1 Academic years  |  34 Weeks  |  680 Total Hrs  480 Theory Hrs  |  200 Hrs Practicum

Program Summary

Pharmacy Assistant

Bay River College’s one-year Pharmacy Assistant diploma program covers the diverse topics required to successfully work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, including basic pharmacology, drug and medical terminology and pharmaceutical best practices. Students in this program also learn fundamental concepts in medical ethics and personal safety.

The Pharmacy Assistant diploma program prepares students for a challenging and rewarding career assisting licensed pharmacists in the day-to-day operations of a pharmacy. Students acquire the necessary skills to fill orders, manage client information, prepare and process paperwork, and breakdown prescriptions. In addition, students receive hands-on training with leading pharmaceutical management software. Students will also learn how to effectively manage inventory and handle a variety of crucial administrative tasks.

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Career Opportunities

Pharmacy Assistant diploma program students complete their education with 200 hours of practicum experience

Graduates of the Pharmacy Assistant Diploma Program can look forward to diverse career opportunities within the healthcare industry, including positions at retail pharmacies,
health care facilities, industrial pharmacies, pharmaceutical laboratories, clinics, mail-order/on-line pharmacies, pharmaceutical wholesalers and departments within the federal government.

 

Why Choose Pharmacy Assistant diploma program

 The graduates to this course can work in many setups such as hospitals, retail pharmacies, industrial pharmaceutical labs, online pharmacies and traders who deal in wholesaling medicines. This is a very respectful career.  

Admission
Requirement

Standard Admission:

  • Optimum age requirement is 18 years or older.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, or
  • High School Diploma equivalent will be from other provinces in Canada, or
  • Successful completion of the bayriver College Admission Test (Wonderlic Test) minimum score required (310) on verbal skills exam, or
  • A Canadian Language Bench mark 5 or equivalent (TOFEL, IELTS)
  • Successful entrance interview with bayriver College Administration
  • High school diploma will be verified by diploma and/or transcripts.

Mature Admission:

  • Minimum age requirement of 18 years or older.
  • Have been out of school for two years.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, or
  • High School Diploma equivalent will be from other provinces in Canada, or
  • Successful completion of the bayriver College Admission Test (Wonderlic Test), or
  • A Canadian Language Bench mark 5 or equivalent (TOFEL, IELTS)
  • Successful entrance interview with Bay River College Administration.
  • High school diploma will be verified by diploma and/or transcripts.

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Latest updates

March 15, 2020 update – Bay River College Calgary Campus.