Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician COCC1

Attention New Students! Fall 2015 cohort registration will start in May.

Please call or email for an appointment:

Shannon Waller, Program Director at 541-318-3722 or email

Office Hours Winter term only: M/W 1030-1130am and 130-230pm, Thursdays 2-3pm.  All other times by appointment.

  • The next pharmacy technician cohort is scheduled to begin in the Fall Term of 2014.
  • Department approval is required to register for these classes. 
  • Enrollment is first come-first served for the first 16 students who have completed program preparation and prerequisites. 
  • Priority registration is given to currently enrolled certificate/degree-seeking students who have completed the highest number of credits at COCC.   Therefore, completing the prerequisites does not guarantee you a seat in the cohort. 

New Oregon Health Authority law effective July 1, 2014

Per the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 409-030-0100, beginning July 1, 2014, health profession students will need to meet a standardized, universal set of administrative requirements prior to doing clinical training in Oregon. For most students, satisfying the requirements once will be sufficient for all subsequent clinical training experiences. The consensus requirements were developed with input from a wide range of training programs, clinical sites, and regulatory agencies. See the  OHA Student Information Sheet for more details.

Required prior to entry into the Pharmacy Technician Program (PHM courses):

  • Documentation of completion of a Criminal Background Check.
  • Documentation of completion of a 10-panel drug screen.
  • Documentation of completion of required immunizations.
    • The student must follow the college process on obtaining this information as listed on the Pharmacy Technician Website.  Students are responsible for the cost of providing these documents. (See related links on right)


WR 65, 75 or 95 or Placement into WR 121
MTH 95 or Placement into MTH 111 (NEW) (Click here for more information)

Pass Computer Competency or CIS 120

*May vary between partner schools

Students must provide verification that the prerequisite courses or competencies have been completed. All courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better. Students enrolled in these courses during the summer term, must also achieve a final grade of “C” or better in order to begin the program.

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