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2 Pharmacy Technicians Pre-pharmacy Students Healthcare Background New Career Recent high school graduates Stay-at-home parents WHO ARE THESE MODULES DESIGNED FOR?

3 DUTIES OF A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN Assist the pharmacist Enter patient information and data Dispense medication Compound specialty orders Prepare intravenous medication Patient care

4 Community Pharmacy Technician: 60 hours Filling prescriptions Processing patient data and information Providing excellent customer service Answering phones Helping patients find over – the – counter medications COMMUNITY PHARMACY TECHNICIAN MODULE

5 National Certification Exam Preparation: 40 hours Federal and state laws Code of ethics Brand and generic drug names and classifications Anatomy and physiology Pharmacology for technicians Prescription filling processes Knowledge of over-the-counter medications NATIONAL CERTIFICATION EXAM PREP MODULE

6 QualificationRequired by State Registration/LicenseNo TrainingNo CertificationNo Continuing EducationNo MICHIGAN BOARD OF PHARMACY STATE LAWS

7 Certification is NOT mandatory in Michigan, but it is very important to be certified for employment. Please Note: Certification CAN become mandatory at any time without notice! Two national certification exams: ExCPT exam—offered by the National Healthcareer Association $105—renewal every 2 years PTCB exam—offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board $129—renewal every 2 years Renewal consists of doing Continuing Education Credits or CE’s Each certification requires 20 CE’s every 2 years CERTIFICATION

8 There is no license or registration that is issued by the State of Michigan to pharmacy technicians because it is not a regulated profession. To obtain certification as a pharmacy technician, individuals must contact the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) at or (800) 363-8012. The Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) does not certify pharmacy technicians but can serve as a resource for educational/certification study materials for individuals who are interested in a career as a pharmacy technician. The MPA can be contacted at or (517) 484-1466. LICENSING

9 MICHIGAN BOARD OF PHARMACY 611 W Ottawa, First Floor PO Box 30670 Lansing, MI 48909-8170 Phone: 517/335-0918 Fax: 517/373-2179 Web site: E-mail:

10 SALARY INFORMATION Quick Facts: Pharmacy Technicians 2010 Median Pay $28,400 per year $13.92 per hour Entry-Level EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent Work Experience in a Related Occupation None On-the-job TrainingModerate-term on-the-job training Number of Jobs, 2010334,400 Job Outlook, through 201818% (much faster than average) According to Economic Modeling Specialist (EMSI)

11 The number of job openings is expected to exceed the number of job seekers. What does this mean……? JOB OUTLOOK

12 WHERE CAN YOU WORK? Retail, community, specialty, mail-order, nuclear pharmacies Pharmaceutical companies Insurance companies Home health care Infusion centers Hospitals Legal firms State board inspectors Certification panel appointments Instructing (2 years experience to teach with MK Education)

13 LEVELS OF A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN Pharmacy Technician Level 1: An individual with no pharmacy experience, education, training, certification; works at the cash register or in stock room Pharmacy Technician Levels 2 & 3: An individual with education or training in pharmacy technician education, certified; works in dispensing medications, patient processing Pharmacy Technician Manager/Supervisor: An individual with at least 5 years of pharmacy experience; is educated and trained for entry and advanced level processes, certified, proficiency in many skills.

14 We provide assistance with… Resume writing Career planning Interviewing skills Building a portfolio Course work Studying STUDENT RELATIONS, MK EDUCATION

15 TUITION BREAKDOWN TuitionModule $800Community Practice Pharmacy Technician $700National Pharmacy Tech Certification Exam Prep Additional Modules are under consideration

16 IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT REGISTERING…. Tuition includes all books, materials and lab fees Credit Card, Check, Cash, or Money Order Career Training Scholarships through Schoolcraft College Continuing Education and Professional Development Non-credit courses not eligible for financial aid (FAFSA, Pell Grant, etc.)

17 There are no refunds after class has started Refunds will not be given for used books/materials If there is an extenuating circumstance, a refund request will be considered and reviewed by MK Education and Schoolcraft College on an individual basis All refund requests must be submitted in written form CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY

18 HOW TO REGISTER Online : In person or by mail: Schoolcraft College, McDowell Center 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152

19 In parntership with MK Education 1001 Ogden Ave, Suite 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515 630.541.3600 Schoolcraft College 18600 Haggerty Road Livonia, MI 48152 734.462.4448 QUESTIONS? LIKE MK EDUCATION ON FACEBOOK

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