In this course, you will develop an understanding of the basic skills necessary for employment as a Pharmacy Technician. The history of medicine relating to pharmacy including specific laws and regulations will be discussed. Students will also learn drug/dosage calculations, conversions, classifications, sig codes and pharmacy terminology. Drug referencing and prescription processing will be included. Over the counter and complementary medications will also be the focus of this course. As you learn the generic and brand names of medications, you will also learn aseptic techniques and standard precautions within the job description of a Pharmacy Technician. The role of a Pharmacy Technician employed in a hospital verses retail setting will be explored.