Pharmacy Technology combines classroom instruction with laboratory work and clinical experience to prepare students for employment and advancement in the pharmacy field. Pharmacy technicians assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing direct patient care and medications to patients. Pharmacy technicians must work under the direction of a registered pharmacist.
Students learn about pharmacology through an overview of drug classifications, common drug side effects, drug use and abuse, FDA testing, and biotransformation of drugs in the human body. The curriculum also includes therapeutic classification of drugs, generic and trade names, transcription abbreviations, and pharmacy math and dosage calculations. The program of study familiarizes the student with methods of drug preparation, packaging and distribution as well as the functions and services provided by the hospital and retail pharmacy. The program includes practical learning experiences in community settings.
- Five semesters
- Associate in Applied Science
Jones County Junior College is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.