Diploma in Pharmacy Technician

Stenberg College

Program Description

Diploma in Pharmacy Technician

Stenberg College

Over the course of this program, students will:

  • Learn to process a prescription accurately and efficiently in a pharmacy setting
  • Perform pharmaceutical calculations and conversions based on prescription information
  • Learn to effectively support pharmacy operations including merchandising, inventory management and risk management
  • Develop skills to multi-task, think critically and collaborate with health professionals to provide exceptional patient care

Facts

  • Duration: 43 weeks including two 4-week practicums
  • Delivery Method: Online and In-class
  • Language: English
  • Intakes: May (in-class), February and September (Online)
  • Credential Awarded: Diploma

Program

Stenberg College’s Pharmacy Technician program will prepare you for the career of a Pharmacy Technician in hospital and community pharmacies. Since 1999, Stenberg has been offering this program with formal affiliations in place with health authorities in British Columbia and Alberta. The program focuses on hands-on training through labs and practicum places, so students graduate with total confidence in their abilities. Courses include:

  • Medical Terminology/Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Laws and Ethics
  • Pharmacy Operations and Dispensing
  • Career Search Strategies

Career Options

As a Pharmacy Technician, you’ll find opportunities with:

  • Hospital pharmacies
  • Community pharmacies
  • Compounding and other specialty pharmacies
  • Insurance companies offering drug coverage plans
  • Provincial government offering coverage plans
  • Teaching positions at colleges offering Pharmacy Technician programs

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of Grade 12 or mature student status
  • Grade 12 English (minimum grade C) or equivalent*
  • Grade 12 Biology (minimum grade C) or equivalent*
  • Grade 11 Math (Foundations, Principles or Precalculus - minimum grade C) or equivalent*
  • Grade 11 Chemistry (minimum grade C) or equivalent*
  • Typing Speed of 35 net words per minute

* Students can obtain equivalencies for the required courses from post-secondary training, Stenberg College challenge tests, etc.

Language Proficiency Requirements: Overall IELTS Academic Test score of 6.0 with no component less than 6.0 (Speaking and Listening) or 5.5 (Reading and Writing) (or other ESL equivalencies as determined by Stenberg College). Must be within the last two years.

This school offers programs in English.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 1, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
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Feb. 2019
May 2019
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43 weeks
Full time
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- $18,420.33
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Canada - Surrey, British Columbia
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