Pharmacy Assistant

Pharmacy Assistant

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Ottawa Campus
On Campus ,   Online
Program Length:
32 weeks
Diploma Issued:

Become A Pharmacy Assistant

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.

Is the Pharmacy Assistant program right for you?

  • Someone who likes variety in their work each day
  • Someone who wants a quick start to their professional life
  • Someone who enjoys a sense of responsibility
  • Someone who is detail-oriented and focused
  • Someone who is interested in both science and public health

Total program length is 32 weeks

26 weeks of theory, 4 weeks practicum placement
Up to 2 weeks of breaks

Job Market

Pharmacy Assistants work in a variety of healthcare settings. They can be found working in community pharmacies, grocery and drug stores.

  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Pharmacy & Store Front Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technical Assistant

Salary Information

Average Wage ($/hr) – $21.00
High Wage ($/hr) – $28.85
National Occupation Classification (NOC) for this program: 3414

Why Choose Online Learning

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?

  • Learn 100% online: Each online program is delivered 100% online with freedom in your schedule as to when you want to learn.
  • Instructor-led program: You will have the choice to either attend live lectures each day online or watch later on-demand. As well, since each lecture is recorded, you will have the ability to go back and review the materials taught by your instructor.
  • Instructor-paced program: You don’t need to worry if you are falling behind. Your instructor keeps you on pace to graduate on time
  • Live daily instructor access: Your instructor maintains regularly scheduled office hours to help you with any concepts or material
  • Mandatory weekly group Q&A sessions with your instructor: This allows your learning cohort a chance to interact with one another and the instructor to get questions answered weekly
  • Finish in under a year: Successful students will graduate in under a year
  • Career support from day one: One-on-one employment & practicum support for graduating student
  • Learn from anywhere in Canada: Our number one goal is to help you prepare for the right career no matter where you live in Canada

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.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:
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.

Are you looking to apply as an International Student?

Find out more about international student admissions requirements.

Program Outline

  • Anatomy and Terminology
  • Applied Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • Business Communications I – English Essentials
  • Career Management
  • Community Pharmacy Dispensing and Skills Lab
  • Compounding
  • Institutional Pharmacy & Sterile Practice
  • Jurisprudence
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Windows & Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Practicum Placement
Willis College gave me the tools and skills necessary to make my transition to P.S.W a very successful one. Very professional teachers and enrollment staff. Thank you Willis College. Pat Donahue Personal Support Worker

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