Pharmacy Technology, OEC

Occupational Endorsement Certificate Requirements

  • The Occupational Endorsement Certificate is comprised of six (6) courses offered during the Fall and Spring Semesters.  All courses are offered distance-delivered through UAA's online course management system, Blackboard.  Students must earn a satisfactory grade (C or higher) in all courses:
    • PHAR A101 Introduction to Pharmacy (3)
    • PHAR A105 Pharmacology for Technicians I (3)
    • PHAR A107 Pharmacy Calculations (3)
    • PHAR A111 Techniques of Pharmacy Practice (3)
    • PHAR A115 Pharmacology for Technicians II (3)
    • PHAR A192 Topics in Pharmacy (1)
  • A total of 16 credits is required for this certificate.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Receive, screen and prepare prescription/medication orders checking for completeness, authenticity and accuracy.
  • Initiate, verify, assist in the adjudication of, and collect payment and/or initiate billing for pharmacy services and goods.
  • Purchase and maintain inventory of medications, equipment and devices according to an established plan.
  • Maintain pharmacy equipment and facilities.
  • Participate in the process for preventing medication misadventures, notifying the pharmacist when a problem or situation requires his/her attention.
  • Communicate clearly when speaking or writing while maintaining confidentiality, compassion, and an image of professionalism.

 

  • Financial Disclosures: The following is important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend this program.  
    University of Alaska Anchorage
    Undergraduate certificate in Pharmacy Technology
    Program Length: 1 year
     
    Students graduating on time
    N/A* of Title IV students complete the program within 1 year
     
    *Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
    Program Costs*
    $4,533 for in-state tuition and fees
    $13,070 for out-of-state tuition and fees
    $205 for books and supplies
    $11,728 for off-campus room and board
    $11,962 for on-campus room and board
    $40 application fee

    *The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
    Note that this information is subject to change.
    Students Borrowing Money
    17% of students who attend this program borrow money to pay for it
     
    The typical graduate leaves with
    N/A* in debt
     
    *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
     
    The typical monthly loan payment
    N/A* per month in student loans with N/A* interest rate.
     
    *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
     
    The typical graduate earns
    not provided per year after leaving this program
     
    Graduates who got jobs
    N/A* of program graduates got jobs
    *We are not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.
    Program graduates are employed in the following fields:
    Licensure Requirements
    This program meets licensure requirements in
    Alaska
    Additional Information
    Date Created 6/21/2017
    These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education
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The occupational endorsement is not contingent upon the student passing any type of external certification or licensure examination. Students should note that although this program has no age restrictions, the state of Alaska requires that all pharmacy technicians be at least 18 years of age prior to licensure.

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