advanced pharmacy technician

 

NEW ADVANCED PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Take your Pharmacy Technician Career to the Next Level in just 6 Months

 

Westside Extension and West Los Angeles College are pleased to introduce our Advanced Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program. Our Advanced Program is designed for those who have completed West's basic Pharmacy Technician program or are already certified or registered Pharmacy Technicians. 

 

Our Advanced Program prepares Pharmacy Technicians to work in all pharmacy settings, including acute care hospitals and assisted living, home care, and long-term care facilities. Pharmacy Techs with such a background typically earn 30-40% more per hour than those without the training and have greater job opportunities and chances at advancement. If you are not yet a certified or registered Pharmacy Technician but are interested in becoming one, then check out our comprehensive 7-month Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program.

 

Our Advanced Pharmacy Technician Program can be completed in about 6 months. It is comprised of 3 courses – two lecture/lab and one 120-hour externship – and totals more than 295 hours of instruction. The Inpatient Pharmacy Services class and externship provide hands-on training in an inpatient (hospital) pharmacy setting, covering pharmacy patient profile maintenance and medication preparation, order processing and distribution using manual and automated systems. The Sterile Products class and externship provide hands-on training in the preparation of sterile products, covering aseptic techniques, parenteral calculations, sterile dosage forms and quality assurance procedures. Our Advanced Program curriculum meets the requirements of the Association of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

 

To get started, complete our Advanced Pharmacy Tech questionnaire at the bottom of this screen. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 pm, join us for a free live advanced orientation where you'll meet the instructors and see the Pharmacy Tech lab. Get answers to all your questions about the benefits of our advanced certificate program, the industry, career paths, payment plans and how to enroll. Jump start your Pharmacy Tech career today!

 

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Who may take this program?


To participate in the advanced program, you must be a certified or registered (California) Pharmacy Technician. If you are not yet a certified or registered Pharmacy Technician but are interested in becoming one, then check out our comprehensive Basic Pharmacy Technician Certificate program.

 

To register for the Advanced Program, you must pay either the entire program fee or pay as you go in two installments. Only students who have registered for the program and paid their class fees may attend class. No exceptions! Registration is handled through the Westside Extension office.

 

Immunizations, CPR certification, scrubs, books and other materials will be required for this program and will be discussed in the orientation. It is highly recommended that you have college level course work in Math 115 and English 28 with a grade of "C" or better OR completion of the college assessment examination offered in the Student Assessment Center in the Student Services Bldg.

 

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 Advanced Pharmacy Technician Program Features

 

  • 3 required courses for the Advanced certificate
  • Can be completed in about 6 months.
  • The next training program begins March 4, 2013 and ends mid August.  (Our Advanced Pharmacy Tech Programs generally start every six months, in March and September.)
  • Classes conveniently scheduled on Monday and Wednesday nights and Fridays.  Attend school while you work. See below for the list of classes.
  • 120-hour Externship at a hospital.
  • AFFORDABLE!  Program cost is $2,300, plus books, materials and other required fees. Or pay as you go in two installments (total $2,500).  Fees are due before first class.  Refund requests only honored if made five days prior to first class. Compare our program to less comprehensive programs costing thousands more!
  • On Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 pm, join us for a free live advanced orientation where you'll meet the instructors and see the Pharmacy Tech lab. Get answers to all your questions about the benefits of our advanced certificate program, the industry, career paths, payment plans and how to enroll.

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 Advanced Pharmacy Technician - Basic Certificate - 6 Months

 

The Advanced Pharmacy Technician Basic Certificate Program prepares you to work in acute care hospitals and assisted living, home care, and long-term care facilities.  

 

Advanced Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program--3 Classes

  • Inpatient Pharmacy Services
  • Sterile Products
  • Inpatient Pharmacy Services & Sterile Products Externship
  • Classes held Mondays and Wednesdays 6:45-10 pm & Fridays from 9am-4:05 or 4:50 pm.
    Program starts March 4, 2013 and ends mid August.  (The following program will likely start in Sept. 2013)
 
 

Program Costs

 

Our comprehensive program costs $2,300, plus the additional costs listed below.  Or you can pay as you go in two installments, totalling $2,500, plus the additional costs listed below.  Compare our cost to less comprehensive programs that cost many thousands more!  Financial Aid is not available for this program.  Contact the Westside Extension office at (310) 287-4475 for more information.

 

Additional costs for the program are:

  • A basic function calculator (approximately $20)
  • 2-3 sets of Scrubs (approximately $27-$52 per set) from ProWear Plus
  • Textbooks (approximately $190-$265)
  • Immunizations (fees vary)
  • CPR certification

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About You

Tell us about you: Answer the questions on this questionnaire and we'll get in touch with you.

 

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