Pharmacy Technician

CPTR 1000 Introduction To Computers
An introductory study of computer system components, operating system environments.  Internet concepts, and security issues. Includes a hands-on study emphasizing computer hardware and various operating systems features.
PREREQUISITES: None
Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 45

HPHM 1200 Pharmacy Technician Fundamentals
This course introduces the student to the role of the Pharmacy Technician and provides an overview of pharmacy practice and the opportunities available to Certified Pharmacy Technicians.
PREREQUISITES: acceptance into Pharmacy Technician program. 

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

HPHM 1300 Pharmacy Laws and Ethics
This course familiarizes the student with federal and state laws as well as ethical issues relative to the pharmacy technician.
PREREQUISITES: acceptance into Pharmacy Technician program.

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

HPHM 1400 Pharmacy Math and Dosage Calculations
This course is a review of basic mathematics as well as use of systems of measurements, dosage calculations, concentrations and dilutions involving pharmaceutical calculations. It involves the application of formulas, calculations of fractional dosages, and methods of calculating dosages from all drug forms.
PREREQUISITES: Acceptance into Pharmacy Technician program.

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 30

HPHM 1503 Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians 1
This course emphasizes drug therapy, defines major drug classifications, drug nomenclature and drug dosage forms. The course is designed to provide the Pharmacy Technician candidate with a foundation in drug related information and for actual preparation to dispense medications. This course includes 100 hours of lab/clinical practice in the retail and/or hospital pharmacy under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. 
PREREQUISITES: Acceptance into Pharmacy Technician program and approval of La. Board of Pharmacy. Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of HPHM 1200, HPHM 1300, and HPHM 1400 is also required. A Pharmacy Technician candidate shall possess a Pharmacy Technician Candidate Registration prior to earning any practical experience at a pharmacy approved by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 5 Clock Hours 175

HPHM 1513 Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians 2
The course is designed to provide the Pharmacy Technician candidate with a foundation in drug related information and pharmacokinetics as they apply to the clinical setting. The course also describes therapeutic and adverse effects of routes of drug administration. This course includes 100 hours of lab/clinical practice in the retail and/or hospital pharmacy under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.
PREREQUISITES: Acceptance into Pharmacy Technician program and approval of La. Board of Pharmacy. Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of HPHM 1200, HPHM 1300, HPHM 1400, and HPHM 1503 is also required. A Pharmacy Technician candidate shall possess a Pharmacy Technician Candidate Registration prior to earning any practical experience at a pharmacy approved by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 5 Clock Hours 175

HPHM 2000 Professionalism for Pharmacy Technicians
This course provides the Pharmacy Technician clinical student the opportunity to work in pharmacy setting under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Emphasis is placed on effective communication, understanding pharmacy operations, and dispensing of medications. The student will be assigned to retail and/or hospital pharmacies for 180 hours.
PREREQUISITES: CPTR 1000, ORNT 1000, HPHM 1200, HPHM 1300, HPHM 1400, HPHM 1503, and HPHM 1513. A Pharmacy Technician candidate shall possess a Pharmacy Technician Candidate Registration prior to earning any practical experience at a pharmacy approved by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 4 Total Credit Hours 4 Clock Hours 360

HPHM 2012 Pharmacy Clinical Externship 1
This course provides the Pharmacy Technician clinical student the opportunity to work in pharmacy setting under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Emphasis is placed on effective communication, understanding pharmacy operations, and dispensing of medications. The student will be assigned to retail and/or hospital pharmacies for 180 hours.
PREREQUISITES: CPTR 1000, ORNT 1000, HPHM 1200, HPHM 1300, HPHM 1400, HPHM 1503, and HPHM 1513. Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of HPHM 2000 is also required. A Pharmacy Technician candidate shall possess a Pharmacy Technician Candidate Registration prior to earning any practical experience at a pharmacy approved by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy. 

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 180

HPHM 2022 Pharmacy Clinical Externship 2
This course provides the Pharmacy Technician clinical student the continued opportunity to work in pharmacy settings under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. The student will be assigned to retail and/or hospital pharmacies for approximately 225 hours. This course is a continuation of HPHM 2012.
PREREQUISITES: CPTR 1000, ORNT 1000, HPHM 1200, HPHM 1300, HPHM 1400, HPHM 1503, and HPHM 1513. Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of HPHM 2000 and HPHM 2012 is also required. A Pharmacy Technician candidate shall possess a Pharmacy Technician Candidate Registration prior to earning any practical experience at a pharmacy approved by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.
Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 5 Total Credits 5 Clock Hours 225