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 Pharmacists and Technicians prepare prescribed medication to handling incoming phone inquiries, operating the cash registers and stocking shelves, Pharmacy Assistants play an integral role in the efficient operation of a pharmacy.

  • Gain theory, lab, and practicum experience so you can transition easily into your new workplace
  • 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 that Pharmacy Assistants are required to use when working 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 used to treat different conditions

Pharmacy Assistant Program Practicum

Upon completion 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 a classroom and lab in a real-world pharmacy setting.

what you could be earning in less than one year$28,000 - $57,700wage data taken from: jobbank.gc.ca
program duration26 Weeks
  • Benefit from small classes and hands-on interactive learning
  • Learn in a fully-equipped pharmacy lab setting
  • Learn from experienced industry instructors that are passionate about sharing their knowledge
  • Benefit from a dedicated Career Services department that will help you prepare for your job search and help connect you with local employers in your field
  • Financial assistance is available to those who qualify

Career Opportunities

Graduates will qualify for employment in the community (retail) or institutional (hospital) pharmacies.

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