Pharmacology II is part two of a two-part course that covers the study of drugs and their properties, effects, and therapeutic value in the major drug categories. Upon completion, students will be able to place common drugs into correct therapeutic categories and identify indications, side effects, trade and generic names, major drug interactions and storage considerations. Students will learn the essentials of pharmacology and how it relates to dispensing and patient safety. Students will explore and practice assessing when a patient should be referred to a pharmacist, identify drug related problems and discuss appropriate monitoring parameters. Knowledge gained in this course will support the pharmacy technician within their scope of practice in a collaborative interprofessional health care team. 

PTEC 213 Transition to Professional Practice is designed to support students in preparing for preceptorship, licensure exams upon graduation and entry to practice.  Students build on their knowledge of regulatory requirements, jurisprudence, and ethical and professional practice.


PTEC 217 Institutional Pharmacy Practice builds on the fundamentals of product distribution previously learned and examines the role of Pharmacy Technicians employed in institutional settings.  Students examine hospital drug distribution systems and processes, medication safety, principles of infection control and sterile product preparation and quality assurance / risk management practices.