Do you want a career that challenges you? Do you enjoy working in a fast paced environment?
Are you a good communicator? Do you pay attention to detail? Are you interested in
helping people get well? Are you at a point in your life where you want to change
careers, but attending classes on campus is a hurdle? If so, then the Pharmacy Technician program is for you.
This curriculum was developed using accreditation standards of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Students will have a working knowledge of standards of practice, quality assurance, patient confidentiality and communication skills needed in a professional environment.
This program allows entry once per year in the fall term and is often a stepping stone to other opportunities in the field of pharmacy. Hybrid and online courses allow you to take the majority of classes remotely.
COCC is the only community college east of the Cascades to offer the Pharmacy Technician certificate.
This three-term program was developed to prepare individuals for employment in the pharmacy industry. Pharmacy technicians are skilled workers who are educated and trained to work in a pharmacy and assist in all areas of the pharmacy not requiring the professional judgment of the registered pharmacist. Some current practice areas for the pharmacy technician include retail, hospital, chemotherapy, nuclear medicine, compounding, home health, manufacturing, disease state management, and mail order and insurance claim specialists. The pharmacy technician processes prescriptions and medication orders and plays an integral role in maintaining the pharmacy department.
To learn more or enroll, please contact:
Shannon Waller, MEd, CPhT - Program Director
An inside look at COCC's Pharmacy Technician Training Program
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