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About the Pharmacy Assistant Diploma Program

Are you interested in working in a pharmacy setting?  Pharmacy Assistants work under the supervision of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians and play an integral role in both retail and institutional pharmacies.  Duties may include preparing drug compounds, preparing, packaging and labelling prescriptions, maintaining drug storage, assisting patients, reconciling third party insurance claims and much more!

Take this course at one of the following campuses
  • calgary

Program Learning Outcomes

Prepare for your new career in Pharmacy with our entry-level Pharmacy Assistant diploma program.  In this program, you will:

  • Be introduced to human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology
  • Learn medical terminology and pharmacology of drug classes
  • Be trained in community and institutional pharmacy procedures
  • Learn pharmacy assistant math calculations
  • Learn how to work efficiently in a pharmacy setting

Career opportunities for Pharmacy Assistants exist in retail, institutional and long-term care pharmacies all across Alberta.

Pharmacy Assistant Program Practicum

At the end of your program, you will participate in a 4-week practicum in a pharmacy setting where you will gain valuable work experience before transitioning into your career.

what you could be earning in less than one year$31,200 - $43,680wage data taken from:
program duration20 Weeks
  • Benefit from small classes and hands-on interactive learning
  • Learn in a simulated and fully-equipped pharmacy lab setting
  • Learn from experienced industry instructors with many years of experience working in the pharmacy setting
  • Benefit from a dedicated Career Services department that will help you prepare for your job search and help connect you to local employers through our Robertson College Employer Network
  • Financial assistance is available to those who qualify
  • Learn from experienced industry instructors with many years of experience working in the pharmacy setting

Calgary Events

Pharmacy Programs Information Session

As our population continues to grow and age, there is a strong demand for trained health care professionals who are able to provide pharmacy-related assistance. If you are interested in working within a pharmacy setting, you are invited to join us for a 1-hour Information Session where you will find out more about the Pharmacy Technician and Pharmacy Assistanct programs.  The information session is free to attend; pre-register online or call 587.331.8233 to reserve your seat. [More Info]

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