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Pharmacy Technician Certificate (PHM)

 

OVERVIEW-                                    

The Pharmacy Technician (PHM) Certificate Program is an earn while you learn academic-industry partnership program between the University of Providence (UP) and Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH). This accelerated 4-month program prepares students to deliver patient-centered care using safe, accountable, and ethical behaviors and skills within the Pharmacy Technician Scope of Practice.

 

Program Information Packet

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

  • Six 8-week courses over 16 weeks
  • One semester typically lasts 4 months
  • Each 16-week semester is divided into two 8-week blocks
  • The program is taught by experienced licensed Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians  who, in addition to teaching, work in roles in pharmacies, allowing each to bring a real-world perspective to the courses
  • Cohort model, all courses must be taken in order
  • Cohort start date: August and January of each year
  • Expected class size: 10 students

LAB LOCATIONS

  • Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, MT
  • Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, WA
  • Swedish Medical Center-Ballard Campus in Seattle, WA

KEY DATES

  • Registration: July 30, 2020
  • Orientation: Online only’
  • Classes begin August 31, 2020

Weekend Labs: (Sat/Sun) 8am-5pm (1-hour lunch break)

  • Sept 12-13
  • Sept 26-27
  • Oct 10-11
  • Oct 24-25

PROGRAM COST

  • Total cost for PSJH caregivers and their dependents: $283/credit, 20 credits, $5660

ADDITIONAL COSTS

  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam fee: $129
  • Fees for lab materials: $400
  • Scrubs – 2 sets: $80 (if applicable)
  • Textbooks: $185
  • Pharmacy Assistant/Tech-in-Training License: $35

EMPLOYMENT FORECAST:

Students may be offered employment as a Pharmacy Technician within the PSJH system upon completing the program and passing the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam. Students in Washington must be hired as a Pharmacy Assistant prior to enrollment.  Students in Montana must obtain tech in training license prior to entering the clinical internship.

APPLICATION INFORMATION