Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

Spring Term Announcement

The Pharmacy Technician Course will be offered online to students registered for Spring Term 2020.

If you are already registered for Spring 2020 term, you will receive information on how to access the online course in the next ten days.

If you have not received instructions by April 3, contact program director Kathy Calise at

PTCB Approved

Lane Community College is a
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Recognized Education/Training Program

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.

Prerequisites: None
To register for classes: please set up a profile on our online registration system.


The cost for the Pharmacy Technician course is $409.

Required Textbook

Registered students need to call 1-800-348-3777 to order the textbook and optional workbook. If purchased as a bundle you will save 10%. Tell the person answering the phone that you are taking a class at Lane Community College.
ISBN# 9781640432208

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

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Kathy Calise
Program Director

Current term class information.