Pharmacy Technician
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Centre of Applied Health Sciences, Windsor
  • Program Length:
  • Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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
  • OR

  • 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 details.

For more information, see the Admission Procedures document on the Registrar's Office page.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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‚Äôs 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
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
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.

FACULTY
Brian Dunmore BSc. Phm, RPh.
Faculty
(519) 972-2727, ext. 4533
bdunmore@stclaircollege.ca
Dr. Kaitlyn Harnden RPh. PharmD, CDE
Faculty
(519) 972-2727, ext. 4280
kharnden@stclaircollege.ca

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
  • 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.
CLINICAL PLACEMENTS
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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • 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

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2018-2019 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.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
LBS110G
3
Communication Across Cultures
PRM123
2

Introduction to Anatomy , Physiology and Pharmacology
PRM207
2
Inventory Theory & Lab
PRM124
2
Intro. to Pharmaceutical Mathematics
PRM133
2
Computer Lab Retail I
PRM135
3
Pharmacy Practice Retail
PRM113
3
Dispensing Lab Retail I

Semester 2
PRM215
2
Institutional Theory & Lab
PRM205
2
Pharmaceutical Mathematics II
PRM232
2
Pharmacology I
PRM122
2
Pharmacy Products
PRM226
3
Compounding Retail Theory & Lab
PRM206
2
Computer Lab Retail II
PRM230
3
Dispensing Lab Retail II
PRM211
1
Health Promotion and Research

Semester 3
PRM451
9
Retail Placement

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 4
PRM303
3
Dispensing Lab Hospital I
PRM307
3
Pharmacy Practice Hospital I
PRM313
1
Sterile Theory
PRM416
3
Sterile Lab
PRM315
2
Pharmacy Communications
PRM301
2
Computer Lab Hospital I
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
PRM302
1
Hospital Calculations

Semester 5
PRM502
3
Dispensing Lab Hospital II
PRM410
2
Pharmacy Practice Hospital II
PRM326
3
Compounding Hospital Theory & Lab
PRM433
1
Computer Lab Hospital II
PRM331
3
Pharmacology II
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
PRM501
2

Ethics and Intra/Interprofessional Collaboration

Semester 6
PRM461
9
Hospital Placement