Pharmacy Assistant
Heritage College

Heritage College
16 weeks
$24,000 - $55,000
Full Time

Heritage College

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Program Description

Learn to be a pharmacy assistant with Alberta’s only 16-week express Pharmacy Assistant diploma.

Heritage College’s Pharmacy Assistant diploma program covers everything a professional pharmacy assistant needs to know. Over the length of this course, you’ll learn compounding, packaging and labelling pharmaceutical products, maintaining prescription records, and conducting inventories of medications and pharmaceutical products.

As part of this course, you’ll develop the fundamental skills needed to support a pharmacist or pharmacy technician in the day-to-day operations of a retail or institutional pharmacy. To provide you with an edge in the modern workforce, we offer hands-on training with the Kroll Pharmacy Management System. Our training ensures you graduate with the technical and medical knowledge needed to launch your career in pharmacies.

As part of the Express Pharmacy Assistant program, you are guaranteed a 3-week workplace practicum in a Calgary-area pharmacy. This work placement provides you with the valuable, real-world work experience today’s pharmacies look for. Graduates of our programs receive continuing support from Heritage College’s Career Services department, including help with job searches, resume and LinkedIn profile reviews, and interview preparation.

Course Overview
Graduates of Heritage College’s Express Pharmacy gain the technical and medical knowledge needed to support the day-to-day operations of a pharmacy. Over the length of this 4-month program, students:

  • Gain valuable hands-on experience in labs and practicums, including non-sterile compounding and dispensing
  • Study medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology to identify the major classes of drugs needed to treat illnesses and other conditions.
  • Learn the important mathematical formulas used by pharmacy assistants in their daily jobs
  • Explore both institutional and retail pharmacies to discover the differences and prepare students for careers in any type of pharmacy
  • Learn the regulations and laws that govern pharmacies in AlbertaInstruction Method

Instruction Methods
Heritage College’s Express Pharmacy Assistant diploma program has two delivery methods:

  • In-Class: Either two days a week (weekend option) or four days a week (evening option) at Heritage College’s Northeast Calgary campus.
  • Online: Lectures and theory delivered online, with online assessment.

This program combines lectures, visual aides, hands-on learning via practical exercises, projects, exams and group discussions into an accessible learning experience. Validation of knowledge is done through thorough exams, practical tests, projects, and practicum evaluation. 

Pharmacy Assistant Course Details

The Pharmacy Assistant Course at Heritage College is a Full Time Science program that lasts approximately 16 weeks. You can find this program at multiple campus locations. Career opportunities that are related to Pharmacy Assistant Course earn an average total salary range of $24,000 - $55,000 annually – the only credential requirement for this course is a Diploma

This program will allow you to enter the Science job market at a higher pace and armed with all the required talent and skills. This course includes Science industry certifications to reflect the growing requirements in this fast pace competitive world. Stay one step ahead & evolve much quicker than your competitors and the market.

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Learn more about the education and preparation needed to become an Pharmacy Assistant at Heritage College by filling out the contact form today to propel your career towards your dream job.

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