IV Admixture and Sterile Products Preparation
Program Start Date: Fall term
Minimum Program Length: One (1) term, evening
The Sterile Products Preparation Certification Course is designed to train South Carolina State Certified Pharmacy Technicians on the topic of advanced sterile product preparation and aseptic techniques including USP <797>, Garb and Equipment, Aseptic Calculations, Total Parenteral Nutrition, Pediatric Admixtures, Chemotherapy, Quality Control and Assurance and Horizontal and Vertical Laminar Airflow Hood Care.
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rule by the U.S. Education Department. Each program that falls under these regulations is required to report:
- Occupation, SOC code, and links to profile on O*NET
- Costs – tuition/fees and books/supplies
- On-time graduation (completion) rate for program.
- Job placement rate for students completing program
loan debt incurred by students as provided by ED (identified separately
as Title IV loan debt and private educational loan debt)
Students in a pharmacy lab build proficiency in pharmacy processes and procedures such as aseptic technique, specialized dosage calculations and various special preparation admixtures.
Pharmacy technicians with specialized skills can obtain employment in retail, hospital, nursing homes, physicians' offices, home health pharmacies, home-infusion pharmacies, compounding pharmacies and nuclear medicine pharmacies.
This is the first certificate of its kind in the state of South Carolina. It offers specialized training in sterile product preparation.
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Course Requirements for Pharmacy Technician
Prerequisites (followed by number of credit hours)
A. General Education (followed by number of credit hours)
B. Major Courses (followed by number of credit hours)
AHS 102 Medical Terminology (3)
AHS 104 Anatomy/Medical Vocabulary and Physiology (3)
MAT 101 Beginning Algebra (3)
PHM 202 Pharmacological Anatomy and Physiology (4)
PHM 250 Special Topics in Pharmacy (3)
C. Electives and/or Other Additional Courses Required for Graduation
*Applicant must be a current SC State Certified Pharmacy Technician or a current student in the Pharmacy Technician Program with approval from program director.
Graduates of the program must be at least 18 years old.
Minimum semester credit hours required for graduation: 16