Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician  

Do you want an in-demand career where you can take pride in working directly with patients to deliver medications and provide excellent customer service?

As a pharmacy technician, you will:

  • Process and handle medications and instruct patients in their use
  • Review prescription requests with doctors' offices and insurance companies to ensure accuracy and payment
  • Manage pharmaceutical inventory, health records, ordering and billing

The number of jobs for pharmacy technicians is expected to increase by 20 percent between 2012 and 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Demand for qualified healthcare professionals is growing as the baby boomer population ages, seeking medications to treat common ailments, and as new prescription drugs are approved and released to the American public.

Pharmacy Technician Informational Meeting:

Fall Term: Tuesday, August 27th, 2019, 5:30-6:30pm, at the Mary Spilde Downtown Center, 101 W 10th Ave, Eugene, Room 106

Attendance at an informational meeting about the program is highly recommended. The instructor will be available to answer questions about a career as a Pharmacy Technician.

Fall Term 2019 Class Information

Over three terms, students will learn the necessary skills to become a successful pharmacy technician through instructional training and cooperative work experience. This program will also prepare students to take the nationally certified PTCB exam. The first term will focus on terminology, pharmacy law, and safety.

Tuesday,and Thursday, 6-7:30 pm Oct 1-Dec 10, 2019, Downtown Campus, Rm 108, Watson, $479

Prerequisites: None

Required textbook: Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practices with Access, ISBN: 978-0-323-44356-2, 5th Edition, 2018, Author: Anthony Guerra; Karen Davis, Publisher: ELSEVIER, Cost: $84.67 approx.

To register for classes: please set up a profile on our online registration system.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education (co-op) offers students college credit and a grade for on-the-job work experience related to their educational and career goals. Through co-op, students connect theory and practice, develop skills, expand career knowledge, and make contacts for the future. Work schedules and work sites vary. Students must pass a background check, drug screen, have personal health insurance and have current immunizations to be eligible.

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Current term class information.