35 2022–2023 CATALOG AND STUDENT HANDBOOK SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES ALL CONTENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY ADDENDUM Pharmacy Technician | CERTIFICATE Knowledge Credit Self-Directed Assessment Available CAREER OPPORTUNITIES • Retail Pharmacy • Clinical Pharmacy OBJECTIVE Graduates of this program understand the theory of pharmacy practice and are able to perform pharmacy tasks including receiving, interpreting, entering, and filling prescriptions. Graduates have been trained to use software programs to manage and process medications, and to understand medical terminology, medical law and ethics, patient confidentiality, and pharmacy math. They value honesty and integrity, feel compassion for patients, and are able to effectively communicate in a variety of situations. DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION COURSES B080 Reading and Writing Strategies 4 B087 Practical Math 4 Note: Illinois students take B095 Combined Basic and Intermediate Algebra instead of B087 Practical Math. GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES Lower Division Communication (Required course) 4 COM1002 Introduction to Communication+ Math / Natural Sciences (Required course) 4 PHA1500 Structure and Function of the Human Body+ CORE COURSES Lower Division E242 Career Development+ 2 HSA1050 Customer Service in Healthcare 1 HSC1531 Medical Terminology 4 HSC2641 Medical Law and Ethics 4 PTN1009 Foundations of Pharmacy Practice 4 PTN1146 Pharmacy Calculations 4 PTN1237 Pharmacology for Technicians 4 PTN1454 Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding 2 PTN2050 Pharmacy Technician Capstone 3 PTN2915 Pharmacy Virtual Practicum1 2 General Education Credits 8 Core Credits 30 Total Certificate Credits 38 + Self-directed assessment available; see page 178 for details. The Pharmacy Technician Certificate is not available in North Dakota, or at the Moorhead campus in Minnesota. ¹ Minnesota students must take PTN 2873 Pharmacy Retail Practicum (2 credits) instead of PTN 2915 Pharmacy Virtual Practicum. Registration as a Pharmacy Technician is required by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy in order to participate in your practicum experience. Registration must be completed by Week 1 or placement may be delayed. Rasmussen University will provide a one-time reimbursement to students for the registration fee. The Pharmacy Technician Certificate and Healthcare/Health Sciences Associate’s Degree – Pharmacy Technician Specialization meet or exceed the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in the states as displayed below. Not all states require licensure or certification for this profession. “Meets” means that the program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification or that there is no license or certification. “Does Not Meet” means that the programs do not meet the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification. “Undetermined” means that Rasmussen was unable to determine, after reasonable efforts, whether the programs meet the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification. • Meets: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, WI, WY • Does Not Meet: ND, OH, UT, VA, WA, WV • Undetermined: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands Each state determines its own requirements for licensure or certification as a pharmacy technician. In many states, the minimum educational requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent, but employers may value educational attainment beyond the high school level. Other eligibility requirements may apply, including experience working in a pharmacy and passing a board-approved licensure examination. Please check with the board of pharmacy or equivalent agency in your state for further details as requirements may change at any time. Developmental Education courses do not count toward total program credits and are not calculated in GPA. Students must demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in Developmental Education courses through a Rasmussen University entrance placement exam, approved exemption based on previously completed coursework, or by passing Developmental Education courses. In addition to meeting all other admissions requirements, applicants must successfully pass a background check through Rasmussen University’s chosen third-party vendor. An additional background check may also be required during active enrollment prior to practicum or clinical placement depending on site requirements. Any course with a practicum component at a hospital or clinical site may require the student to complete the full three-injection series of the Hepatitis B immunization and all other program-required immunizations prior to beginning the experience at the site. The Pharmacy Technician Certificate is a Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)-Recognized Education/Training program for technicians seeking to earn their PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential. Other requirements apply; graduation from this program does not guarantee qualification for the CPhT credential. This program is offered online in Illinois.