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ACPE Accredited IV Training

Lamar State College Orange Pharmacy Technician Program offers PHRA 1345.60 Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique certification course by The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). This nationally recognized continuing pharmacy education (CPE) certification course is designed to train Certified Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacists on the topic of sterile product preparation that meets the USP Chapter & Texas State Board of Pharmacy practice standards.

Course Overview
Accreditation and Training
Course Requirements

Tuition and Fees

$550 – All payments are non-refundable after registration deadline.

What's Included:

Two days of hands-on training and the use of laboratory equipment and supplies.

Required Textbook:

Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique: Concepts, Training, and Assessment for Pharmacy Technicians-Text with Student Resources DVD, Paradigm, by Lisa McCartney.

ISBN 978-0-76384-083-9 (text and DVD)

Course Outline

  • Students will be trained in a 40 hours ACPE approved course that presents concepts of sterile compounding. 
  • The course consists of classroom lectures, weekly reading assignments, hands on training, and video presentations. 
  • Twenty (20) hours will be at home study and a minimum of 20 hours will be spent in didactic training/ skills testing. 
  • Students must demonstrate knowledge and skills of at least 75% on the final examination and 100% on the I.V. process validation.

After Successful Completion

Nationally recognized Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique Certificate and a statement of credit for 40 hours (4.0 CEUs) of ACPE accredited continuing education.

Scheduled Training

Home-Study ComponentLive (Hands-On) Component
February 11 to March 8 March 8 and 9
March 18 to April 13 April 12 and 13
April 22 to May 18 May 17 and 18
June 24 to July 20 July 19 and 20
July 29 to August 24 August 23 and 24

Location and Live (Hands-On) Instruction Time:

Live (Hands-On) Component Training will be held at Lamar State College Orange in the Allied Health Building Room 103B. Each class time will be held on Friday and Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm. Students must attend both days.

Contact Information

Program Director
Thera Celestine A.S. CPhT.

Faculty Instructor
Loan Nguyen CPhT.

Allied Health Secretary
Lacey LeMoine

View course descriptions here: Course Catalog