The Pharmacy Technician (PHT) diploma program is designed to prepare you for a challenging career in a Community/Retail Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Long-Term Care Facility or a corporate/industrial environment. Throughout your Pharmacy Technician courses, you will learn the history of pharmacy, legislation and health care systems; roles of the pharmacist and technician; the various pharmacy organizations in the province, and ethical standards. Understanding dispensary, medical and pharmaceutical terminology, prescription interpretation and the abbreviations, introduction to various dosage forms, the various therapeutic classifications of drugs. Courses in the Pharmacy Technician program include Pharmacy Math, Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, Compounding and Sterile Technique. You will have specific courses related to the Community Practice, the Hospital Pharmacy and the Long Term Care Pharmacy.
You will receive hands on training on operation and maintenance of the pharmacy software “Nexxsys”, entering prescriptions and printing labels,maintaining patient’s profile, drug search,doctor search, special instructions, third party billing and inventory management. A well-equipped pharmacy lab provides students with hands on experience dispensing medications and performing non-sterile and sterile compounding.Communication and client service skills include verbal and written communication skills, customer service, dealing with professional, peers and dispensary staff; problem solving techniques, handling complaints, and the respecting privacy and confidentiality.
The program is designed to meet the requirements set by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA), Canadian Pharmacy Technician Educators (CPTEA) and The Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP).
This 40 week diploma program with the combination in-class learning, in-lab, hands on practical experience and co-op placement ensures you graduate with confidence in yourself and in your theoretical and practical skills.