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Pharmacy tech course offered

January 24, 2008

Hagerstown Community College is offering a comprehensive 50-hour course to prepare students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's exam. It will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 9:30 p.m., March 4 to April 29 on the Hagerstown Community College campus.

Technicians work in various health care settings under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. The course covers medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

The course fee is $200, with a material fee of $794. It does not include national certification exam fees. To register or learn more, contact HCC at 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

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