
- Describe the drugs in the current Top 200 Drug List including brand and generic name, drug classification, and uses
- Function effectively in administrative and clerical positions in the medical office
- Describe the roles of a professional medical administrative assistant
- Manage health information and records according to privacy policies
- Complete basic billing and coding to process insurance forms
- Manage practice finances
- Assist in handling medical emergencies
- Describe techniques for academic and career development
- Describe the healthcare environment
There is a National Certification exam available to students who successfully complete this program:
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national technician certification exam
National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam
Note: Inclusion of National Certification exam vouchers vary from school and payment / finance method. To check if they are included, you may message any of our advisors through any of our available channels here.
+ Are these courses associated with an accredited school?
These courses are offered by Texas A&M University Texarkana, in partnership with Job Training Courses (JTC). Texas A&M University-Texarkana is a regionally accredited institution and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
+ Are there available financial aids (FAFSA, Pell Grant, etc)?
We currently do not have support for federal or state grants. However, we offer zero interest payment plans for up to 12 months. Students can take advantage of these payment plans without worrying about credit check.
+ Can I verify if this is legitimate?
Yes. You may contact Texas A&M University - Texarkana directly. Please see the contact information below:
+ I'm located at a different state. Can I take this program?
Yes. These programs are designed to be portable and accessible wherever you are in the country. Please note however that it is important for you to check state requirements to ensure that the program will be accepted in the state you will be employed in.
+ I'm located outside of the US. Can I take this program?
Yes. These programs are designed to be portable and accessible wherever you are. However, please note that certain programs are only designed to be taken for employment within the United States. An example of this are the Healthcare programs.
+ If I cannot complete the program within the prescribed duration, what are my options?
We offer program extensions for a certain period at no extra cost. Please message us here to speak with one of our advisors.
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