Pharmacy Compounding and Sterile Preparations | Warren County Community College

Pharmacy Compounding and Sterile Preparations

One of the most crucial responsibilities of pharmacy personnel is the proper preparation of parenteral medications.  It is extremely important that all parenteral medications are prepared in a manner that reduces the possibility of contamination.

This comprehensive 50-hour program explores all types of parenteral medications – the terminology and equipment commonly associated with them, as well as the various methods used in their preparation and will prepare students to work with Sterile Compounding, IV Admixtures and Aseptic preparation.  The program  will also include key review and extensive classroom demonstrations and labs covering  required subjects including: aseptic/sterile techniques; IV Admixtures; critical area contamination factors; environmental monitoring; facilities; equipment and supplies; sterile pharmaceutical calculations and terminology; sterile pharmaceutical compounding documentation; quality assurance procedures; aseptic preparation procedures including proper gowning and gloving technique; handling of cytotoxic and hazardous drugs; general conduct in the controlled area; as well as other important topics, demonstrations and labs.

Employment & Education

Upon successful completion of this Pharmacy Compounding and Sterile Preparations program, you will have the skills necessary to gain employment in a number of capacities with the ability to prepare sterile compounds.  Job opportunities are prevalent in hospitals, compounding pharmacies, home health service, long term care facilities, and compounding pharmaceutical companies

Educational Requirements: People who are interested in attending the Pharmacy Compounding and Sterile Preparations program must have previously worked or currently work in the role of a pharmacy technician, pharmacy personnel, pharmacist and/or successfully completed a pharmacy technician program.

Please see current course catalogs for current and upcoming schedules.


Warren County Community College
475 Route 57 West
Washington NJ 07882
(908) 835-WCCC (9222)