Pharmacy Technician

Blue Mountain Community College

 in partnership with

Central Oregon Community College

The Pharmacy Technician Program is a three term, full-time, limited enrollment distance education certificate program which admits 24 students.  12 students from Central Oregon and 2 to 4 students from each partner school. 

The pharmacy technician coursework is taught online and is accessible to both COCC and partner college students throughout Oregon.  Interested students may take their pre-requisite and co-requisite coursework at the college(s) of their choice. 

Students registering for the Pharmacy Technician Program from Treasure Valley, Blue Mountain, Tillamook Bay and Southwestern Oregon Communities will be dually enrolled at Central Oregon Community College for the Pharmacy Technician Classes.

Students from the partner schools will have to travel to the Central Oregon Community College campus at least once during the Fall  term and once in the winter to complete the lab requirements for PHM100 and PHM 140  Pharmacy Tech Practice.  (Dates to be announced)

Registration for the Pharmacy Technician program is through open enrollment and seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Students must meet all program prerequisites in order to register.  Pharmacy Technician courses were developed using the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Accreditation Standards are tailored specifically to the students in the program. This program prepares students to pass the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam required to practice as a pharmacy technician in the state of Oregon.  The majority of the Pharmacy Technician classes are taught online from Central Oregon Community College.  180 hours of clinical experience in both hospital and retail pharmacy is required and will be conducted in Central Oregon as well as at the healthcare facilities near the partner schools. 


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Program Contact Information

COCC: Shannon Waller, CPhT, Program Director

Phone: (541) 318-3722


BMCC: Helen Doherty, Career Technical Advisor

Phone: 541.278.5954