Real-World Pharmacy Technician Experience
Mission College's Pharmacy Technician Program is not only theory, it is real-world application. Participate in over 400 hours of instruction that includes class and lab instruction, tutoring, workshop sessions, and hands-on training in a pharmacy setting.
The comprehensive curriculum is taught by a staff of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Observe first-hand pharmacy practice in action.
Lab Activities include simulations of real-life settings and hands-on practice with the dispensing and compounding of drug products, pharmacy software,drug labeling, inventory, and aseptic technique in our state of the art pharmacy lab.
- Intro to Pharmacy Practice
- Pharmacy Communications/Customer Service
- Pharmacy Terminology & Abbreviations
- Pharmacy Law
- Pharmacy Calculations
- OTC & Healthcare Devices
- Managed Care
- Professional Development
- Prescription Computer Processing
- Institutional (Hospital) Pharmacy Practice
- Outpatient Pharmacy Practice
Clinical pharmacy externships allow you to gain clinical training in pharmacies by working with pharmacy personnel and applying theoretical knowledge.
- Kaiser Permanente
- El Camino Hospital
- Independent Pharmacies
- Learn more about externships.
Sample Pharm Tech Courses
Hands-on course work in Inpatient and Hospital Pharmacy PracticeThe role of a pharmacy technician is to assist the pharmacist in activities related to drug dispensing. Pharmacy technicians must understand how pharmacy operations in hospital and institutional settings function such as their use of aseptic techniques, preparation of parenterals, proper handling of hazardous agents, unit dose repacking, floor stock, and crash carts. Students will understand formulary drugs, common universal precautions to avoid contamination.
Hands-on course work with IV and Compounding Practice
For the purposes of this class, students will learn the actual hands-on tasks directly related to filling and compounding prescription medications. This is a hands on class that will teach you the fundamentals of compounding calculations, packaging & preparation. This is a hand on class and students will enjoy making various creations!