PHRM1080 Pharmacy Technician Externship I

This course prepares the student for entering the Pharmacy Technician career field and provides information on career opportunities. Students will apply skills, knowledge and abilities acquired in the classroom in a practical work-based community pharmacy training environment.




PHRM1000, PHRM1010, PHRM1020 and PHRM1040. Recommended concurrent enrollment in PHRM1055 and PHRM1060

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Develop professional communication skills
Acquire computer skills on pharmacy software
Process prescription orders accurately
Select proper insurance for billing prescriptions
Acquire knowledge of prescription billing methods
Demonstrate dosage calculations
File prescription orders
Apply knowledge in a retail pharmacy environment
Demonstrate skills to assist the pharmacist
Work as a healthcare team member

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544


Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details