Pharmacy Technician

Program Overview

Pharmacy technicians are considered valued and essential members of Ontario's healthcare team. They are healthcare professionals who are able to prepare, dispense and compound medications. They also receive, order and manage inventory, interact with patients and a variety of health care providers and assist in the provision of pharmaceutical care and pharmacy services. The Pharmacy Technician program is accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP)

BENEFITS

 

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively with patients, pharmacists, other colleagues and with healthcare providers within the scope of the profession

  • Receive and prioritize written prescriptions and verbal requests accurately in compliance with legislation and established standards, policies and procedures

  • Dispense pharmaceutical products accurately, efficiently and in compliance with legislation and established standards, policies and procedures

  • Release pharmaceutical products in compliance with legislation and established standards, policies and procedures

 

CAREER OUTLOOK

  • The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for a fulfilling career in community, hospital or corporate pharmacies. The market of pharmacy technicians is booming and job opportunities are plentiful.

  • Graduates are eligible to pursue the process to become a Registered Pharmacy Technician (RPhT) with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP).

 

PROGRAM OUTLINE

 

Semester 1

   College Communications 2

   Ethics in Business

   Community Pharmacy Computers

   Pharmaceutical Calculations* 

   Community Practice Theory*

   Professional Practice & Drug Programs*

   Community Pharmacy Dispensing Practice 1*

 

Semester 2

   General Eductaion Elective

   Home Health Care and Non-Prescription                                       Products

   Compounding*

   Community Pharmacy Placement*

   Introduction to Pharmacology

   Community Pharmacy Dispensing Practice 2*

   

Semester 3

   College Communications 3

   Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to                                                      Social Action

   Aseptic Techniques Principles 1*

   Institution Dispensing 1*

   Institution Communication and Operations

   Advanced Pharmacology

   Anatomy and Physiology

 

Semester 4

   Institutuition Dispensing 2*

   Aseptic Techniques Principles 2*

   Integrated Practice and Career Development

   Pharmacy Management*

   Final Pharmacy Placement*

   

*Requires a minimum B grade. All other courses require a minimum C grade.

Note: Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results.