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Kapi`olani Community College

Pharmacy Technician Program

Spring 2016 Program and Registration Information

Evening program dates: January 26, 2016 to June 16, 2016

Registration begins September 25, 2015 (Friday)


September 24, 2015 Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm Kauila 109 October 21, 2015 Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Kauila 109 November 19, 2015 Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm Kauila 109 December 16, 2015 Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Kauila 109 January 14, 2016 Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm Kauila 109 PROGRAM AND CAREER OVERVIEW

The Certificate of Competence in Pharmacy Technician Program is a 256 hour non-credit program that prepares students with no background in the field for the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination offered through the Pharmacy Technician

Certification Board (PTCB).

Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in serving patients (receiving, processing, and filling prescriptions and medication orders; determining charges and obtaining

reimbursement, including insurance and Medicare payments), maintaining medication and inventory control systems, and participating in the administration and management of the pharmacy practice. Graduates may find work at retail or hospital pharmacies.

The KCC program is 4.5 months in duration and will begin on January 26, 2016 and end on June 16, 2016. On-campus meeting dates will be limited to Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:15pm-8:15pm. During the last quarter of the program,

students will be placed at various pharmacy sites out in the community to complete their 160 hours of clinical practice. The days and times may be flexible; however, students



“Your KCC Pharmacy Technician class was essential for me in starting my new career in

the pharmacy field. The contacts you have provided helped get my “foot in the door” at Tripler Army Medical Center. And with persistence, I was able to get hired as a federal worker. I am currently the technician for the main vault in the hospital and it all started with KCC’s program.” Paul H. (KCC Pharmacy Technician Program graduate)

“The KCC Pharmacy Technician Program was helpful in gearing me towards obtaining my pharmacy technician certification. The curriculum is well structured and the

instructor makes learning fun.” Elaine P. (Spring 2014 graduate)

“By the end of this program, you’ll know more than a large handful of drug names. Good class to take to prepare you for the PTCB exam. You get hands-on experience also with the clinical requirement.” Kempee B. (Summer 2014 graduate)

“The class prepared me very well for the certification exam. I also really enjoyed having the chance to actually work in a pharmacy before graduating.” Carlene B. (Spring 2014 graduate)

“The education I got whilst attending the KCC Pharmacy Technician Program gave me the knowledge to succeed out at any pharmacy or hospital. The instructors made the class enjoyable and fun.” Connie M. (Summer 2014 graduate)

“The KCC Pharmacy Technician Program at KCC is a great option if you want to fast track a career in the medical field.” Junafe U. (Spring 2014 graduate)

“The program was very organized. Martin, Phil, and Brande are so friendly and I enjoyed this program a lot! Definitely recommend to anyone interested.” Rachael C. (Spring 2014 graduate)

“The clinic rotation hours were an excellent opportunity to get experience and learn. Overall, it’s an excellent preparation for PTCE and credentialing.” (KCC Pharmacy Technician Program graduate).



Prerequisites, Recommended Preparation and Admittance:

• “C” grade or higher in ENGLISH 100 (Expository Writing) or higher, OR current COMPASS placement reading score of 74 or higher;

• “C” grade or higher in MATH 24 (Elementary Algebra I) or higher; OR current COMPASS placement math score of Math 25 or higher;

• Keyboarding skills with typing speed of at least 40 words per minute is highly recommended.

*** Students are highly encouraged to be proficient in the English language in speaking, writing, comprehending, and communicating. The program is conducted with college-level expectations and the clinical practicum will also require fluent use of the English language in a pharmacy setting.

Admission into the program is on a first qualified, first accepted basis. The program has limited enrollment and students are highly encouraged to register early to secure a seat. To demonstrate meeting the prerequisites, please have college report cards,

transcripts, diplomas or COMPASS placement results available. COMPASS placement results are only valid for one year. These documents will be verified the same evening after attendance at an information/eligibility session. Please see the section on


Technical Requirements:

• Auditory ability sufficient to hear and communicate with co-workers and patients and/or their representatives;

• Fine motor abilities sufficient to dispense exact amounts of fluids and for safe, effective handling of medications;

• Ability to perform multiple motor tasks simultaneously and manipulate/handle bulk quantities of supplies; and

• Ability to distinguish shades of color and viscosity.

Tuition Cost, Student Liability Insurance, and other additional costs: Tuition is $1,915 for the entire program, which includes Student Liability Insurance and basic textbooks, which will be issued on the first evening of class. Additional costs for



Attend a mandatory Information-Eligibility session listed below. These sessions are free and no appointment is needed with free parking on campus. If you plan to receive eligibility for registration, please bring evidence of English and Math records such as copies of college report cards, transcripts, recent COMPASS placement test results within one year duration, or Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, etc. A picture I.D. is also

required. These documents will be verified that same evening.

September 24, 2015 Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm Kauila 109 October 21, 2015 Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Kauila 109 November 19, 2015 Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm Kauila 109 December 16, 2015 Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Kauila 109 January 14, 2016 Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm Kauila 109 Step 2-Confirming Eligibility:

Please meet with the program coordinator for academic advising and eligibility confirmation immediately following an information session listed above. Step 3-Registering and Enrolling into the Pharmacy Technician Program: Bring your completed and signed Registration and Eligibility Form (last page) to the Registration Office at Manono 113 beginning September 25, 2015 to register and pay for tuition in full. Textbooks will be issued on the first class meeting.

*** Any further questions regarding the program should be directed to Martin Chong, Pharmacy Technician Program Coordinator, at 734-9540, or through email at martincs@hawaii.edu

*** We reserve the right to cancel the program due to insufficient enrollment or for other reasons. All dates, times, and other


Kapi`olani Community College

Pharmacy Technician Program

Registration and Eligibility Form

(Spring 2016)

Registration: Please submit this completed form along with full payment at the Continuing Education Registration Office at Manono 113. Accepted forms of payment will be cash, check, or credit card.

Full Name:___________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________ City: _________________ State: ___________________ Zip Code: __________ Phone: _______________________ Email: ________________________________  VISA  MasterCard  Other ________________________ Card Account Number _________________________________________________ Cardholder’s Name (Please Print Clearly) __________________________________ Expiration Date _________________ Card Number *** _________________ *** Card number is the last 3 or 4 digits of the account number printed on the back Authorized Signature __________________________________________________

Course/Program No.

and Cost

Pharmacy Technician Program

Start and End Dates

Tuition Total HLTH3700 Pharm. Tech Program-$1900 HLTH3999 Student Liability Insurance-$15

January 26, 2016-June 16, 2016

Meets Tues., Weds. and Thurs.


$1,915 paid

in full


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