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Pharmacy Assistant Diploma Program Edmonton

A rewarding career in pharmacy.

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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.

Program Overview

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


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

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.

Amanda High

Amanda is a regulated pharmacy technician and has been working in community and long-term care pharmacy settings for over 10 years. She is passionate about pharmacy and understands that excellent pharmacy assistants are the cornerstone of a successful pharmacy. She aims to help each individual student become inspired to help patients through both accurate technical skills and excellent customer service.

Amanda High

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