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Pharmacy: Customer Service

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Pharmacy: Customer Service program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the challenges of working in the retail pharmacy environment. The courses will cover federal and state pharmacy regulations and pharmacy services including prescription dispensing and drug distribution and control. Emphasis will be on providing quality customer service and using effective communications and interpersonal skills when dealing with pharmacy customers and personnel.


Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2017 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.

Academic Plan Code: 
Admission criteria

A high school diploma or GED.

Submit current CPR card for Health Care Provider and maintain current status throughout the program.

Proof of current immunization: Tuberculosis skin test (TB).

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CSR139Introduction to Retail Pharmacy Customer Care3
CSR156Retail Pharmacy Procedures2
CSR160Pharmacy Practice for the Customer Service Representative1
CSR162Pharmacy Operations for the Customer Service Representative3
CSR280ABCustomer Service Internship2
GBS120Workplace Communication Skills3
PHT120Pharmacy Technician Responsibilities3
  • Describe the basic functions of a pharmacy organization. (CSR139, CSR160, CSR162)
  • Describe the services provided by pharmacy customer service representative. (CSR139, CSR160, CSR162)
  • Differentiate between the roles of the computer, the pharmacist and the technician in the drug control and distribution process. (CSR139, CSR162, CSR280AB)
  • Apply ethical and legal standards of pharmacy practice. (CSR160, CSR280AB, PHT120)
  • Maintain patient medication profiles. (CSR162, CSR280AB, PHT120)
  • Utilize mechanical drug delivery systems. (CSR280AB, PHT120)
  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills with pharmacy personnel and other health care workers. (CSR156, CSR280AB, GBS120)
  • Demonstrate record keeping skills associated with dispensing of medications. (CSR280AB, PHT120, GBS120)
  • List the federal requirements for prescription labels. (CSR162, PHT120)
  • Describe duties of the pharmacy technician regarding non-prescription drug products. (CSR280AB, PHT120)
  • Describe and use HIPAA related documents. (CSR156)
  • Use and access customer service and customer account skills. (CSR156)

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