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Program Information

School:New Brunswick Community College
Faculty:Moncton and Saint John Campus
Field of Study:Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Description:July 1, 2014 marked a dramatic change in the practice of pharmacy in New Brunswick. As pharmacists expand their scope, spending increasing amounts of time in direct patient care, the opportunity for pharmacy technicians to take more responsibility in patient care has created a need for regulation of pharmacy technicians. Our program, nationally accredited by the Canadian Council of Accreditation for Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP), combines an exciting blend of theory, lab classes and applied workplace experiences in hospital and community pharmacies. You will learn the technical facets of pharmacy practices that will ensure a high standard of patient care and the safe distribution of drug products in varied practice settings.

"[Registered] pharmacy technicians use their knowledge and skills to undertake their expanded scope of practice which allows activities such as transcribing verbal orders, transferring prescriptions and checking the technical aspects of a prescription." (NAPRA Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice) You will work collaboratively with the pharmacist and other health care professionals with the common goal of achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes.

The ever-changing world that is the often fast-paced pharmacy profession is an exciting road to travel. Start your journey in the Pharmacy Technician Program at the New Brunswick Community College today.
URL:Pharmacy Technician at New Brunswick Community College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $3,250
National: $3,250

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Careers:Pharmacy Technicians

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade11 Geometry and Applications 
  •  Grade11 Functions and Relations 
  •  Grade11 Biology  or  Grade11 Chemistry  or  Grade11 Physics 

High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency Foundations of Mathematics 110 or Geometry and Applications in Mathematics 112 and Functions and Relations 112 Biology 112 or 122 Chemistry 112 or 122

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 10, 2018