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Contact Information:
Sheri Roumell
Program Director
(307) 268-3033
LH 103A
 

Casper College offers two options for students interested in assisting pharmacists in health care agencies and retail settings - the pharmacy technician certificate program and the associate of science in pharmacy technology degree program. Both of these are limited enrollment programs with admission requirements in addition to those required for all Casper College students. The pharmacy technician certificate program is an education offering designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as pharmacy technicians. The associate degree program is offered as an option for students who wish to pursue an academic program comprised of general education courses as well as pharmacy technician basics. The associate's degree also offers options to students who plan to use the degree as the foundation for further education. The program strives to balance technical training and class room instruction in order to impart the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the needs and goals established by the pharmacy profession.

  • Casper College is large enough to provide high level instruction yet small enough that the student receives individualized attention.

  • The Pharmacy Technology classes are offered on-line as well as in the traditional class room setting. On-line students are required to attend the lab portion of Pharmacy Operations on campus, four designated weekends during the semester.

  • Students have the opportunity to select practicum sites in Casper and in several locations around the state.

  • We offer diverse practicum experiences with sites in community pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, pharmacy departments within grocery and discount stores, compounding pharmacies and drug stores.

We are accepting applications to the Pharmacy Technology program at this time.
Click here to download Pharmacy Technology Student Guidebook.
Click here for a check list on what you need to do to apply.
Click here for an application form.

Please return your application packet to Saunders Health Science Building, room 202 or mail to:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 14, 2014.

Casper College
Pharmacy Technology Program
125 College Drive
Casper, WY 82601
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PHTK 1500 Introduction to Profession of Pharmacy (1L,1CR):
This course will serve to give a basic knowledge of the profession of pharmacy as it has been practiced in the past, is practiced in the present, and predicts how it may be in the future.

PHTK 1600 Introduction to Pharmacy Operations I (2L,4LB,4CR):
This course introduces the student to the actual working of a pharmacy. Students are introduced and allowed to train towards the performance of operational procedures in the retail pharmacy setting. May be used as CE for licensed technicians. Prerequisite: PHTK 1500. Concurrent enrollment in PHTK 1650 and 1710.

PHTK 1610 Introduction to Pharmacy Operations II (2L,4LB,4CR):
This course introduces the student to the actual working of a pharmacy. Students are introduced and allowed to train towards the performance of operational procedures in the institutional pharmacy setting. May be used as CE for licensed technicians. Prerequisite: PHTK 1600. Concurrent enrollment in PHTK 1630, 1720 and 2971.

PHTK 1630 Calculations for Compounding (1L,1CR):
Application of basic mathematics as it applies to compounding and dispensing prescriptions. Prerequisite: HLTK 1000 and PHTK 1600. Concurrent enrollment in PHTK 1610, 1720 and 2971, or permission of the instructor. May be used as CE for licensed technicians.

PHTK 1650 Pharmacy Law and Ethics (2L,2CR):
Provides federal and state laws for pharmacy and sets the ethical standards for pharmacy technicians. Prerequisite: PHTK 1500. Concurrent enrollment in PHTK 1600 and 1710, or permission of the instructor. Maybe used as CE for licensed technicians.

PHTK 1710 Pharmacology/Pharmaceutical Products I (3L,3CR):
This course provides an introductory study of therapeutic drug categories which will involve not only a consideration of commonly used drugs, but also basic principles of pharmacology and pharmaceutics. Prerequisite: Admission to the certificate or Associate of Science in pharmacy technology program or instructor permission. Successful completion of PHTK 1500 or concurrent enrollment in PHTK 1500, and concurrent enrollment in PHTK 1600 and 1650. May be used as CE for licensed technicians.

PHTK 1720 Pharmacology/Pharmaceutical Products II (3L,3CR):
The course provides an introductory study of therapeutic drug categories which will involve not only a consideration of commonly used drugs, but also basic principles of pharmacology and pharmaceutics. Prerequisite: PHTK 1710. Concurrent enrollment in PHTK 1610, 1630, and 2971, or permission of the instructor.

PHTK 2971 Introduction to Pharmacy Environment: Practicum I (2L,6LB,5CR):
Provides the study of the theory and the practical applications of procuring, manipulating and preparing drugs for dispensing in actual pharmacy environments or college laboratory. Prerequisite: PHTK 1500, 1600, 1650, 1710, CMAP 1615, and BOTK 1655. Concurrent enrollment in PHTK 1610, 1630, 1720, or permission of the instructor.

PHTK 2972 Retail Pharmacy Tech: Practicum II (2L,10LB,7CR):
Provides practical application and integration of pharmacy skills in an actual retail pharmacy environment (on-the-job training). Prerequisite: PHTK 1600, 1610, 1630, 1720, 2971

PHTK 2973 Pharmacy Tech: Practicum III (2L,12LB,8CR):
Provides practical application of pharmacy skills in acute care hospitals, ambulatory care, and long-term care in skilled facilities. Prerequisite: PHTK 1600, 1610, 1630, 1720, and 2971.

What is a Pharmacy Technician?
Pharmacy technicians assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing health care and medications to patients. Packaging and distribution of medications are stressed throughout the program.

Where do Pharmacy Technicians work?
Pharmacy technicians are employed in hospital pharmacies, community pharmacies, drug stores, pharmacy departments within grocery and discount stores, long-term care facilities, home healthcare agencies, and in mail-order prescription pharmacies.

How do I obtain an admission guide?
Call Teresa at 307-268-2235 and she will send you the admission guide.

What are the prerequisites for the Pharmacy Technician program?

  • ENGL 1010 English Composition I
  • CHEM 1005/1006 Basic Chemistry I and Lab
  • ZOO 2040/2041 Human Anatomy and Lab or
  • ZOO 2110 Human Physiology or
    BIOL 1000 for the certificate program
  • HLTK 1200 Medical Terminology
  • MATH 0930 is required for the certificate program and is recommended for entrance into the degree program.
    It is a prerequisite for MATH 1400 which is a requirement for the degree program.

What do I need to do to apply?

  • Apply to Casper College as a degree seeking student.
  • Have taken or be enrolled in the courses listed above.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.3 or better.
  • Must have a current CPR card for Healthcare Providers or enroll in a class in the first semester of the program.
  • Complete and return the Pharmacy Technology applicationĀ for admission.
  • Contact Sheri Roumell, Pharmacy Technology Program Director.
Contact: Sheri Roumell
Program Director
307-268-3033
LH 103A

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