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Health Professions students are encouraged to join HOSA. 
(Open to all School District No. 25 students)
Courses are offered based on demand, teacher availability and certification.

CTE Program Banners 2021_Pharmacy Technician

Pharm Tech Instructor

Jennifer Parker

Pocatello High School
CTS

Pharmacy Technician in Training Pathway

Health Professions Pathway

On the first day of class, students who are enrolled in one of the advanced health programs:

● Must provide an up-to-date immunization record. The immunization record must include all required immunizations including Hepatitis “B” series, Current Tetanus vaccine, TB screening

● Must pass a local background check which is required by health care facilities. Students who do not pass the background check become ineligible to meet requirements for these programs.

● Students must also have access to reliable transportation

Pharmacy Technician in Training Courses

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35240 Fundamentals of Health Professions I - 1 Trimesters - CHS/HHS/PHS (DC) 9 10 11
Prerequisite: Health
    • This option is for students who have already taken health, and now what to pursue CTE Health Professions pathway.
This is an exploratory course that provides the student with exposure and acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with a broad range of occupations relating to careers in health including job requirements and tasks performed. This course will assist students in making informed decisions regarding their future academic and occupational goals in the health care field. Students will learn medical terminology, basic CPR, first aid, basic human anatomy, physiology, patient care, medical confidentiality and legal terms. HP 0130

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35241 Fundamentals of Health Professions A - 2 Trimesters - CHS/HHS/PHS (DC) 9  10 11
35242 Fundamentals of Health Professions B
    • Freshmen may enroll with Instructor permission
This class fulfills the required health credit only upon completion of both trimesters of the course. Upon completion of the 2 trimester course, students will receive 1 elective credit and 1 required health credit. Fundamentals for Health Professions I is required in order to enter the CNA, EMT, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Assisting, Rehabilitation Services, and Dental Assistant programs. 
This is an exploratory course that provides the student with exposure and acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with a broad range of occupations relating to careers in health including job requirements and tasks performed. This course will assist students in making informed decisions regarding their future academic and occupational goals in the health care field. During these two trimesters, students will learn medical terminology, CPR, first aid, basic human anatomy, physiology, patient care, medical confidentiality and legal terms. HP 0130

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35251 Medical Terminology for Health Professions - 1 Trimester - CHS/HHS/PHS (DC) 10 11 12

Prerequisite:  Fundamentals of Health Professions

This course presents a study of medical terminology.  Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, special endings, plural forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content.  All body systems, anatomical reference, pharmacology, and medical specialties will be considered.  Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition, usage, and pronunciation.  HP 0630

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38911 Pharmacy Technician (in Training) A - 2 Trimesters - PHS 12
38912 Pharmacy Technician (in Training) B
38913  Pharmacy Technician (in Training) A/B - 1 Trimester 2-hour block - PHS   - $$                                                           
Prerequisites: Medical Terminology for Health Professions; students MUST pass the required background check
The purpose of the pharmacy technician is to assist the pharmacist with the day-to-day activities in the pharmacy. Topics include orientation, federal and state law, medical review, aseptic technique, calculations and pharmacy operations. This course may be offered through “Pass Assured,” a training system specifically designed to train pharmacy technicians to pass the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. Students would be responsible for the $300 class fee. 
Students must be a senior (17 year-old or 18 year-old) scheduled to graduate in the spring of their senior year.
Students can complete the National Pharmacy Technician Certification (PTCB) exam within 60 days after graduation. HP 0238   
 

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35431 * Clinical Health Education - 1 Trimester - Repeatable – CHS/PHS 11 12
Prerequisites: Completion of C.N.A., Health Unit Clerk, EMT, Pharm Tech, or Physical Therapy Aide; students MUST pass the required background check.
A work-based learning experience: organized and planned to develop skills unique to the Health Professions area. Students may work at both high school events and business partner locations. Students are required to have their own transportation, purchase a shirt, and have proof of current Hepatitis “B” and tetanus inoculations. HP 9800