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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?

Prepare for the certification exam

Lane Community College’s Pharmacy Technician course is a two-term short term training, which will prepare you to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national exam to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician in Oregon.

Short Term Training


Our certification preparation courses are offered entirely online, to fit your schedule. You’ll even have the opportunity to add a work experience in a pharmacy to help you stand out in the job market.

2 terms 60 hours over two terms
$429 Per term


After completing both terms, you’ll be well prepared to sit for the national PTCB certification exam - 91% of students who complete the certification courses pass their certification exam. After you complete your exam, you'll be ready to start your new career as a Pharmacy Technician.

Not sure which is for you? Learn more about the types of degrees & certificates Lane has to offer

Fall Term Announcement

  • Pharmacy Technician Part 1 will be offered Fall term 2023.
  • Registration for Fall term 2023 begins on Aug 29 at 7 am

PTCB Approved

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

Course Curriculum

First Term

  • Pharmacy and Health Care
  • The Professional Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Laws, Regulations, and Ethics
  • Information
  • Terminology
  • Calculations
  • Prescriptions
  • Routes and Formulations
  • PTCE Blueprint and ExCPT blueprints Review
  • Review the Top 200 Most Prescribed Drugs (in the U.S.)
  • During this term students will also apply for their initial pharmacy technician license through the Oregon Board of Pharmacy.

Second Term

  • Nonsterile Compounding
  • Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique
  • Basic Biopharmaceutics
  • Factors Affecting Drug Activity
  • Common Drugs and Their Uses
  • Inventory Managements
  • Financial Issues
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Other Environments
  • Commonly Refrigerated Drugs
  • How to Apply for the PTCE/ExCPT Exams
  • Review the Top 200 Most Prescribed Drugs (in the U.S.)

During this term students will receive their initial pharmacy license through the Oregon Board of Pharmacy, provided they have passed the state background check. An optional third term is discussed for students who show strong work ethic and understanding of basic pharmacy and customer service elements.

Contact Us



Emily Shaw, Health Professions Project Coordinator

Ready to learn more?

Dawn, Gee, and Rosa-Maria, the admissions staff

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Admissions Office
Building 1, Room 102
Lane Community College
4000 E. 30th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405
M-T in person, 8:30-5:00 pm
F in person, 8:30-2:00 pm