A rewarding career in pharmacy

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, then preparing, packaging and labeling them for clientele, maintaining drug storage, assisting patients and reconciling third party insurance claims.

Take this course at one of the following campuses
  • calgary
  • edmonton

Program Highlights

From helping prepare prescribed medication, counting tablets, and preparing labels to handling customer inquiries in-person and over the phone, operating the cash register and stocking shelves, Pharmacy Assistants play an integral role in the efficient operation of a pharmacy.

  • Gain theory, lab, and practicum experiences so you can transition easily into your new work setting
  • Be introduced to Community and Institutional Pharmacy procedures so you can be prepared to work in a variety of pharmacy settings
  • Learn the basic math calculations used by Pharmacy Assistants in retail and hospital pharmacies
  • Be introduced to basic human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and medical terminology that will help you identify the major classes of drugs to treat different conditions

Pharmacy Assistant Program Practicum

At the end of the classroom portion of the program, you will participate in a full time practicum in a pharmacy setting where you will gain valuable work experience and be able to perform the duties learned in the classroom and lab within a real-world pharmacy setting.

what you could be earning in less than one year$28,288 - $41,808wage data taken from: jobbank.gc.ca
program duration26 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

Career Opportunities

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

Let’s Get Started

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