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Pharmacy Technology Programs at VGCC

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  • Pharmacy Technology (Degree)
    The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Pharmacy Technology Program seeks to provide qualified students with the skills necessary to fill the role of a Validating Technician. The program will also prepare Certified Technicians to assume the pharmacy technician role in specialty areas such as Medication Therapy Management, Medication Reconciliation, Inventory Management and Pharmacy Technician Administration.
  • Pharmacy Technology (Diploma)
    The Pharmacy Technology Program seeks to provide qualified students with the technical skills and knowledge needed to practice in a variety of pharmacy settings. In addition, this program will give the student the knowledge base needed to pass the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, PTCB.

Pharmacy Books in Print

These books are available in the VGCC Library.

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Certification Exam Review for the Pharmacy Technician - Mike Johnston
Call Number: RS 122.95 .C47 2016
ISBN: 9780134056449
Publication Date: 2015-03-20
"Contains nine all-new chapters that match the new exam blueprint. The authors present five complete practice exams, each with 90 multiple-choice questions designed to closely replicate the actual three-hour PTCB exam experience. All answers are provided, along with clearly explained rationales for each. To provide even more practice, the book also contains three math and two trade/generic classification tests."

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Dosage Calculations - Gloria D. Pickar; Amy Pickar-Abernethy
Call Number: RS 57 .P533 2016 Allied Health Reference
ISBN: 9781285429458
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
"Teaches you how to reduce errors and build your confidence in dosage calculation. It carefully examines both basic and advanced calculations, including intravenous medications and those specific to the pediatric patient."

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Law and Ethics for Pharmacy Technicians - Jahangir Moini
Call Number: KF 2915 .P452 M65 2014 Allied Health
ISBN: 9781285082066
Publication Date: 2013-06-28
"Explores the legal and ethical landscape surrounding pharmacy technician careers today. Interactive and thought-provoking, the text uses case studies to draw you into real-life legal and ethical dilemmas, which enhances critical thinking and broadens your perspectives."

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Pharmacology for Technicians - Don A. Ballington
Call Number: HEALTH RM 300 .B22 2010
ISBN: 9780763834814
Publication Date: 2010
Health Sciences Collection, Main Campus. 7-day checkout.

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The Pharmacy Technician - Perspective Perspective Press Staff
Call Number: RS 122.95 .P43 2013 Allied Health
ISBN: 9781617310706
Publication Date: 2013-02-22

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The Pharmacy Technician - Jahangir Moini
Call Number: RS122.95 .M654 2011
ISBN: 9781435499591
Publication Date: 2011
Health Sciences Collection, Main Campus. In-library use.


Pharmacy Ebooks

These books are available through the VGCC Library online resources. Click on a title to be taken to the full text of the book. If you are off campus, you will be asked to sign in with your WebAdvisor login and password.

Pharmacy Databases

  • Academic OneFile (Gale)
    Provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources, including Nature, The Economist, and The New York Times, in PDF and HTML full-text formats. Also includes access to podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN and videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.
  • Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO)
    General database covering all major academic subjects and offering full text access for over 11,000 publications, with indexing and abstracts for more than 16,000. To learn more about using Academic Search Ultimate, visit the tutorials on the EBSCOhost support page.
  • CINAHL Complete (EBSCO)
    The world's most comprehensive nursing & allied health research database, providing full text for more than 1,400 journals, some dating back to 1937. CINAHL Complete also includes full text for 275 books and monographs. To learn more about how to search CINAHL Complete, visit the CINAHL tutorials page.
  • Credo Reference
    Credo Reference offers online access to 1,250 reference books covering all major academic disciplines.
  • Ebook Central Academic and Public Library Complete
    Scholarly ebook titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills. Formerly Ebrary.
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
    Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online. For tutorials and other help on using EBSCO ebooks on different computers and devices, visit the eBooks on EBSCOhost support page.
  • Films on Demand
    Thousands of high quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.
  • Gale Health Reference Center Academic
    For students, researchers, and health care professionals, provides up-to-date information on the complete range of health care topics with more than 2,500 full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets, and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)
    Full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more.
  • InfoTrac Nursing & Allied Health Collection (Gale)
    Will help nursing and allied health professionals, as well as students in those fields, who are looking for answers related to the specialized care, treatment, and management of all sorts of patients.
  • LearningExpress Library
    Practice tests and self-paced courses for students & adult learners. ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT, resume and cover letter writing courses and more.
  • MedLine Plus Drugs & Supplements
    Guide to prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbs, and supplements. (Internet Resource)
  • Natural Medicines
    Evidence-based reviews on dietary supplements and complementary and alternative medicine therapies, including herbs, supplements, vitamins, diets, nutrition, exercise, and complementary practices and modalities.
  • Pharmaceutical News Index
    News on medical technology, research and legislative developments.
    Now part of ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database.
  • ProQuest Health & Medical Collection
    Clinical research plus consumer and health administration titles.
  • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database
    Journals and dissertations covering nursing, allied health, and alternative and complementary medicine.
  • PubMed
    Comprehensive resource containing citations (not full articles) to biomedical articles and life science journals. (Internet Resource)
  • STAT!Ref
    Enables users to cross-search full-text titles, journals and evidence-based point-of-care authoritative resources.

Pharmacy Journals


Video: Pharmacy Calculations


For Pharmacy Technology Information

For more information about the program, contact:

Erica Fleming
Program Head/Instructor
(252) 738-3482

Library Services

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Main: (252) 738-3279
South: (252) 738-3510
Franklin: (252) 738-3606
Warren: (252) 738-3686

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