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
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for the Pharmacy Technician Program.
Mature students - See Admission Procedures
For more information, see the Admission Procedures document on the Registrar's Office page
The pharmacy technician will work in collaboration with registered pharmacists in retail and institutional settings, works with professional and other paramedical personnel, and performs a variety of functions related to the dispensing of prescriptions. Duties in a retail pharmacy include inventory control, filling prescriptions on the computer, counting and packaging. Pharmacy technicians also do third party billing. In a hospital or institutional setting they will work in collaboration with pharmacists and prepare intravenous solutions for patients.
This program will appeal to students who have a sense of responsibility and are extremely accurate in their work habits, paying attention to detail. They must also be able to work both independently or as a team member, with the ability to take initiative within the limits of their position. Good customer relations are also important.
- The Pharmacy Technician Program at St. Clair College has been awarded the status of Full Accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs for a five year term 2012-2017.
- Our graduates are eligible to write the national licensing exam to become a registered pharmacy technician.
- Our state of the art retail and hospital labs allow for real life simulation of pharmacy practice.
- Our students will complete a 4 week work placement in both a retail and hospital pharmacy.
Employment prospects are excellent for pharmacy technicians. Job opportunities exist in community and hospital pharmacies, with third party billing companies and with computer software vendors.
Patricia Meloche RPhT.
(519) 972-2727, ext. 4318
- 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
- NIOSH N95 Respirator Fit Test
- 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.
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
2016-2017 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
Computer Lab Retail I
Pharmacy Practice Retail
Dispensing Lab Retail I
Institutional Theory & Lab
Inventory Theory & Lab
Compounding Retail Theory & Lab
Computer Lab Retail II
Dispensing Lab Retail II
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 & Intraprofessionalism Collaboration