This comprehensive program prepares individuals to achieve
competency in the skills and theoretical knowledge necessary
to enter the Pharmacy environment as a Pharmacy Technician.
Emphasizing a customer-centered approach, this program also
helps develop the proper attitude and sense of responsibility
necessary for success in the progressive field of Pharmacy.
This program will prepare the graduate to work under the
supervision of a licensed pharmacist in hospitals, community
pharmacies and other related pharmaceutical fields. Typical
duties of a Pharmacy Technician include preparing medication
for dispensing; compounding pharmaceuticals; preparing aseptic
products; inventory control; purchasing; merchandising; record keeping as required under such acts as the Food and Drug Act; narcotics control; third party billing; drug distribution; pre-packing pharmaceuticals; computer processing; and clerical and other duties as necessary.
Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply to sit the
certification examination offered by the Pharmacy Technician
Certification Board of Alberta (PTCB-AB) and to register with
the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians – Alberta
(CAPT – AB).
• Grade 12 diploma or equivalent (transcript required) with a passing mark in Biology 30, Science 30, Math 30 or 33, and English 30 or 33.
• Passing score on the CDI entrance examination.
• Pre-Entrance Immunization Report indicating student is fit to undertake the program/practicum and has up-to-date immunization. In addition to regular immunization, it is mandatory that each student start the immunization process against Hepatitis B within the first month of starting the program. Students may also be required to be immunized against influenza virus, dependent on field placement requirements.
• Police check indicating the absence of a criminal record.
• A minimum keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute prior to starting the practicum component.
In order to graduate and receive a diploma, a student must
obtain an overall average of at least 70% in the Pharmacy
Technician program and a minimum grade of 70% in each of
the final exams (theory and practical).
A student must complete the hours of the Student Success
Strategies and Career and Employment Strategies courses, as
well as the hours of the Practicum for the program as indicated on this outline.
Upon completion of the program, the student must have a
minimum keyboarding speed of 35 words per minute.
Student Success Strategies and Career and Employment Strategies
In addition to learning career-oriented skills, students at CDI
College also learn how to get a job in their chosen profession.
That is why every diploma program includes our Student Success
Strategies and Career and Employment Strategies courses.
Our Employment Services Department will assist the graduate in
resume writing, as well as preparing for job interviews. Our staff is sensitive to current job market trends and the needs of employers in each local market.
Our graduates receive one of the most intensive job search
programs available anywhere in North America.
This school offers programs in:
Last updated February 22, 2016