OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
- Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Chemistry (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Biology (C) or (U)
- Grade 12 English - ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4U or EAE4C
- equivalent courses from the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program or the Academic and Career Entrance program.
ATTENTION International students and students who present with foreign credentials: Click here to learn about the Language Proficiency Requirements
for the Pharmacy Technician Program.
Mature students - See Admission Procedures
For more information, see the Admission Procedures document on the Registrar's Office page
Pharmacy Technician graduates have acquired the knowledge and skills that prove entry level competencies are met as outlined in the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA). Pharmacy Technicians collaborate with Pharmacists and other Health Professionals as part of a team to support and promote health and wellness for patients and their healthcare goals. Pharmacy Technicians ensure safety, accuracy and efficiency in all areas of medication preparation and dispensing complying with Legislation. Our program offers state of the art hospital and community practice labs where they learn to prepare sterile and non-sterile preparations, inventory management, community, institutional and hospital preparation and product distribution. Our program also offers unique intra/inter-professional education experience.
- The Pharmacy Technician Program has been awarded the status of Accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) for a three year term July 1st, 2017 - June 30, 2020.
- Our graduates meet NAPRA's Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.
- Our graduates are eligible to write the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada’s National Licensing Exam (www.pebc.ca) and if successful may go on to become Regulated Pharmacy Technicians. (RPhT)
- Students will complete two 4 week clinical placements in both Community and Hospital pharmacies.
- Registered Pharmacy Technicians are licensed with the Ontario College of Pharmacists. www.ocpinfo.com
When you graduate opportunities await you such as Community Pharmacies, Hospital Pharmacies, Institutional Pharmacies, Compounding Pharmacies, Home Healthcare Divisions/Companies, Pharmacy Benefits Administration, Pharmacy Application Software Vendors and Pharmaceutical Distribution Wholesalers.
Dr. Kaitlyn Harnden RPh. PharmD, CDE
(519) 972-2727, ext. 4280
- Medical Requirements Form
- A satisfactory medical exam.
- An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B (incl. Hep B titre within the last 24 months) and TB skin test.
Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs.
- First Aid
- Heart & Stroke Foundation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) BCLS Level C/AED
- N95 Mask Fit
- Employer requirement for up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
- MUST be obtained by you, the student.
- Obtain the Police Clearance by the first week of your first semester
- Clinical placements may be on day, afternoon or weekend shifts ANYWHERE within Ontario.
- You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.
- Program Physical Demands Analysis: H812
- VISION: Striving for Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care.
- MISSION: To engage faculty and students in a model learning environment to produce a pharmacy technician graduate that meets the NAPRA (National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities) competencies and the CPTEA (Canadian Pharmacy Technician Educators Association) educational outcomes with a commitment to lifelong learning and working in collaboration with other health care professionals to provide the best possible patient care.
- Program Facts for Incoming Fall 2018 Students
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
2017-2018 Tuition Fees
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.
Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.
Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.
Communication Across Cultures
Introduction to Anatomy , Physiology and Pharmacology
Inventory Theory & Lab
Intro. to Pharmaceutical Mathematics
Computer Lab Retail I
Pharmacy Practice Retail
Dispensing Lab Retail I
Institutional Theory & Lab
Pharmaceutical Mathematics II
Compounding Retail Theory & Lab
Computer Lab Retail II
Dispensing Lab Retail II
Health Promotion and Research
Dispensing Lab Hospital I
Pharmacy Practice Hospital I
Computer Lab Hospital I
General Education Elective
Dispensing Lab Hospital II
Pharmacy Practice Hospital II
Compounding Hospital Theory & Lab
Computer Lab Hospital II
General Education Elective
Ethics and Intra/Interprofessional Collaboration