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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.
Total program length is 32 weeks
26 weeks of theory, 4 weeks practicum placement
Up to 2 weeks of breaks
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
To apply, you must possess ONE of the following: Grade 12 (Secondary School Diploma) or GED equivalence
Willis College Entrance Assessment. If you are a Mature Student (over 18 years of age and/or have been out of school for one year or more), you can gain admittance by writing a free high school equivalency test.
Note: Students with foreign credentials, regardless of whether their documents have been translated/compared or not, should be tested to establish literacy in the English language.
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