Pharmacy Assistant

Program Accreditation: Diploma

Program Duration: 900 Total Hrs: Theory 800 Hrs; Internship (Co-op Work Experience) 100 Hrs.

Program Overview
The Pharmacy Assistant Diploma Program provides an overview of the theory, principles, and practices of the pharmacy assistant. Areas of study include accurately and safely processing prescriptions, aseptic techniques, controlling inventory, keeping accurate and confidential records, third-party billing, acting within relevant legislation, and effectively communicating orally and in writing.

Admission Requirement
An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**; or
be at least 18 years of age or older and pass an entry test

Career Opportunity
Potential entry-level employment opportunities will be in direct practice settings such as pharmacies in the community, the hospital, and other health-care facilities. Graduates may also find jobs in direct practice settings such as the pharmaceutical industry, computer software sales and support, and third-party payer organizations.

Course Description
Community Pharmacy Practice
Pharmaceutical Fundamentals
Anatomy and Body Systems
Pharmaceutical Calculations
Legislation and Jurisprudence
Computers in Pharmacy
Hospital Pharmacy
Aseptic Technique/Sterile Products
Interpersonal/Communication Skills
Diabetic and Medical Devices

Internship (Co-op Work Experience)

This Course will provide the students 100 hours’ practical experience in community and hospital/institutional pharmacy settings.

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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