PTEC 220 Technology for Product Distribution introduces students to the management of database information and technology used in the pharmacy to dispense medications. Students apply concepts learned in previous theory courses to pharmacy case study scenarios using pharmacy dispensing software. Accuracy and completeness of database information and appropriate use of technology systems to support safe product distribution are emphasized. Students apply and demonstrate ethical, legal and professional standards in the lab and simulated pharmacy. Concepts explored in this course provide a foundation for subsequent lab courses in the program.

PTEC 221  Product Distribution and Dispensing Practices is an experiential lab course in which students apply the knowledge and skills acquired from previous theory courses to process and dispense prescriptions safely, efficiently and effectively in community practice settings. Students practice the technical aspects of processing prescriptions including interpreting prescriptions, performing calculations, documentation, and verification. Principles of inventory management and best practices in pharmacy record keeping are integrated into the learning activities. Students apply and demonstrate effective interpersonal communication and health teaching skills associated with the dispensing process.


PTEC 224 Non-Sterile Compounding is an experiential lab course in which students learn the skills and best practices for compounding non-sterile products including ingredient calculations, measurements, and preparation techniques for creams, ointments, solutions, and suspensions. Students use compounding formulas and drug stability and drug compatibility reference materials in the preparation of products with an emphasis on accuracy and safety. Maintenance of compounding equipment and workspace utilization are integrated into the learning activities.

PTEC 223: Sterile Product Preparation is an experiential lab course in which students learn the aseptic skills required to prepare a variety of parenteral products including hazardous drugs such as chemotherapy. Safety, dosage calculations, incompatibilities, sterile procedure and quality assurance controls are emphasized.