Fall Healthcare Courses Available

Summer/Fall Healthcare Courses


Fall Class #37449

Pharmacy Technician Program                

This comprehensive 72 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.  Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names.  Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. 

Course Contact Hours - 72 hrs.

Student Tuition: $1,199  (Textbooks included)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

October 9th – December 20th 2018




Fall Class #37450

Patient Care Technician / Assistant

Patient Care Technicians work in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, long term care facilities, physician offices and assisted living facilities.   These professionals must possess the technical skills necessary to service complex patient care issues including: rehabilitation services, diagnostic tests, basic bedside care, collection of laboratory specimens, Phlebotomy and EKG’s.  In addition to labs requiring a student to practice and demonstrate EKG, Phlebotomy and base line nursing skills, lecture topics of this program include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and miscellaneous patient care concepts.  Other topics include: HIPAA; vital signs; patient care; personal hygiene and grooming and aseptic technique among others.  This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) - Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT); Certified Nurse Technician (CNT); and/or Certified Patient Care Associate (CPCA) national certification exams.  In addition to classroom lecture and labs, this program includes a clinical externship through a local healthcare provider.  To be eligible for the clinical externship, students must successfully complete the 120 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. 

Course Contact Hours: 120 hrs.

Student Tuition: $1,999 (Textbooks included)

Clinical Externship Hours: 40 hours 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

September 25th – December 20th 2018


Saturdays (9/29; 10/13; 10/27; 11/17 & 12/8) from 9:00am-4:00pm

About Phoenix College

Phoenix College is one of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation. Phoenix College offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates and short-term job training to more than 11,000 students annually.