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Earn your diploma and start a career in healthcare with the Pharmacy Assistant program! Offered both on-campus and online, Willis College is here to help you gain the skills employers need for today’s everchanging community needs. The practice of pharmacy has evolved beyond the traditional dispensing functions, creating the need for knowledgeable, technically skilled and competent supportive personnel. This program is designed to train Pharmacy Assistants to assist Registered Pharmacists or Pharmacy Technicians in community and hospital settings in their respective drug distribution systems. In addition to practical training using a commercial computer system, skills in communication and interpersonal relations will be developed.
The Pharmacy Assistant program is a great introduction to anyone looking to enter the field of pharmacy. Pharmacy Assistants play a vital role in the day-to-day operations of a community or institutional pharmacy. Typically, Pharmacy Assistants spend a lot of their time interacting with patients or customers and assisting them with questions, helping the Pharmacy Technicians with labeling and stocking medications, record keeping and more!
Total program length is 32 weeks
26 weeks of theory, 4 weeks practicum placement
Up to 2 weeks of breaks
Our Ottawa campus is registered with the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
Pharmacy Assistants work in a variety of healthcare settings. They can be found working in community pharmacies, grocery and drug stores.
Average Wage ($/hr) – $21.00
High Wage ($/hr) – $28.85
National Occupation Classification (NOC) for this program: 3414
Welcome To Willis College Online. A Different Way To Learn.
Online learning is broken. The traditional online learning model of sending a student their learning materials and expecting them to complete things alone each week doesn’t work. Students feel alone, not sure if they are doing things right, constantly feel the pressure of feeling behind in their work, and the goal of graduating and finding a career seems far off in the distance. To fix this problem, we have taken an entirely different approach to how online learning is done. Willis College Online is bringing the benefits of learning on-campus right into your home.
What makes Willis College Online different?
Willis College Online is the newest and easiest way to get started towards your new career. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. Take the next step and speak to one of our Admissions Advisors today.
Canadian High School diploma or equivalent. Willis College Admission’s Team uses the Wonderlic assessment tool.
For Mature Students:
If you don’t have a High School Diploma, we have admissions options specifically for you depending on which province you are in enrolling. Please contact us to see how our Admissions Team can help you achieve your new career.
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