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Course Description

This program is designed to provide instruction in the technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in the hospital and retail settings under supervision of a registered pharmacist. Topics include drug packaging and labeling, out-patient dispensing, hospital dispensing procedures, controlled substance procedures, inventory control, and non-sterile compounding. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic supervised dispensing techniques in a variety of pharmacy settings.

** This program consists of three courses, you must register for all three courses. **


This program consists of three courses, you must register for all three courses listed below.

  • Introduction to Pharmacy Technology
  • Pharmacy Tech Lab 1
  • Pharmacy Tech Math and Math Lab


Introduction to Pharmacy Technology: $125 + fees and textbook
Pharmacy Tech Lab 1: $180 + fees and textbook
Pharmacy Tech Math and Math Lab: $180 + fees and textbook

Textbook Information

Title: Pharmacy Practice for Technicians (w/Cirrus Access), 7th Edition
ISBN: 9780763893187, Author: McKennon
Cost: $160 (approx.)

Title: Pharmacy Labs for Technicians (w/ Access Card), 4th Edition
ISBN: 9780763893217, Author: Sparks
Cost: $180 (approx.)

Title: Pharmacy Calculations for Technicians (w/Access code), 7th Edition
ISBN: 9780763893200, Author: McKennon
Cost: $160 (approx.)

Textbooks can be purchased at the VGCC Bookstores on the Main Campus or online at the VGCC Bookstore website .
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