Wesley Usyak, CPhT, M.Ed
Program Coordinator /Clinical Sr. Instructor
Office: Roy F. Christensen Complex (RFC) Room 150
Professional Work Experience
- M.Ed- Master of Education-Adult Education and Training, 2012, American Intercontinental University
- B.B.A.- Bachelor of Business Administration- Healthcare Management- 2010- American Intercontinental University
- A.A.S.- Associate of Business Administration- 2008- American Intercontinental University
- CPhT- Certified Pharmacy Technician- 20 Years
- Certified Sterile and Non-sterile Compounding Technician/Instructor- 7 years
- Licensed/Registered Pharmacy Technician in Illinois, Minnesota, and now Idaho
- Certified from the National Pharmacy Technician Association in Intravenous, Chemotherapy and Extemporaneous Compounding of Medications
- Teaching and Instructing for the last 10 years graduating roughly 300 Pharmacy Technicians!
Favorite Professional Experience
During my professional career, one of the most rewarding things was becoming an instructor. I worked for two different pharmacies during my professional experience. Each pharmacy has taught me the valuable skills needed in being a pharmacy technician.
A Little About Me…
In 2007, I made a decision to leave my current role as a certified pharmacy technician and discovered an opportunity to start teaching at Job Corps. Job Corps was a vocational institution for disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16-24. Individuals were given the opportunity to earn a GED/vocational trade. I was nervous about teaching students and my first 6 months were the hardest. Although, I remembered my two previous managers in the back of my mind saying “Any new journey will have some bumps in the road. It is finding a way around the bumps and learning the value from the bumps as well.” I have taken that advice throughout my teaching career. It has helped me become a better instructor and allows me to see the value in everything I do as teacher and/or program director. I enjoy preparing someone for a career field that they can have for the rest of their lives.