ACPE Continuing Education Courses


ACPE Continuing Education Courses

Available courses are listed below. In order to be granted permission to register for these courses, or to request more information, please fill out this petition.

The Austin Community College Pharmacy Technician Program, in conjunction with the ACC Continuing Education Department presents a series of CPE activities designed to meet current and emerging trends in pharmacy practice, especially those related to sterile compounding, USP<797>, USP<800>, USP<795> and other areas of specialization.

CPE completers will receive a frameable certificate of completion, an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) statement of continuing education credit and an upload of CE credit to CPE Monitor. All CPE activities are based on current, best-practice standards, and are designed to give attendees the knowledge and skills that are required—or highly desired—for pharmacists and/or pharmacy technicians in various practice settings.

All CPE activities are taught by qualified instructors with real-world experience. Each CPE activity is a stand-alone activity which may be completed as a single course, or in conjunction with other CPE activities.

Our Mission

Austin Community College Pharmacy Technician Program’s CPE mission is to support the advancement of pharmacy professionals by providing CPE programs that incorporate excellent academic instruction and training, utilizing activity types including those that are knowledge-based (K), application-based (A), and practice-based (P), in the education of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in service to assisting them in achieving their greatest academic, personal, and professional potential. We strive to provide affordable access to high-quality continuing education programs that are current, relevant, and based on pharmacy and pharmacy education best-practice models.

For more information about ACC Pharmacy Technician Program continuing pharmacy education activities, including date, cost, format, location, prerequisites, course objectives, and instructors, please click on one of the links below.

Lisa McCartney, M.Ed., CPhT, PhTR
Program CPE Administrator

This course is designed for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy educators who teach, train, or supervise personnel who prepare compounded sterile preparations (CSPs). The course combines home study, and video viewing, along with a proctored written exam and video process validation. Certified Instructors can then return to their practice setting or school and train pharmacy personnel in current USP standards for sterile compounding and aseptic technique utilizing the PHRA 1091 course below. 20 hours/2.0 CEUs

This course combines pre-course preparation, two-day live workshop and process validations, with post-course home study and proctored written exams. Designed to train pharmacy personnel in sterile compounding and
aseptic technique based on USP standards. Course may be taken at ACC in either a single-weekend or multiple-weekend format; or course may be taught at
students practice site or school by an instructor who has completed PHRA 2071 (above). Note: This is an “IV certification” course. Meets TSBP 291.133 requirement and new PTCB sterile compounding training requirement. 40 hours/4.0 CEUs

This course combines pre-workshop preparation, a two-day live workshop and process validations, with post-workshop home study, followed by a proctored written exam. The course is designed to train pharmacy personnel in pediatric SCAT procedures. 40 hours/4.0 CEUs

This course combines pre-workshop preparation, a two-day live workshop and process validations, with post-course home study, followed by a proctored exam. The course is designed to train pharmacy personnel in TPN compounding procedures. 40 hours/4.0 CEUs

This course combines pre-workshop preparation, a two-day live workshop and process validations, with post-course home study, followed by a proctored exam. The course is designed to train pharmacy personnel in specialty sterile compounding related to chemotherapy preparations using USP<800> principals. 40 hours/4.0 CEUs

This course was previously offered as PHRA 1003. This course combines pre-workshop preparation, a two-day live workshop, and process validations, with post-course home study, followed by a proctored exam. The course is designed to train pharmacy personnel in non-sterile compounding procedures per USP<795> standards. 30 hours/3.0 CEUs

For more information about Pharmacy Technician CPE Courses, see the ACC Continuing Education website.

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