The Diploma Program is designed to provide the background which enables students to work as Pharmacy Technician. The Pharmacy Technician program at Burnett International College is designed to help students obtain competencies and understanding that will allow them to be successful in entry-level pharmacy technician positions in hospitals, nursing care facilities, private and public drug stores, drug manufacturing facilities, and wholesale drug houses. Students are taught how to identify and understand drug nomenclature, dosage forms, routes of administration, and abbreviations used in pharmacy. Additionally, students are taught how to identify medications by their trade and generic names, as well as understanding basic pharmacology. Graduates of the degree program will be well equipped with the necessary critical thinking, knowledge and communication skills to enter into the health care industry and succeed in this field.
This program offers a sequence of courses that include, but are not limited to, medical terminology, pharmaceutical compounding, sterile techniques, IV preparation, preparing purchase orders, receiving and checking supplies purchased, printing labels, typing prescription labels, delivering medications, control records, data processing, computer application, human relation skills and health and safety.
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