As a Pharmacy Technician, you will be a valued and essential member of Ontario’s healthcare team, working under the direction and supervision of pharmacists.
Pharmacy technicians provide necessary technical services related to:
- preparing, labelling and providing medications
- managing third party drug plan claims, medical device training, dispensary management
- prescription product verification (in some settings)
- ordering, receiving and managing inventories
- interacting with patients and a variety of health care providers
- assisting in the provision of pharmaceutical care and pharmacy services.
Join this growing field and assist registered pharmacists in the pharmaceutical industry.
Is this You?
This program will appeal to you if you enjoy being precise and accurate in your work, are attentive to details and enjoy helping others. You like to work both independently and as a team member, with the ability to take initiative within your scope of practice. Good customer relations and excellent communication skills are also important.
When you complete your Pharmacy Technician diploma program, you'll be ready to take a position in a variety of companies or institutions, such as:
- retail pharmacies
- long-term care facilities
- hospital pharmacies
- pharmaceutical manufacturers
- specialized pharmacies
- third-party insurance companies
- computer software development companies
Minimum Admission Requirements
OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including:
- Grade 12 English (C)
- Grade 12 Mathematics (C)
- Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C)
- Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (C)
When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted.
If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.
All applicants will be required to achieve credit in all mandatory sciences through Secondary School or through Academic Upgrading programs.
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