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BECOME A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
Robertson’s Pharmacy Technician program at our Winnipeg campus will prepare you for a career in Pharmacy. Robertson College in Winnipeg focuses on providing real world experiences for our students so that our graduate enter the work force prepared. We provide small class sizes, individual attention, practical training and exceptional instruction from instructors who have actually worked in the pharmacy field. At Robertson College's Winnipeg campus we don't treat our students like they are just another face in the crowd of many but as important individuals and our graduates think this makes a world of difference.
At the end of your program, you will participate in an eight-week work practicum. Once your practicum has been completed, Robertson’s Career Services will work with you to ensure you find employment after you graduate. Whether it’s after grad or twenty-five years down the road, Robertson’s Career Services will be there to help you with your career. With our post-grad Pharmacy Technician employment rate of 90%, studying for your new career could not come with less risk.
Career opportunities for Pharmacy Technicians exist in retail, institutional and long term care pharmacies across Manitoba.
To explore the possibilities of your new career - arrange a no-stress, no-pressure consultation today by filling out the form on the top right!
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Featured Instructor – Pharmacy Technician
Faculty Head, Robertson College
A Pharmacy Technician graduate, Debra has over twenty years of pharmaceutical experience in a retail environment. Debra has worked as a Certified Diabetes Meter Technician and a Pharmacy Software Trainer. She has over 10 years of experience working in the education sector as an instructor, in curriculum development and as a practicum placement coordinator and today is the Faculty Head for Pharmacy, Medical Lab and Massage Therapy Programs. Debra has been an active member of the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians (CAPT) for over 16 years and has held the position of Director of Internal Affairs and today is the Chair for the Regional Education and Outreach Committee in Manitoba. Debra has been very involved in the process and development of Regulations for Pharmacy Technicans at both the Provincial and National Levels and has sat on numerous committees and steering groups. She recently passed the PEBC Evaluating Exam and is currently pursueing National Bridging Programs in preparation for the PEBC Qualifyng Exam and Regulation in Manitoba.
What You Could Be Earning In Under A Year
$25,000 - $46,000
*wage data taken from www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Latest news from the Pharmacy Technician Faculty
We are pleased to announce a pilot project that was recently completed to address the need for interprofessional education within our Pharmacy Technician Program. We now offer ALL students an opportunity to gain experience working in a simulated community pharmacy environment with 1st and 2nd year University of Manitoba pharmacy students. This exercise provides our students with the opportunity to practice and develop skills that will be utilized in practicums and practice environments. The goal is to incorporate what the students have learned in the classroom and to be able to apply that learning to real life experiences in a community pharmacy. To view the results of the interprofessional pilot project that was completed in April of 2014,
Our Pharmacy Technician program will teach you how to:
Skillfully prepare medication inventories and compound medications
Calculate and determine proper dosages and dispense medications
Properly label and fill prescriptions
Provide necessary support to pharmacists with various duties
Effectively help patients drop off and pick up prescriptions
State-Of-The-Art Facilities, Hands-On Training
In addition to our on-campus pharmacy lab facilities, we now have an agreement with the Faculty of Pharmacy - Apotex Centre at the University of Manitoba that allows us to train our pharmacy technician students in Sterile Preparation and Dispensing using their state of the art pharmacy labs that are used to train students studying to become licensed pharmacists. This will provide the opportunity for our students to gain valuable training and experience, under the guidance of our knowledgeable Robertson College Pharmacy Technician instructors.
Why Robertson College Winnipeg?
Our Extensive Employer Network - 90%+ Employment Rate!
CCAPP Accredited Program
Our Flexible Program Schedule – New Classes Starting All Year Long!
Real World Experience With Our Eight Week Program Practicum
Hands-On Training With State-Of-The-Art Pharmacy Labs
Financial Assistance – Financial Aid Available To Those Who Qualify
View more information about our CCAPP accredited program
What Robertson College Students Are Saying
"Robertson has a proven track record of helping graduates find a position in their selected career field. Also small classes and one on one learning appeals to me. I came to Robertson to get thorough hands-on education that is presented in a way that suits my learning methods best."
Krystal Ipapo - Pharmacy Technician
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