It is time to decide. High school students have to make decisions that will impact the rest of their lives. Plans, careers and income will depend on decisions made during high school years that create opportunities. RCB provides students with what they need to enter the best job market in Arizona and the United States with our Pharmacy Technician and other medical programs.
Why do we teach medical? Because with the certifications that we prepare students to receive, a good job is practically guaranteed. While not all students are interested in medical, ALL should be interested in financial opportunity and having jobs that make a difference.
In community colleges and private and public colleges, the programs that we offer for FREE to our High School Students would cost them hundreds, even thousands of dollars. These programs are for jobs that are in high demand, and so the classes in these colleges have long waiting lists. At RCB, we believe in giving our students opportunities: the only price we ask is that our students be DEDICATED.
Committed students who have completed our program are involved in post-secondary medical education, have high-paying, high-opportunity jobs in nursing facilities and pharmacies. These students and their weekly paychecks are proof that RCB Medical Arts Academy is having an impact on the lives of teens and young adults, as well as the medical community.
Overview of Current Program
* Prerequisite courses for Pharmacy Technician and other programs.
Medical Careers – This course involves health career exploration and job preparation and placement skills.
Medical Terminology 1 & 2 – This course reviews basic anatomy and medical terminology used as language of the health professional both written and oral. It is a pre-requisite for any college medical career course as well.
* Co-requisite courses for Pharmacy Technician and other programs
HOSA – This course is designed to prepare students for professional competition and includes CPR certification, personal and community health issues and communication.
Basic medical math including how to read prescriptions, how to convert doctor’s instructions into the proper dosage and quantity of medicine, calculating pricing and percentage solutions and preparations.
Any student wishing to enter a Level III class without appropriate Level I completion must interview with the instructor and have instructor permission in writing. In addition, all Level III students are required to be a member in HOSA as an integral part of professional organization and leadership.
Pharmacy Technician Track
Individuals are eligible for employment as a Pharmacy Technician upon attainment of their high school diploma and a passing score on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. This exam is computer based and can be taken at various locations within the Phoenix area.
PHM 101-Fundamentals of Pharmacy Technician
An introduction to the role of the pharmacy tech. and related fields of Pharmacology, patient information, documentation and corrections, file and inventory
PHM 102-Pharmacy Technician II
Competency areas include preparation and distribution of medication, differentiation between drug classifications, use of inventory control, documentation. Pharmacy Law and ethics
PHM103- Pharmacy Technician III
Prepares students to meet the criteria for their national certification exam. This includes work onsite and offsite with mentors and extensive experience and preparation for meeting the final standards of Pharmacy Technicians.