Pharmacy Assistant Program

The purpose of the program is to prepare students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level positions in retail pharmacies, as well as pharmaceutical companies. This program provides an overview of the theory, principles and practices of the Pharmacy Assistant. Areas of study include accurately and safely processing prescriptions, pharmacy software practice, proper extemporaneous compounding techniques, controlling inventory, keeping accurate and confidential records, third party billing, acting within relevant legislation, and effectively communicating verbally and in writing. Graduates will be prepared to work as members of an interdependent health-care team.

Employment opportunities

  • Retail pharmacies
  • Mail order pharmacies
  • Home care
  • Patient Education
  • Community Pharmacies
  • Long term Care Pharmacy
  • Hospital
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmaceutical Company
  • various other positions within pharmaceutical companies

FACT

Pharmaceutical sales in Canada have a 2.5 percent share of the global market, making Canada the 9th largest world market.
“Pharmaceutical Industry Profile.”¬†Government of Canada.