Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Community Clinical Experience/Pharmacy Technician

 Title Abbreviation:   COMM/CLIN EXP/PHARM TECH

 Department:    AHE

 Course #:    136

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4.5

 CIP:    510805

 EPC:    399

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Practical experience in the role of a pharmacy technician in a community setting to integrate knowledge and enhance skills.


Prerequisite: AHE 134 and 135 with minimum C grade; concurrent enrollment in AHE 137 and 138.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 0

Other: 22

Systems: 0

Clinical: 99

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of the pharmacy technician in the community pharmacy setting, specific to the assigned experiential practice site
  2. Demonstrate ability to apply skills and competencies learned in the classroom setting to function effectively in the workplace, as evaluated by preceptor and course instructor.
  3. Display role-appropriate professional behavior in the experiential practice site, as evaluated by preceptor and course instructor.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.
3.7 Adapt communication to diverse audiences and media.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.
4.4 Demonstrate effective communication across differences in human communities and cultures.
4.6 Utilize ethical practice in relation to diverse communities and cultures for the promotion of equity and social justice.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

Course Contents

  1. Orientation to practice site.
  2. Definition of role, responsibilities and duties.
  3. Observation of pharmacist/pharmacist tech. functions at practice site.
  4. Performance of assigned tasks under observation of supervising pharmacist.
  5. Documentation of performance of all required elements delineated in course list of tasks essential to demonstrate competencies.