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Wesley Usyak Program Coordinator/Instructor Pharmacy Technology Program

Wesley Usyak, CPhT, M.Ed

Program Coordinator /Clinical Sr. Instructor

Office: Roy F. Christensen Complex (RFC) Room 150

(208) 282-4142


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

Career Highlights

  • 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.