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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians are an integral part of the health care team. They play an important role in the technical elements of prescription preparation and dispensing, and they collaborate with pharmacists and other health care professionals to ensure the best possible patient outcomes.

Program Information

Start Date

May 06, 2024

Domestic Availability

Waitlisted

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

PHM

Delivery

Hybrid

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Contact

Katie Roy

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2112.61 per semester*

International Tuition

$8552.34 per semester*

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Canadian Students

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September 03, 2024

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

PHM

Delivery

Hybrid

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Contact

Katie Roy

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2261.96 per semester*

International Tuition

$8757.92 per semester*

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Canadian Students

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January 06, 2025

Domestic Availability

Coming Soon

International Availability

Coming Soon

Program Code

PHM

Delivery

Hybrid

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Contact

Katie Roy

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2261.96 per semester*

International Tuition

$8757.92 per semester*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

*International tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

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As a pharmacy technician you will work very closely with pharmacists to achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes for patients. Your work can include the technical aspects of prescriptions such as performing product preparation and distribution functions, health promotion and education such as medical device training or coordination of health clinic days, med reconciliation and inventory control. Pharmacy technicians work in collaboration with the pharmacy team and other health professionals to ensure continuity of care.

Fleming College’s Pharmacy Technician program has been awarded the status of Full Accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAP). Graduates of programs accredited by CCAP, are well-prepared and eligible to write the national pharmacy technician qualifying examination.

Pharmacy technicians are able to register with the Ontario College of Pharmacists and are eligible to use the RPhT (Registered Pharmacy Technician) designation.

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
  • specialized pharmacies
  • third-party insurance companies
  • computer software development companies
  • government

A pharmacy technician’s ability to communicate is critical in the delivery of safe and effective patient care. English language proficiency is required to be successful in this field.

Our program is accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP), and applicants must provide documentation of language proficiency. There are several ways to demonstrate proficiency:

  • You have passed the language proficiency test that meets the NAPRA Language Proficiency Requirements for Licensure as a Pharmacy Technician in Canada; or
  • You have Graduated from a high school in Canada with three consecutive, first language English or French courses/credits; or
  • You have graduated from a Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEP) in Quebec with three consecutive, first language English or French courses/credits; or
  • You have an undergraduate degree from a university in Canada, whose instruction was provided in English or French.

For more information on The Canadian Pharmacy Language proficiency requirements: Language Proficiency Requirements for Licensure as a Pharmacy Technician in Canada.

Your program has mandatory requirements which may include a criminal reference check, first aid, CPR-C, etc. For more information, please see the Non Academic Requirements page.

Failure to provide any of the required Non Academic Field Requirements by the specified due date will result in an inability to participate in the mandatory placement components of the program.

Placement is an integral component of the Pharmacy Technician program. In order to provide high quality placements for each student, travel outside the Peterborough area will be required. Placements are scheduled as two, four- week blocks to facilitate accommodation and or travel arrangements. Hospital placement start /end dates may vary based on the needs of the hospital and dates may extend outside of the semester.

You will have clinical experiences, in hospitals and community/Long Term Care settings in semester three and four of the program. Students in the Pharmacy Technician program are required to secure their own community placement site in Semester 3.

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
Textbook Cost $1,300.00 $140.00 $250.00
Kit Cost $300.00 $100.00
Field Placement expenses Travel and / or parking costs - varies depending on placement location Travel and / or parking costs - varies depending on placement location
Uniforms/program shirts $30 shirt
(mandatory)
Professional Exam Cost $3000
(after graduation)
NARS Cost Police Check $50, TB test $50, Mask Fit $50
Portfolio Builders

  • Practice safely within a legal, ethical and professional framework in practice settings.
  • Process prescriptions accurately in compliance with pertinent legislation and established standards, policies and procedures in practice settings.
  • Prepare pharmaceutical products for dispensing in compliance with pertinent legislation and established standards, policies and procedures in practice settings.
  • Release pharmaceutical products in compliance with pertinent legislation and established standards, policies and procedures in practice settings.
  • Collaborate with the pharmacist and other health care providers to optimize the patient's health and well-being within the scope of practice of the pharmacy technician.
  • Promote quality assurance by performing effective and efficient administrative functions in practice settings.
  • Optimize medication therapy management and product distribution using current technologies in practice settings.
  • Develop and implement effective strategies for ongoing personal and professional development that support currency, competence, ethics and values in the pharmacy sector.

Students applying to Pharmacy Technician must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English*, Grade 12 C Math*, Grade 11 U or Grade 12 C Chemistry*, Grade 11 C Biology

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized here.

Bachelor of Arts (General) in Community Health
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 15 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Brock University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Public Health
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Brock University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Health Sciences in Workplace Health and Wellness
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative average
  • Possess ENG4U (Grade 12 University English) or equivalent with a course grade of 65%.
  • Possess SBI4U (Grade 12 University Biology) or equivalent.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Humber College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Allied Health Science
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Ontario Tech Allied Health Sciences Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 57 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Commerce
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th semester standing in an 8-semester program.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

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