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.
Graduates should find employment opportunities in retail pharmacies and other environments such as mail order pharmacies, home care, patient education, and various other positions within pharmaceutical companies.
6 week internship!
Classrooms that stimulate real-world pharmacy settings, including relevant equipment
Anatomy lab tour to the University of Guelph
Free Microsoft Office Professional Plus, DreamSpark Standard and Office 8