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 program is designed to prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career as a healthcare professional. Courses will focus on professionalism and ethics, relevant legislation, pharmacology, medical communication and pharmaceutical mathematics. Upon completion of the program you will have a solid understanding of medical terminology, the ability to interpret and prepare prescriptions, and an extensive knowledge of various dosage forms and drug classifications.
This program will give you hands-on training in our state-of-the-art pharmacy labs. You'll learn to safely and efficiently prepare sterile and non-sterile products, following the guidelines of safe medication practice, including aseptic technique. Students will learn dispensing and compounding skills taught in our pharmacy labs. A focus on inter/intra-professional activities through simulated labs will prepare our graduates to work collaboratively with registered pharmacists and other health care professionals.
Registered Pharmacy Technicians (RPhT) have an expanded scope of practice and demand is increasing in the health care profession. Registered Pharmacy Technicians are accountable and responsible for the technical aspects of both new and refill prescriptions, as well as performing final checks on prescriptions before they reach the patient.
- The Pharmacy Technician program has Full Accreditation Status with the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) for a five year term 2012-2017.
- Our graduates are qualified to write the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada's national licensing exam. www.pebc.ca
- Students will complete two 4 week clinical placements in both retail and hospital pharmacies. Students will have the opportunity to complete all the competencies required of them at these clinical sites in order to meet NAPRA's Competencies for Entry to Practice. www.napra.ca
- Our curriculum organizes collaborative activities with students in other healthcare programs
- Registered Pharmacy Technicians are licensed with the Ontario College of Pharmacists. www.ocpinfo.com
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
- 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
- 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.
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