34 weeks (900 hours) instructor-led full-time training with Co-op
6 weeks in total of 240 hours
Free financial consultation available. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify.
Our Pharmacy Assistant program is designed to train students to work in community and hospital drug stores, Nursing homes and Drug Distribution Company. This diploma program covers a broad range of subjects. The students will learn drug and medical terminologies, dosage forms, pharmacy math, pharmacology, toxicology, pharmacy computer dispensing system, merchandise management system, Inventory Management, Pharmacy Legislation and ethics, the community and hospital pharmacy assistant practice in Canada Etc.
After theoretical studies, the students will co-op in the community drug stores like Shoppers’ Drug Mart, Rexall Pharma-Plus, Costco Pharmacy, Walmart Pharmacy Etc for 6 weeks in total of 240 hours.
Applicant must have Grade 12 level or a university degree or a science college diploma and demonstrated competency in English.
After students finish in-class training, students will have an opportunity to complete a minimum of 6 weeks of full-time placement in a clinical facility. Locations such as Costco Pharmacy, Shopper Drug Mart Pharmacy, Rx Pharmacy, and Target Pharmacy etc.
Graduates can work on a position in any of these fields:
- Community drug store
- Hospital drug store
- Nursing homes
- Drug Distribution Company/ Agency
- Repacking Pharmaceuticals industry
- Taking prescriptions in person or over the phone
- Read and Dispense Prescriptions
- Compounding pharmaceuticals
- Preparing aseptic products
- Inventory control
- Purchasing; merchandising
- Record keeping as required under such acts as the Food and Drugs Act
- Narcotics control
- Drug distribution
- Pre-packing pharmaceuticals
- Computer processing
- Interact with patients/customers
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