Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

Due to Instructor health issues, this course
will not be offered Fall term 2019.


Pharmacy Technician Course will be
offered again in Spring Term 2020.


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?

What does a Pharmacy Technician do?

  • 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

Informational meetings for Spring 2020 term TBA.

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

Due to Instructor health issues, this course will not be offered Fall term 2019. Pharmacy Technician Course will be offered again in Spring Term 2020.

Prerequisites: None

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

Required textbook

The textbook you will need for the Pharmacy Technician class is listed below. Note that details such as publication edition, copyright year, and ISBN numbers will help you find the correct text when searching online. We highly recommend that you purchase the edition listed. If you buy from a site such as Powell's or Amazon.com, you can simply copy and paste the ISBN number into the search field.

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

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.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Kathy Calise at calisek@lanecc.edu.

Current term class information.