Pharmaceutical Science

The Pharmaceutical Science program is designed for students who want to be a critical member of the healthcare team, essential to provide patients with safe and effective medication therapy.  This two year program meets at Copley High School and provides training in the field of Pharmacy Technology, with a focus on theory and hands on training of medications, law and inventory skills with the potential to earn the Pharmacy Tech credential. Students completing the Pharmaceutical Science program can go to work immediately in an entry level position or continue their education for additional certifications and opportunities.

The Pharmaceutical Science program provides training in basic elements of the field of pharmacy such as medical abbreviations, prescription writing and interpretation, drug forms and routes of administration, non-sterile and sterile compounding, as well as developing relationships between the pharmacist and the pharmacy technician and customers.  The Pharaceutical Science program and Copley High School has also partnered with PioneerRX Pharmacy Software, which allows students to learn in a real world environment using the most installed software for independent pharmacies.  Students will have an opportunity to enhance their clinical and functional skills by training in a pharamcy system that is innovative, robust and feature-rich.

See the Virtual Spring Open House for incoming Compact students participating in Pharmaceutical Science.

Pharmaceutical Science Program Brochure

  • How to accurately prepare and distribute patient medications
  • Perform calculations
  • Preparation of sterile medicines
  • Techniques of collecting accurate patient information
  • Third party billing and prior authorization completion
  • Use of technology to help maintain accurate patient records, medication inventory and orders
  • How to enusre compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Training with PioneerRX Pharmacy Software
  • Retail Pharmacy
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Mail Order Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Drug Companies
  • Nuclear Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Insurance Technician
  • Computer Order Entry Technician