PHM 180A : Pharmacy Technician Practicum

Transcript title

Pharm Tech Practicum



Grading mode

Pass/No Pass grades

Total contact hours


Other hours



PHM 130, PHM 140.

Course Description

Provides an unpaid learning experience which takes place on-site at a prearranged clinical facility and is supervised by a registered pharmacist. Passing grade will require completion of 130 hours of practice at a facility registered with the Central Oregon Community College Pharmacy Technician Program. P/NP grading.

Course learning outcomes

1. Accurately calculate dosages for patient medications and effectively use pharmacy tools.
2. Show problem-solving capabilities in the pharmacy environment, including handling medication, insurance, and logistical issues, along with a clear understanding of HIPAA, pharmacy law, and ethics.
3. Communicate clearly with patients, coworkers, and other health care professionals.
4. Perform community pharmacy tasks such as interpreting prescriptions, managing patient profiles, processing insurance claims, and verifying dosages.

Content outline

  1. Students will perform 130 hours working in pharmacies (retail and/or hospital) registered with the Pharmacy Technician program.
  2. Requires keeping a notebook to log experiences at the worksite and report in the seminar.
  3. Exam prep for national exam. 

Required materials

No materials required.

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