Program Preparation and Prerequisites

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Prerequisite courses:

  • WR 115 (“C” or better) or placement into WR 121;
  • MTH 95 or (“C” or better) or placement into MTH 111
  • CS 120 (“C” or better)

    *Note: Students must take Human Anatomy and Physiology as part of the Pharmacy Technician program. Two choices area available:

  1. BI 231, BI 232, BI 233, through BMCC- CH110 is a prerequisite to these biology courses
  2. AH 121, AH 122, Body Structure Functions through South Western Oregon Community College (SWOCC) Distance Education course.BMCC students wanting to take this course will need to apply to SWOCC.*There is a COMPASS read placement test score of 80 or higher to enroll in the AH 121 course. For more information about registration process with SWOCC please contact the school:

    SWOCC Coos Campus


    Southwestern Oregon Community College
    1988 Newmark Avenue
    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

    Students must provide verification (BMCC Official Transcript) to COCC 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.

    APPLY TO COCC (Application available online at

    Required prior to entry into the pharmacy technician program:

    • High school diploma or GED;
    • WR 115 (“C” or better) or placement into WR 121;
    • MTH 70 or (“C” or better) or placement into MTH 95
    • CS 120 (“C” or better)
  • Current American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Providers certification;
  • Complete COCC Online Orientation
  • Documentation of completion of immunizations (Hepatitis B, Tdap, MMR, Varicella)
  • 2 Step TB testing (PPD) or blood draw (IGRA)
  • Pass Criminal History Checks (CHC) and a 10 panel urine drug screen with verified credentials.
  • As of July 1, 2014, the Oregon Health Authority requires students to have a Healthcare Provider – Professional Rescuer card.

 Please contact the COCC Allied Health department with any questions