Pharmacy Assistant

Program Accreditation: Diploma

Program Duration:
1075 Total Hrs.: Theory 875 Hrs; Internship (Co-op Work Experience) 200 Hrs.

Program Overview
The Evergreen College Pharmacy Assistant program covers diverse topics required to successfully work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, including basic pharmacology, drug and medical terminology and best practices. Students in this program will also be well versed in ethics and personal safety. The Pharmacy Assistant program prepares students for a challenging and rewarding career assisting licensed pharmacists in the operations of running a pharmacy. Students will acquire the necessary skills required to fill orders, manage client information, prepare and process paperwork, identify breakdowns for prescriptions as well as train with leading pharmaceutical computer software. Students will also learn how to effectively manage inventory and handle a number of administrative duties involved in this rewarding career.

Admission Requirement

Standard Admission:
1. Minimum age requirement of 18 years or older.
2. High School Diploma or equivalent, or
3. High School Diploma equivalent will be from other provinces in Canada, or
4. Successful completion of the Evergreen College Admission Test (Wonderlic Test) minimum score required (310) on verbal skills exam, or
5. A Canadian Language Bench mark 5 or equivalent (TOFEL, IELTS)
6. Successful entrance interview with Evergreen College Administration
7. High school diploma will be verified by diploma and/or transcripts.

Mature Admission:
1. Minimum age requirement of 18 years or older.
2. Have been out of school for two years.
3. High School Diploma or equivalent, or
4. High School Diploma equivalent will be from other provinces in Canada, or
5. Successful completion of the Evergreen College Admission Test (Wonderlic Test), or
6. A Canadian Language Bench mark 5 or equivalent (TOFEL, IELTS)
7. Successful entrance interview with Evergreen College Administration
8. High school diploma will be verified by diploma and/or transcripts.

Career Opportunity
Graduates of the Pharmacy Assistant program can look forward to career opportunities in a number of related fields, including: retail pharmacies (privately owned or as part of a chain), health care facilities, industrial pharmacies, pharmaceutical laboratories, clinics, mail-order/online pharmacies , pharmaceutical wholesalers and the federal Government.

Course Description
Computer Fundamentals
Medical Terminology
Anatomy and Disease
Introduction to Pharmacology
Legislation and Jurisprudence
Computer in Pharmacy
Occupational Safety & WHMIS
Pharmacy Calculations
Compounding
Aseptic Technique / Non Sterile / Institutional Pharmacy Practice
Community Pharmacy/ Inventory
Interpersonal Communication Skills
Employment and Customer Service
Job Search Skills
Internship

This Course will provide the students 200 hours’ practical experience in the real-world business. This course has 3 objectives: 1) Demonstration of student’s professionalism reflected by attendance, reliability, self-awareness, respect, and commitment to client centered service. 2) Opportunity for student to use their new technical skills; observe and integrate into pharmaceutical industry; work on soft skills/communication skills; network with industry colleagues; gain reference(s); add experience to their resume; possibly gain extended employment or referral; and receive evaluation from Employer. Open communication is maintained throughout the work term between Learners, Hosts and Student. 3) Understanding the importance of proper documentation of professional work.

Career Services plays a major role in shaping the learning experience. From the first day, to well after graduation, Career Services is constantly working to provide guidance, resources, opportunities, and assistance. As a school with a diverse student body, our goal is to bridge the gap between the classroom and the employment world, while understanding Canadian workplace cultures and professional behaviours.

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