Pharmacy Technician Diploma
The Pharmacy Technician diploma program at National Academy’s Mississauga campus has been awarded the status of Provisional Accreditation (with conditions) by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP). This means that our graduates (and only graduates from other CCAPP programs) are eligible to become registered Pharmacy Technicians in Ontario.
We also offer the Pharmacy Assistant program which shorter in length.
The Pharmacy Technician program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in either retail, industrial or institutional pharmacy settings. The program is a College level program approved by The Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities. Through comprehensive learning objectives and practical hands-on training, graduates of this program will be technically qualified to provide superior pharmacy technician performance. Students in the Pharmacy Technician Diploma program will combine theoretical classroom learning with practical hands-on training, ensuring that they are both well versed in all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry and equipped with the confidence needed to step into the workplace upon graduation.
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The Pharmacy Technician Diploma Course Concentration:
The comprehensive Pharmacy Technician Diploma program prepares students for a wide range of professional careers in all pharmacy settings. The modules of study in the program include:
- Orientation to Pharmacy (25 hours)
- Dosage Forms (50 hours)
- Anatomy and Physiology (75 hours)
- Jurisprudence – Pharmacy Law (75 hours)
- Pharmacy Calculations (150 hours)
- Pharmacology (150 hours)
- Retail Pharmacy (75 hours)
- Hospital Pharmacy (50 hours)
- Aseptic Technique (50 hours)
- KROLL Computer System (75 hours)
- Resume / Job Search (25 hours)
The Pharmacy Technician Diploma program is 40 weeks long and includes an 8-week job placement (4 weeks hospital setting / 4 weeks retail setting). Students will spend 25 hours in the classroom per week.
The Pharmacy Technician program is eligible for up to five different funding options, including OSAP (to those who qualify), EI, Second Career, Payment Plans and even loans facilitated by us. These funding options, to those who qualify, may assist in covering the cost of our program (Tuition: $12,250; Books: $700; Other: $817). Please call us to discuss your financial options.
Teaching Faculty and Facilities
National Academy is proud and fortunate to have Mallorie Reid, R.PhT (a Registered Pharmacy Technician and a certified CPR/First Aid Instructor) as head of our Pharmacy faculty. Our program is further supported by an experienced group of specialized Healthcare instructors including doctors, pharmacists, etc.
In order to ensure our program meets current industry trends, regulations and employer requirements, we have set up a Program Advisory Committee made up of industry experts in the fields of pharmacy, education and business.
We recently upgraded our Pharmacy classroom to include a mock Pharmacy setting as well as new equipment and supplies. Students also have access to a library, computers and complimentary wifi. Our support staff, including our Campus Directors, Director of Education, Career Counselors, Administrative Assistant, and Financial Aid officer also work with students every step of the way ensuring that all their educational requirements are met (including being job ready by the end of the program).
One the of following set of admission requirements must be met. We understand that obtaining the following requirements can seem difficult – it’s easier than you think. Please contact us if you require any assistance – we can help you every step of the way!):
1. Ontario secondary school:
- English, Grade 12 minimum mark 60 percent OR Grade 11, minimum mark 70 percent.
- Biology, Grade 12 minimum mark 60 percent OR Grade 11, minimum mark 70 percent
- Math, Grade 12 minimum mark 60 percent OR Grade 11, minimum mark 70 percent.
2. Applicants educated outside Ontario will be required to write an equivalency test, which includes English, Math and Science. Specifically:
- TOEFL (please click here to review specific minimum standards)
- ITP Nelson Form K, Level 17/18 Canadian Tests of Basic Skills (Math & Science).
Admission is competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not ensure admission into the program.
- Proof of certification in First Aid and Basic Rescuer in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR Level C), which must be obtained during the theory portion of the program.
- Confidential current immunization report to be completed by a physician (detailed information on immunization requirements are available upon request).
- Current Canada-wide criminal record police check.
Prospective students will be interviewed by one of our experienced Admission Representatives. The purpose of the interview will be to access the student’s likely success within the industry. Focus will be on the prospective student’s understanding of the profession (including, but not limited to recent developments, the general roles and responsibility of a Pharmacy Technician, etc), interpersonal skills, attention to details and motivation.
For more information on Pharmacy Technician Diploma Training
- National Academy voted Best Career College by View Magazine readers23 May 2012
- Mississauga Campus Open House with Spider Jones - December 8.23 May 2012
- New Course: Pharmacy Technician Program Now Accepting Applications23 May 2012
- Happy 33rd Anniversary To Us23 May 2012
- Great News for Students, Staff and NAHB!23 May 2012
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