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UC Irvine's Introduction to Pharmacy Practice course prepares students for an exciting career in this high demand field. This course helps pre-health science undergraduate students gain valuable experience in order to enhance their ability for acceptance into graduate school by working as a pharmacy technician in retail pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes and government health agencies. Since many pharmacies are open 18-24 hours each day, working hours can be adapted to a busy student schedule.
Registered pharmacy technicians typically work under the supervision of pharmacists. In this setting, pharmacy technicians can review, transcribe and fill orders from physicians. They also prepare unit dose and multi-dose forms, label orders, enter data and maintain inventory. This course prepares students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam and gain valuable and unique experiences working in a pharmacy in a retail or hospital setting.
For students who are planning to apply to graduate school in health sciences, this course will give your application a competitive advantage to PharmD, MD, DDS, DO or DVM schools.
Who Should Attend
- Students interested in entering the healthcare fields including, Pharmacy, Medicine Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Osteopathic Medicine
- Those interested in careers as Pharmacy Technicians
- Individuals interested in working in the healthcare system
- Medical assistants and pharmacy clerks
Occupational summary for pharmacy technicians.
Annual Job Openings
(Highly experienced workers can earn up to $48k)