Pathways: Pharmacy Technician

A pharmacy technician works under a pharmacist's direction in retail pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical companies and other health care facilities. They fill orders for patients, manage third party insurance reimbursements and complete an array of other related tasks.

CLIMB's Pharmacy Technician Program students gain knowledge of the legal, professional and administrative roles of technicians and familiarity with commonly used drug classes, mechanisms of actions, and therapeutic uses. Medical terminology and anatomy and physiology concepts are also presented. Basic to advanced prescription, compounding and IV additive calculations are incorporated in a quickly paced, intensive learning environment. In addition, students gain expanded knowledge of pharmacology as well as lab experience for both retail and hospital environments.

For the start date, next steps and the application packet, visit the Pharmacy Technician website or contact Bem Hanamoto at or 971-722-6627 for more information.

Location: CLIMB Center for Advancement (near OMSI).