Pharmacy Technician (Central Oregon Community College)
TBCC has developed a partnership with Central Oregon Community College (COCC), Tillamook Regional Medical Center, and local businesses to provide training for pharmacy technicians in Tillamook County. This certificate is granted by COCC. TBCC offers program prerequisites, general education, and related coursework. All pharmacy technology courses are offered by Central Oregon Community College and require admission to their program as detailed below. Estimated cost of this program for tuition, fees, books, and supplies is $5,656. In addition to standard tuition, student fees and textbooks, students should anticipate the following program costs:
Career & Program Description
The pharmacy technician curriculum was developed using the accreditation standards of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and is tailored specifically to the students in the program. This program prepares students to pass the National Pharmacy Technician Certification exam required by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy to practice as a pharmacy technician in the state of Oregon. To earn a certificate of completion all required courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better and students must maintain a 2.0 overall GPA or higher.
This three-term program is developed to prepare individuals for employment in the pharmacy industry. Some current practice areas for the pharmacy technician include retail, hospital, manufacturing, disease
Topics of study include medical terminology, anatomy and functions of the human body, therapeutic classification and drug names, pharmacy procedures, pharmaceutical calculations, pharmacy law and interpersonal communications. Students will have a working knowledge of sterile technique, standards of practice, quality assurance and patient confidentiality. In addition, students will develop and practice communication skills needed to function in a professional setting. In order to gain workplace experience, students will also participate in a hospital and retail pharmacy practicum.
Criminal Charges or Convictions
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 fall term, must also achieve a final grade of “C” or better in order to begin the program. Failure to do so may result in removal from the program eligibility list.
TBCC Prerequisites & General Education Courses
|PHM 100||Introduction to Pharmacy Tech||3|
|PHM 101||Law & Ethics for Pharmacy Technicians||3|
|PHM 120||Drug Class and Therapeutics I||3|
|PHM 110||Pharmacy Calculations||3|
|PHM 130||Drug Class and Therapeutics II||3|
|PHM 140||Pharmacy Tech Procedures||4|
|PHM 181||Pharmacy Tech Seminar or||1|
|PHM 190||Practicum I Hospital/Inst (Su)||3|
|PHM 191||Practicum II Retail/Community (Su)||3|
*Pharmacy courses must be taken in sequence of terms. Terms indicated as Fall (F), Winter (W), Spring (Sp), Summer (Su).
Pharmacy Technician Certificate: 44 credits
Degrees and Certificates
See the catalog(pdf) for the information regarding program requirements.
- Pharmacy Technician Certificate Career Pathway Worksheet
For more information contact Career Education Advising (503) 842-8222 x1145.