Ivy Tech offering basic life support and pharmacy technician courses

SELLERSBURG – Ivy Tech Community College in Sellersburg will be offering the following courses in the coming months. To register for these classes, call Sherry Hunt at (812) 246-3301 ext. 4703, or Luisa Bascur at (812) 246-3301 ext. 4704 or e-mail lbascur@ivytech.edu. All classes will meet in Ogle Hall on the main campus of Ivy Tech Community College Southern Indiana, 8204 Highway 311, Sellersburg, Ind.

Pharmacy Technician Certification
This comprehensive 52-hour course will train the students to understand duties and responsibilities related to the pharmacy technician position. Topics covered include: technical skills, working knowledge of pharmaceutical-medical terminology; abbreviations; symbols commonly used in prescriptions and drug orders; general storage; packaging, labeling; drug purchasing; inventory control; and record-keeping functions. Students will also learn calculations for dosage and working knowledge of billing and third-party reimbursement. Job shadowing at local pharmacies and hospitals will be included beginning the seventh week of the class. This course will prepare students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s exam.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:

  • Proficient in assisting the pharmacist successfully
  • Compute pharmacy calculations
  • Become comfortable with the Top 200 drugs
  • Understand pharmacy operations
  • Gain essential knowledge to becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Tech classes will be held on Tuesdays from September 13 to December 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. Cost is $695.

Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Course

The BLS Healthcare Provider Course is designed to provide the professional with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an automated external defibrillator, and relieve choking in a safe and effective manner. Class size is limited to six participants.

The class will be offered on June 8, June 22, July 13 and July 20, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $60, which includes a booklet and a card.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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