Pharmacy Technician Advisory Committee
Pharmacy technicians in Washington and Oregon are employed in hospitals and outpatient
facilities. They assist licensed pharmacists in dispensing medications, assist with
compounding and IV drug preparation, take inventory, stock supplies, type prescription
labels, and perform other assignments as allowed by law. Pharmacy technicians, by
law, are employed under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Both chain
and community retail pharmacies, as well as all hospitals, employ pharmacy technicians.
The profession of pharmacy requires highly motivated and trained technicians to provide the drug preparation and distributive functions that support the medication management and pharmaceutical care duties of the pharmacist.
Vision Statement of the Pharmacy Technician Program
"The vision of the Pharmacy Technician program at Clark College is to develop prepared, exceptional pharmacy technicians for their evolving role in healthcare though education and ongoing support."