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 Pharmacy Technician
SchoolBow Valley College
LocationCalgary, AB, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 5,417
Full-time Graduate: 6,628
Length60 Week(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
Prerequisites NotesA high school diploma or its equivalent with 60% in Mathematics 12, Biology 12 and Chemistry 12, and 60% in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2 is required. You must score at least 70% on math skills assessment (administered after application is reviewed). You must be able to type at least 30 words per minute on keyboarding assessment (administered after application is reviewed). Proficient manual dexterity is essential. Applicants should have basic computer skills and be detail-oriented with the ability to problem-solve and multi-task.
National: $9,107

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DescriptionRegistered Pharmacy Technicians have an expanded scope of practice that includes responsibilities such as performing final checks on prescriptions and receiving verbal orders from prescribers. Other tasks include compounding mixtures, dispensing medications, or preparing sterile products such as eye drop compounds or intravenous mixtures. Demand is increasing and pharmacy technicians can earn up to $37/hour.

With over 350 lab hours in a state-of-the-art facility, this program integrates cutting-edge technology and emphasizes hands-on training to produce competitive dispensary-ready graduates. Students learn to prepare sterile products in authentic certified sterile production hoods and operate a PACMED® high-speed automated medication packager.
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