Instructors must qualify in one or more of these ways. Any exception will be reviewed on an individual basis and must be approved by the Director of On-Ground Education.Qualifying Criteria 1High school diploma or equivalent and post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate in related field from an accredited institution3 or more years recent work experience in the field which is being taughtCurrent State registration and/or license, as applicable.Certification in the field (CPhT) through PTCB or ICPT, or as a Licensed Pharmacist.Qualifying Criteria 2High school diploma or equivalent and evidence of on the job training (Pharmacy Technician in training) from an approved training site.5 or more years recent work experience in the field which is being taughtCurrent State registration and/or license, as applicable.Certification in the field (CPhT) through PTCB or ICPT.And All of these:Knowledge of materials (subjects) that will be taught to students and ability to use and communicate Ross curriculumWork experience in environments related to Ross student programsAbility to communicate field related knowledge to othersMaintains current State registration and/or license, as applicable.Maintain current credential (CPhT) through PTCB or ICPT.Demonstrates professionalism in manner, dress and conduct as a representative of Ross and a student mentor
The Pharmacy Technician program is 36 weeks in length for day and evening students, 900 clock hours, 66.5 quarter credit hours in length, 548 lecture contact hours of lecture with applicable outside work, 172 laboratory/clinical contact hours, and 180 externship hours. The graduate of the Pharmacy Technician program will be prepared to seek entry-level positions in a community/retail and/or hospital/health systems pharmacy. During the Pharmacy Technician program students will be instructed in coursework covering: The functions at an entry-level competency as an assistant to a licensed pharmacist in both retail and hospital settings. Training encompasses a thorough understanding of the duties and responsibilities of pharmacy technicians, including the standards of ethics and law, as they pertain to the practice of pharmacy. A sufficient knowledge base in pharmaceutical and medical terminology, abbreviations and symbols used in prescribing, dispensing, and documenting medications. A working knowledge of both trade and generic names, dosages, routes of administration and dosage forms of medications. Preparation to perform the necessary calculations used in dosage determination and preparation of drugs. To perform the essential functions related to drug procurement and inventory control and to provide a working knowledge of manufacturing and packaging operations, including the physical and chemical nature of drugs used in a pharmacy, and the packaging and labeling requirements as well as manufacturing techniques used for drug dispensing. A working knowledge of aseptic technique, parenteral admixtures, compounding procedures, and microbiology as it applies to disease and the use of aseptic techniques in the health care field. A working knowledge of computers and pharmacy software for entry-level employment in a pharmacy setting. NOTE: The Fort Wayne IN program is currently the only program location accredited by ASHP.