Health Science Technology
Instructor: Crystal Tabor Martinez
Course Description: 8H731A/B MST Practicum Health Science - Pharmacy Technician - 2 credits GR: 12
Prerequisite: MST Principles of Health Science, Health Science Theory or Clinical Rotation.
What will be covered: Pharmacy Law, Ethics and Regulations, Sterile & Non-sterile compounding, Medication Safety, Pharmacy Quality Assurance, Medication Order Entry and Fill Process, Pharmacy Inventory Management, Pharmacy Billing & Reimbursement, Pharmacy Information Systems Usage and Application. Option of an Extended Practicum for Externships at a Pharmacy.
Qualifications to Enroll
Students are selected for admission based on a good attendance record, discipline record, prerequisites status, and grades.
Requirements for State Registration:
To work in a pharmacy as a pharmacy technician or pharmacy technician trainee, individuals must be registered with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP). After TSBP notifies an individual of registration, the individual may work in a pharmacy.
Estimated Program Costs vary:
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Sweater w/embroidery (optional) $35
HOSA Club Dues $40
Pharmacy Board Tech-In-Training with Fingerprinting $95
Programmatic and Institutional Accreditation Status
North Garland High School is a PTCB-Recognized Program. Requirements for Obtaining and Maintaining National Pharmacy Technician Certification include satisfying the following eligibility requirements:
- Completion of a PTCB recognized training certification program
- Full disclosure of all criminal and State Board of Pharmacy registration or licensure actions.
- Compliance with all applicable PTCB Certification policies.
- Passing score on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam® (PTCE®).
- *Candidates who are within 60 days of acquiring their high school diploma or equivalent will be eligible to apply for the PTCE. For more information, see Education Verification below.
- A candidate may be disqualified for PTCB Certification upon the disclosure or discovery of:
- Criminal conduct involving the candidate;
- State Board of Pharmacy registration or licensure action involving the candidate;
- Violation of a PTCB Certification policy, including but not limited to the Code of Conduct.
- PTCB reserves the right to investigate criminal background, verify candidate eligibility and deny certification to any individual.
Once certified, CPhTs must report any felony conviction, drug or pharmacy-related violations, or State Board of Pharmacy action taken against their license or registration at the occurrence and at the time of recertification, to PTCB for review. Disqualification determinations are made on a case-by-case basis.
Basic Health Professions Skills I and II: Dual Credit Nursing Skills Practicum
Instructor: Eva Macaluso, R.N., B.S.N.
Course Description: 8H405A/B Practicum of Health Science Dual Credit. 8H735A/B MST Practicum of Health Science Dual Credit
Prerequisites: Principles of Health Science, Clinical Theory or Clinical Rotation.
Enrollment Qualifications: Students are selected for admission based on pre-requisite completion, dual credit course eligibility, and good attendance, grade and discipline records.
Course Information: Completion of Basic Health Professions Skills I and II count towards the El Centro Allied Health HPRA I or HPRA II Awards, and make each student eligible to sit for EKG Technician Certification at the end of their Senior year. They also fulfill the requirements towards eligibility for a Patient Care Technician Certification through El Centro College. These 2 courses also meet pre-requisite requirements for the following El Centro Allied Health Degree Programs:
· Adult Cardiac Sonography
· Diagnostic Medical Sonography
· Respiratory Care
· Surgical Technologist
· Radiologic Sciences Associates Degree
· Medical Laboratory Technology
· Invasive Cardiovascular Technology
· Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Course Content: This course includes a study of the concepts that serve as a foundation for health profession courses, including client care and safety issues, basic client monitoring, and health documentation methods.
By the end of these courses, the student will be able to comply with national, state, and local regulatory agencies; respond to basic medical emergencies; perform client monitoring skills including vital signs, glucose monitoring and performing and interpreting 3, 5, and 12 lead EKG’s.
They will be able to utilize advanced clinical skills and implement therapeutic communication techniques, demonstrate head-to-toe systems based physical assessment, and apply critical thinking to problem solving.