Pharmacy Assistant Program

Pharmacy Assistants help licensed Pharmacists provide medication and other health care products to patients. Pharmacy Assistants usually perform routine tasks to help prepare prescribed medication, such as counting tablets and labelling bottles. They also perform administrative duties, such as answering phones, stocking shelves, and operating cash registers. Pharmacy Assistants refer any questions regarding prescriptions, drug information, or health matters to a pharmacist. CPR, First Aid and WHMIS will be completed during the program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Assist licensed pharmacists in providing medication and other health care products to patients
  • Perform tasks to help prepare prescribed medications, such as counting tablets and labelling bottles
  • Perform administrative tasks such as answering phones, stocking shelves and receiving payments

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
660 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
33 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Career Opportunities

Clinical Pharmacy Assistant
Diabetic Meter Assistant
Health Care Consultant
Medical Clerical in Research & Care Agencies
Medical Supply Firms
Pharmaceutical Firms
Retail Pharmacy Assistant
Admission Requirements:
  • Grade 12 / GED or mature student status (all transcripts must be “true certified copies” or originals). Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and may be required to do an entrance assessment (with a minimum composite score of 42).

Note: English level assessment will be required for international students (with a minimum score of 20/40 in language).

Diploma Requirements:
  • 60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete
  • CPR, First Aid and WHMIS will be completed during the program
* Pharmacy Assistant Program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Students can expect to complete one to three hours of homework per day.

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
660 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
33 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Our advisors are happy to answer any questions.

Courses List

This 33 week Diploma program requires the student to complete the following courses.

  • Theory & practice of double-entry bookkeeping
  • Complete the Accounting Cycle to closing (GL, AP, AR, Payroll, Year End)
  • Prepare Financial and Business Reports

  • MS Office Certification
  • MS Office Word editing, layout, templates, styles and
    sections, mail merge, tables, charts and desktop publishing

  • MS Office Certification
  • Plan, edit and manage worksheets (formulas/functions)

  • Computer basics/file management
  • Goal setting, note-taking, problem-solving, teamwork
  • Overview of policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate the ability to use MS Word and MS PowerPoint

  • Research, prepare and deliver presentations
  • Apply proper use of grammar principles
  • Overview of processes of communication in the workplace
  • Use MS Office PowerPoint

  • Importance of written communication within the
    business environment
  • Memos, email, letters and reports

  • Interview techniques
  • Create a Career Development Marketing Plan
  • Apply aspects of professionalism
  • Identify target markets and employment resources

  • Effective customer service and support
  • Problem-solving theory and applications

  • Anatomy and physiology as related to the body systems
  • Associate pathological conditions with the body systems
  • Define pharmacology and related terminology
  • Identify all standard medical abbreviations
  • WHMIS Certification

  • Pharmaceutical calculations
  • Intro to dispensing

  • Basic pharmacological terminology
  • Drug classification

  • Organization & structure
  • Cytotoxic drugs
  • Antiseptics, disinfectants

  • Billing practises
  • Merchandising

  • Pharmacy lab is an ongoing project done throughout the pharmacy program:
  • 20 lab hours in PH101 - Introduction to Pharmacy
  • 5 lab hours in PH105 - Aseptic Techniques
  • 15 lab hours in PH106 - Retail Applications

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
660 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
33 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Our advisors are happy to answer any questions.

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