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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

Why Robertson College calgary?

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.

what you could be earning in less than one yearUp to $40,000wage data taken from: workingincanada.gc.ca
program duration20 Weeks
  • Benefit from small classes and hands-on interactive learning
  • Learn from experienced industry instructors with many years of experience working in the pharmacy setting
  • Learn in a simulated and fully-equipped pharmacy lab setting
  • Gain real work experience with a 4 week practicum
  • Financial assistance is available to those who qualify

Calgary Events

Pharmacy Technician Information Session

Join us at our upcoming free 1-hour Pharmacy Technician program information session. Hosted by Barb Nicholson, our lead instructor for this program, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the program, job responsibilities and the process for becoming a registered Pharmacy Technician in the province of Alberta.  To RSVP, please register online or call 587.331.8233.

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or call (587) 794-4476