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Pharmacy Assistant


Faculty:School of Health and Public Safety
Field of Study:Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Length:5 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,652


As our population grows and ages, there is a vital need for trained professionals to provide pharmacy-related assistance. This program trains students to become knowledgeable and skilled pharmacy assistants. Theory is taught in class and practiced in the laboratory. A 160-hour retail fieldwork practicum completes the training. The pharmacy assistant is responsible for receiving prescriptions, preparing drugs, undertaking clerical and computer duties, managing inventory and providing customer service.

Pharmacy assistants must always work directly under the supervision and guidance of the pharmacist and/or pharmacy technician. They allow the pharmacist to spend more time with the client in his or her care.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 English 
Admission requirements

Completion of the following courses or equivalents with an overall average of at least 60%:

Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or Pure Math 30 or Applied Math 30
English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2.

All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 May 04, 2020