Portland, Oregon Pharmacy Technology Program

Classes start on January 12, 2015

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Take a Closer Look at Becoming a Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians or “pharmacy techs” fill prescriptions safely and accurately under the supervision of licensed pharmacists, in addition to other tasks, including:

  • Receiving, verifying and preparing prescriptions
  • Maintaining patient profiles and histories
  • Understanding the legal and ethical guidelines of dispensing medications
  • Performing employer-specific tasks expected of the position
  • Communicating with patients, co-workers and supervisors

Make Becoming a Pharmacy Tech Your Cure For Your Career

Pharmacy techs have a bright future ahead of them. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022.*That means any number of retail and hospital pharmacies will be looking for trained, professional, and dedicated pharmacy technicians to join their teams.

Carrington Has the Right Prescription to Build Your Confidence

The Pharmacy Technology program at the Carrington’s Portland campus includes a special mix of instruction in three important areas: Classroom, Lab, and Externship. You’ll have a working externship – where you’ll join a professional pharmacy team and fill prescriptions for actual patients. This modern approach to learning not only helps you to learn the material quickly, it also helps you build confidence in your skills and abilities. So when you graduate, you’ll know that you have what it takes to become a professional pharmacy technician.

We’ll Even Prepare You For the national Certification Exam

Graduates of this program are eligible and prepared for the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) national certification exam.** This important credential is needed for your professional license and a valuable qualification for employers who are hiring.

Earn Your Certificate of Achievement

At Carrington’s Portland campus, students can earn a Certificate of Achievement in Pharmacy Technology. You’ll enjoy many of the things that make Carrington College a great choice for your education, including caring instructors and classmates, a helpful administrative staff and an educational program designed to prepare you for the real world.